She is the Italian singer who was set to represent San Marino for a second time at Eurovision 2020 with the disco-funk single “Freaky!”. Although Senhit didn’t get that opportunity this year, during the special replacement programme Eurovision: Europe Shine A Light, the star announced that she will represent San Marino at Eurovision 2021.
Senhit to represent San Marino at Eurovision 2021
As part of Eurovision: Europe Shine A Light, Senhit was featured in the showcase of all 41 artists that were due to take part in Eurovision 2020 in Rotterdam. During her video message to viewers, she wished us well in these times of uncertainty. Initially walking off out of shot, Senhit gave her fans one last surprise by coming back and signing off by saying “See you next year!”.
Despite some initial confusion amongst fans, the realisation of what Senhit said eventually set in. The “Stand By” singer also confirmed through Twitter that she will represent the microstate in the next edition of Eurovision:
“Yes guys, See you next year! ❤️ @Eurovision 2021! ✨”
— Senhit (@senhitofficial) May 16, 2020
No details about how Senhit’s song for Eurovision 2021 have been revealed yet by Sammarinese broadcaster SMRTV.
This year, the star offered fans a choice between two songs – “Freaky!” and “Obsessed” – in a digital online duel. Whether Senhit will do something similar for 2021 is not known, and we will have to wait for further details.
San Marino at Eurovision 2020
A fan favourite to return for San Marino, Senhit was largely rumoured to make her return this year and was confirmed as San Marino’s Eurovision 2020 representative in March. Her song selection was a unique online duel between two candidate songs, “Freaky!” and “Obsessed”, in a voting period that went over two days.
The fans ultimately voted for “Freaky!” — a disco-infused number that builds on San Marino’s disco-era number from Serhat last year. The track was written by an Italian-Swedish team consisting of Gianluigi Fazio, Henrik Steen Hansen and Nanna Bottos Olsen. It’s a complete departure from her demure, delicate ballad “Stand By” that she sang in Dusseldorf in 2011.
Reacting to the song, our William commented:
“We need a flavour this year. ‘Freaky!’ is bringing a new flavour. It’s funny. I see why people would really enjoy it. It’s fun, not a guilty pleasure, a pleasure… maybe with a little bit of guilt, I don’t mean that to be offensive”.
“This is gonna have its fans. I can see my aunties loving this, but then also young people who like funky. I’m thinking 70’s disco revived, given a modern edge. It’s very polished, it sounds expensive to be honest. This fits Senhit’s personality. She’s very upbeat, bubbly, in control and empowered”.
Eurovision 2021 confirmed artists
Senhit joins a list of 16 other acts that have already been confirmed to be representing their countries at Eurovision 2021:
- Australia – Montaigne (confirmed 2 April)
- Austria – Vincent Bueno (confirmed 26 March)
- Azerbaijan – Efendi (confirmed 20 March)
- Belgium – Hooverphonic (confirmed 20 March)
- Bulgaria – Victoria (confirmed 21 March)
- Czech Republic – Benny Cristo (confirmed 13 May)
- Georgia – Tornike Kipiani (confirmed 21 March)
- Greece – Stefania (confirmed 18 March)
- Israel – Eden Alene (confirmed 22 March)
- Latvia – Samanta Tīna (confirmed 16 May)
- Malta – Destiny (confirmed 16 May)
- Netherlands – Jeangu Macrooy (confirmed 18 March)
- Romania – Roxen (confirmed 31 March)
- San Marino – Senhit (confirmed 16 May)
- Spain – Blas Cantó (confirmed 18 March)
- Switzerland – Gjon’s Tears (confirmed 20 March)
- Ukraine – Go_A (confirmed 18 March)
Are you excited to see Senhit represent San Marino at Eurovision 2021? What sort of song do you want her to compete with? Let us know in the comments below!