It’s been a wild ride in the world of Eurovision recently. Earlier this month, Italian superstar Senhit dropped “Adrenalina”, featuring a very special appearance from none other than American rap sensation, “Low” hitmaker Flo Rida. And now, the San Marino Eurovision team have confirmed the news we’ve all been waiting for. If circumstances allow it, Flo Rida will be travelling to Rotterdam to perform on the Eurovision stage.
Flo Rida will travel to Rotterdam “if circumstances allow”
Senhit broke the news in an interview with Eurovision Planet. “If circumstances allow it, of course, Flo Rida will be on the Eurovision stage”, she said. “He heard the song, loved it, and wanted to participate, so I invited him to come to Eurovision.”
This news has been a long time coming for Eurovision fans.
When the Freaky Queen first dropped “Adrenalina”, Flo Rida’s appearance at Rotterdam was still up in the air. On the official list of participants, Senhit appears as a solo artist. And until now, it’s been unclear whether the “Whistle” singer will be making the long trip from the USA to Rotterdam.
“Flo Rida has been a part of the production and is featured in the music video, but it’s yet to be decided if he will take part on stage in Rotterdam”, the team originally said. “The rap part will either way remain.”
Flo Rida’s participation, while intended, is still provisional. If travel restrictions between the USA and Europe continue, the possibility remains that he may not be able to make the trip across the pond. In which case, he may appear via video link, or his verse could be performed by somebody else on stage. Jenny B, anyone?
San Marino at Eurovision 2021
Senhit and Flo Rida’s collaboration on “Adrenalina” sent Eurovision fans into frenzy. Within minutes, bookmakers slashed San Marino’s odds of victory from a massive 299/1 to as short as 28/1.
On her third time representing San Marino at Eurovision, Senhit is hoping to qualify for the final for the first time. In 2011, she represented the nation with her breezy pop-rock ballad “Stand By”, which placed 16th in its semi-final. In 2020, she was set to take “Freaky!” to Rotterdam — but her Eurovision dreams were snatched away when the contest was cancelled in light of COVID-19 restrictions.
Flo Rida is a rapper, singer and songwriter from Carol City, Florida. He found worldwide fame in 2007, with the release of his breakout single “Low”. Since then, Mr. Rida has had a string of chart-topping hits, including “Right Round”, “Whistle” and “Wild Ones”. If he makes it to Rotterdam, he’ll be the first American-born artist to appear at Eurovision since Jimmie Wilson in 2017 — who coincidentally also represented San Marino.
At Eurovision, Senhit and Flo Rida will perform “Adrenalina” in the first half of semi-final two.
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