It was due to kick off a five-day streak of new Eurovision music. But alas, fans of San Marino’s Senhit will have to wait a little longer for her 2021 entry. Instead of coming on 23 February, as originally announced, the yet to be titled song will arrive on 8 March.
Senhit’s Eurovision 2021 song delayed until 8 March
The delay first became public when Eurovision.tv quietly updated the latest news section of its website with San Marino’s roadmap to Rotterdam. It contained the one-liner: “The San Marino starlet will share her new entry for the Eurovision Song Contest on Monday 8 March”.
Soon after, Senhit confirmed the delay on her social media platforms. “Hi everyone”, writes the “Freaky” songstress. “Just a quick change to announce: my #Eurovision 2021 entry will be out on March 8th. We’re preparing something special and I really hope you will enjoy it as much as I do! Love, S”.
Hi everyone, just a quick change to announce: my #Eurovision 2021 entry will be out on March 8th. We're preparing something special and I really hope you will enjoy it as much as I do!
— Senhit (@senhitofficial) February 22, 2021
SMRTV have opted to internally select Senhit’s new song for Rotterdam. Last year, Senhit hosted an online digital battle to select her Eurovision 2020 song. Fans voted for their favourite of two songs, “Obsessed” and “Freaky!”, with the latter securing the most votes. There is no news of this format returning.
This year marks Senhit’s third time representing San Marino at Eurovision. In 2011, she sang the breezy rock track “Stand By”, but failed to qualify from the semi-finals. Her shot at Eurovision redemption was snatched away from her following the cancellation of the 2020 contest, where she was set to sing “Freaky!”. Perhaps third time’s the charm?
Since July, the Italian-based singer has spoiled us with reinterpretations of Eurovision classics. The latest is Greece’s 2013 entry “Alcohol is Free”. The stunning video sees Senhit don lavish costumes referencing Greek culture and burlesque fashion.
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