Oonagh (singer)

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Oonagh
Oonagh in 2015
Oonagh in 2015
Background information
Birth nameSenta-Sofia Delliponti
Born (1990-04-16) 16 April 1990 (age 30)
Wolfsburg, West Germany
Genres
Occupation(s)Singer
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2003–present
LabelsUMG
Associated acts

Senta-Sofia Delliponti (born 16 April 1990 in Wolfsburg) is a German singer, songwriter and actress. Since January 2014, she uses the stage name Oonagh (German pronunciation: [ˈuːnäːɣ]).[1][2] Her signature musical style is inspired by the mystical lore of J. R. R. Tolkien's universe and by ethnic sounds throughout the world.

She had her breakthrough in Star Search,[1][2] a television talent show. She released a Christmas album with TV Allstars in 2003.[citation needed]

In 2015, she was a guest singer on the Celtic Woman album Celtic Woman: Destiny.[3] She sang the theme song to Big Brother in Germany in 2007.

Biography[edit]

Senta-Sofia Delliponti is the daughter of an Italian father and a Bulgarian mother and grew up in Gifhorn, Lower Saxony. Her father Maik Delliponti is a pizza maker and her mother Elena Delliponti a music teacher. Her names were inspired by the actress Senta Berger and the capital of her mother's homeland, Sofia. She has a younger brother. She participated in music competitions and was on stage in Musical Jim Button. In 2006, she completed her secondary school diploma. From 2007 to 2010, she completed training in drama and vocals at Drama School Charlottenburg in Berlin. In December 2017, she gave birth to a daughter.[4]

Career[edit]

On 12 July 2003, Delliponti made her first appearance on the Talent Show Star Search on Sat.1. She participated in the category Music Act of 10 to 15 years and was able to prevail until the finale. Behind her associate act Daniel Siegert, she finished second on 10 August 2003.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Release Record Label
Oonagh 2014 Universal Music
Aeria [de] 2015 Universal Music
Märchen enden gut 2016 Universal Music
Eine neue Zeit 2019 Universal Music

Singles[edit]

  • "Scheißegal" (2006)
  • "Ich sehe was, was du nicht siehst" (2007) – Theme song for German series of Big Brother
  • "Gäa" (2014)
  • "Kuliko Jana - Eine neue Zeit" (2019)

Tours[edit]

  • Mit den Gezeiten Tour 2014 (2014)
  • Oonagh Tour 2015 (2015)
  • Oonagh Tour 2017 (2017)

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Senta-Sofia Delliponti – Steckbrief, News, Bilder – GALA.de".
  2. ^ a b "Senta-Sofia Delliponti".
  3. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Celtic Woman – Destiny".
  4. ^ http://www.t-online.de/unterhaltung/tv/id_82957706/ex-gzsz-star-senta-sofia-delliponti-ist-erstmals-mutter-geworden.html