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.

What do you think? Are you excited to see Flo Rida on stage at Eurovision? Let us know in the comments below. 

Read more San Marino Eurovision 2021 news here

 

 

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Eyal
Eyal
1 month ago

“Jenny B, anyone?”
LOL

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
1 month ago

I know it’s a bit early to raise this obviously controversial question, but… how will the contest be held in 2022 if San Marino were to win in 2021? I mean this seriously, so don’t write “in Valentina Monetta’s back yard.” Does anyone know yet what would actually happen? 🙂

Pancake
Pancake
1 month ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

I’m pretty sure that if San Marino wins, Eurovision will be held in Italy since San Marino doesn’t have an indoor arena or stadium that has a 10,000 capacity, not to mention that it’s surrounded by Italy everywhere. With that being said, I think it will be held in Bologna or Rimini in case of a Sanmarinese win. Bologna has a 18,000 capacity indoor arena while Rimini works closely with San Marino when in comes to travel (well, at least that’s what it says on Geography Now).

Last edited 1 month ago by Pancake
Jojojo
Jojojo
1 month ago
Reply to  Pancake

Since Italy didn’t even host JESC after they won in 2014 I’m not sure if they would host in 2022 for another country. Maybe Germany, UK etc? We will see 😀

ESCJudge
ESCJudge
1 month ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

Same as with the Australians.. San Marino would have to collaborate with other country/broadcaster but(!)… Actually cities of San Marino and Rimini work as one municipality sharing transport, citizens, education, turism etc… and Rimini has an indoor arena that could host ESC… so probably it’s not the big infrastructural problem, but rather financial (I see no way Italy founds it). Anyway, that will only happen when SanMarino wins wich will not happen ?

Deborah
1 month ago
Reply to  ESCJudge

Me being the president of San Marino, I would allocate funds to Eurovision immediately lol

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

I doubt San Marino are capable of holding the contest, and I also highly doubt that RAI would jump in to save them. I imagine it would be the usual bidding process, except with a much wider range. There might not be any interest from other broadcasters at all, considering what a big job it is – the EBU will probably have to pay for most of it themselves, like 2017.

Jimmy Smit
Jimmy Smit
1 month ago

I still see Barbara as the most likely to win, but Flo Rida’s presence and support will obviously give a big boost to Senhit’s momentum. I think San Marino and the UK have the better upbeat songs of this year, but I can imagine Destiny being really fun on stage and maybe coming across as more likeable than Senhit or James, partly because she has a youthful warmth that’s vulnerable and charming. Both Senhit and James will need to make their 3 minutes the most fun they can muster. Both will need to make their 3 minutes on stage the… Read more »

Last edited 1 month ago by Jimmy Smit
Purple Mask
Purple Mask
1 month ago
Reply to  Jimmy Smit

All understandable. I don’t know why you were downvoted.

kohen
kohen
1 month ago
Reply to  Jimmy Smit

%100 I’ve same thoughts

Doris
Doris
1 month ago

Americans should be banned in EUROvision.

Ella
Ella
1 month ago
Reply to  Doris

You do know that the last time Britain won the lead singer was from American, right?

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Ella

If Katrina had been banned, Ireland would have eight wins now.

Jofty
Jofty
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

Hell no, Mysterious Woman was even worse than Love Shine A Light

Jimmy Smit
Jimmy Smit
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

Maybe the votes would have skewed to Jalisse and Italy would have never left 🙂

Jofty
Jofty
1 month ago
Reply to  Jimmy Smit

Aww. I was in a bar in Sicily a few years back, asked them to play Jalisse, then the whole bar, all locals, just burst into laughter.

Pancake
Pancake
1 month ago
Reply to  Doris

Jokes on you, there’s no nationality or citizenship rule in Eurovision and it’s up to the broadcaster on who gets to compete.

Also, Americans have been competing in Eurovision for the last couple of editions, so you can go screw yourself over that.

Grow a pair and sit down.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
1 month ago
Reply to  Doris

Erm, what about Australia, or Israel? Not quite that simple really.

CarlosM
CarlosM
1 month ago
Reply to  Doris

Are you Solo or their friend? You both are just hateful trolls.

notyourtoy
notyourtoy
1 month ago
Reply to  Doris

In that means , Greece should not bring Katerine Duska in Eurovision, because she was born in Canada

Ende
Ende
1 month ago
Reply to  Doris

So no Céline Dion with “Ne partez pas sans moi” ?

Ellen
Ellen
1 month ago

Flo Rida rap parts add spice to the song. He better be in Rotterdam with Senhit.

BeepBoop
BeepBoop
1 month ago

I don’t like the fact that for some people it seems that the song will only do well if he is there… I would be perfectly okay with Senhit doing the song by herself – she is an amazing performer and she has the Eurovision stage experience. With this entire “will he be there?” talk… sometimes she gets overlooked ><

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  BeepBoop

In my opinion, she is the one with more star quality and talent anyway. I don’t particularly care about Flo Rida one way or the other.

Biqer
Biqer
1 month ago
Reply to  BeepBoop

She is normal not so famous European singer like many other in ESC. But she can sing with international star and this brings something special on stage. Why would someone prefer her singing alone, if she can make something more? Ofc we want Flo Rida there!

Iván el Conquistador
Iván el Conquistador
1 month ago

The real question is the following: Will Flo Rida’s presence in Rotterdam increase San Marino’s chances of victory?

Nikko
Nikko
1 month ago

“Listen up, listen up. It’s me, Flo Rida what you get is what you see. As for Senhit over here, she’s a special VIP. So you better listen carefully…”

Scott
Scott
1 month ago
Reply to  Nikko

Yassss Queen. #JennyB4Adrenelina

tomtomtom
tomtomtom
1 month ago

This is a truly international song. Representing San Marino, but with Italian and American performers and Swedish song writers.

Jofty
Jofty
1 month ago
Reply to  tomtomtom

Maybe they could the Pope in; either as a backing vocalist or dancer

Boreal
Boreal
1 month ago
Reply to  tomtomtom

Hahahah great lines there!

Anhel
Anhel
1 month ago

I don’t understand why it’s assumed that would mean San Marino will do well/win. If that was the case, wouldn’t every country just hire the biggest pop stars to feauture in their songs?

Whisker
Whisker
1 month ago

That would be cool.

Ravencrow Neversmiles
Ravencrow Neversmiles
1 month ago

If this won’t happen the rona’s gonna catch these hands!

dygh
dygh
1 month ago

It’s funny how this also implies you draw the line at Flo Rida not coming to Eurovision but not everything else like Eurovision being cancelled xD

ESCFan2009
ESCFan2009
1 month ago

I’m ready for: “Senhit feat. Flo Rida – “Adrenalina” – San Marino – Eurovision 2021 – Winning performance” 😀

Michael
Michael
1 month ago

People need to listen to Flo Rida’s music again and pay attention to his parts. Because a lot of the community seems to have forgotten how uninteresting his parts in his own songs are. That combined with the fact that it’s been 5 years since he had any real hit means that his name isn’t going to hype the song up that much.

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago

I’m not sure how he could appear by video if Senhit is in Rotterdam. That’s half back-up, and I don’t remember that being an option. I wonder what the plan is for the full back-up.

Nobody Important
Nobody Important
1 month ago

Valentina’s backyard 2022 is happening y’all!!!!

sam
sam
1 month ago

“ 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”

what about johnny manuel who represented bulgaria in 2018? wouldn’t he be the most recent american born artist

Joe
Joe
1 month ago
Reply to  sam

Yeah two of the members of Equinox were American

Mathieu
Mathieu
1 month ago
Reply to  sam

One member of The Mamas, who represented Sweden in 2019 along with John, is also American

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Mathieu

Two, back then.

tomtomtom
tomtomtom
1 month ago
Reply to  sam

Yeah this is false. There are more recent Americans. Americans have won Eurovision also (i.e. Katrina).

Denis
Denis
1 month ago

I think fans are overhyping San Marino this year, as usual when huge stars are announced. But as ESC has shown fan base means nothing. Look at Blue, Cascada or Bonnie Tyler. Their hope of old merits didnt work out. I do think same will happen here. Flo Rida hasnt had a hit in Europe in years, and I doubt old merits will help here.

Daniel
Daniel
1 month ago
Reply to  Denis

Yes maybe but also for example an 18 place is good for San Marino.

Nobody Important
Nobody Important
1 month ago
Reply to  Denis

San Marino deserves to be overrated and overhyped this year. No one expected them to deliver a bop, and they did. It’s San Marino we’re talking about here! Let them have their moment and us to enjoying the song. They deserved it. 🙂

Last edited 1 month ago by Nobody Important
tomtomtom
tomtomtom
1 month ago

@Denis 100% agree! Who can possibly be upset with San Marino doing well?

Sabrina
Sabrina
1 month ago

If your song is good you don’t need a famous artist so why is flo rida in it, i think it is a good song who doesn’t need flo rida to be in it a local rapper could have done it too

Nils
Nils
1 month ago
Reply to  Sabrina

So … does a good song automatically turn into a bad one as soon as it features someone famous?

Biqer
Biqer
1 month ago
Reply to  Sabrina

You dont want to see big star in ESC? I want, it is perfect promo for competition. Why many people hate it? Because they say it is competition for boring Idol contestants without chances for success. People need to know, that a big stars want to compete too.

Samo
Samo
1 month ago

Circumstances will allow it, there’s little doubt about that. According to the handbook, invitations will be issued to participants so they can enter the Netherlands even if the EU travel ban is still in place.

If people from Azerbaijan, Russia or Serbia can enter NL for ESC, so can a person from the US.

Alo
Alo
1 month ago

I’ll bet it won’t happen haha I don’t know just a feeling

Fast Food Music Lover
Fast Food Music Lover
1 month ago

Yaasss!

I won’t accept anyone doing the rap part other than Flo Rida. So this is good news!

EuroFan
EuroFan
1 month ago

How about JennyB

Vytautas
Vytautas
1 month ago

I’m not buying this “If Flo Rida will participate, San Marino might win the whole thing”. He ain’t that big of a star in Europe, at least not in this decade. And we have already seen some huge flops – I’m looking at you, Germany and Cascada.

notyourtoy
notyourtoy
1 month ago
Reply to  Vytautas

Wee yes, San Marino will achieve its best placing since it started participating in Eurovision, but having FloRida by their side will totally push them even higher, we don’t know how higher though

Ende
Ende
1 month ago
Reply to  notyourtoy

Yes but I just hope that the whole budget will not go in his bank account and that nothing will be left for the show and performance.

Doris
Doris
1 month ago
Reply to  Vytautas

true, never heard of that guy before lol

Daniel
Daniel
1 month ago
Reply to  Vytautas

21 place is good for San Marino

Roo
Roo
1 month ago
Reply to  Vytautas

Cascada flopped mainly because the audience could obviously tell that Glorious was copying Euphoria the year before. Cascada would of scored better with a different song. So would of Bonnie Tyler that year too. Senhit is a bop – she is lovely and she is representing an underdog country we would love to see do well. Flo Rida is just a bonus.

Alex
Alex
1 month ago

honestly i don’t think he will be able to travel so they will probably do a video link? then again, how montaigne is going to travel from Australia to Europe?

Samo
Samo
1 month ago
Reply to  Alex

They will both be able to travel. Participants will be issued official invitations that allow entry to NL.

Montaigne also needs an authorisation from AU government, but that is not the case with Flo Rida.

Last edited 1 month ago by Samo
Doris
Doris
1 month ago
Reply to  Alex

This is why Australia should be out of Eurovision. It’s not in Europe and too far and will never host if winning. Australia is just here for the money and to add another useless 100% english song and UK 12 pts.

ESCFan2009
ESCFan2009
1 month ago
Reply to  Doris

Australia gave me 2 of my personal winners (2016 & 2019) and one personal runner-up (2021) in 7 years. I want them to stay forever ^^
Btw, the UK also sends “100% english song”, should they also leave? xD

Last edited 1 month ago by ESCFan2009
Roo
Roo
1 month ago
Reply to  Doris

We only gave UK 12 points once. In 2017. I would imagine the UK delegation being grateful for Australia as we usually give them some televotes too.

Mr Vanilla Bean
Mr Vanilla Bean
1 month ago

I wasn’t waiting for that. But I like Senit regardless.

notyourtoy
notyourtoy
1 month ago

I’m prepared to see them 5th in the odds after that announcement

notyourtoy
notyourtoy
1 month ago

So San Marino has more chances for the win right now

Niya
Niya
1 month ago

Only in Eurovision is Flo rida still seen as a “global superstar”. When was the last time he was even the slightest relevant? 2015? I’d prefer Senhit to perform without him tbh..

Last edited 1 month ago by Niya
Ende
Ende
1 month ago
Reply to  Niya

Same !

notyourtoy
notyourtoy
1 month ago
Reply to  Niya

Well, Senhit’s song is nice without the inclusion of FloRida, but it is not be bad that he will be in Rotterdam with her

Alex
Alex
1 month ago
Reply to  Niya

he is a global superstar, not extremely relevant in 2021 but you cannot erase years of chart success. even now he has over 19 million listeners on Spotify. Much more relevant than Blue, Engelbert, Bonnie etc.

Niya
Niya
1 month ago
Reply to  Alex

My point wasn’t to demean his previous songs or achievements, but to point out that he’s just not relevant anymore. He was a global superstar 10 years ago – not so much anymore. The ESC community is acting like Senhit is collaborating with Ariana Grande or BTS when it’s just a rapper who hasn’t been in the spotlight for at least 6 years. Though just in typical ESC fashion – what we find to be modern and fresh is outdated in the rest of the world.

Richard
Richard
1 month ago
Reply to  Niya

Since when have relevant artists performed at ESC? Don’t get me wrong, I love Eurovision, but we all know it isn’t cutting edge.

Roo
Roo
1 month ago
Reply to  Richard

Exactly and that is part of its charm. Eurovision is a bubble, it isn’t cutting edge, yet somehow it has lasted nearly 70 years.

Efraim
Efraim
1 month ago

Got to give credit where credit is due, San Marino is really going all in this year.

Una
Una
1 month ago
Reply to  Efraim

It only shows the combination of, allegedly, a broadcaster that has very little resources, coupled with an ambitious artist with a lot of money and backup. And the usual suspects and now a former famous artist. So money and names. Not just name-dropping. There is nothing nice about it. And I supported San Marino in the past.

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Una

Money is exactly how Ralph Siegel and Serhat got to represent San Marino multiple times. I didn’t like it then and I don’t like it now. Privatized for the people who can afford it…to me, the exact opposite of underdog. I’m sorry, San Marino-lovers.

Una
Una
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

I liked “Crisalide” and “Say Na Na Na” and I am aware of how the artists/songwriters managed to represent San Marino.

One can somehow understand that private monies are needed. But then what when it’s a recurring thing from year to year? I would hate to see Georgia again in the semi – with a song made in Georgia – when “Eurovision writers and producers* get the points not because their songs would necessarily be much better. It’s the name recognition that brings points.

Alex
Alex
1 month ago
Reply to  Efraim

I think it’s Senhit’s team and not San marino per se.

Ende
Ende
1 month ago

She is so talented that she does not need him to win. She has actually more chances without him than with him.

Dawid
Dawid
1 month ago

Just wanna say that Id love SanMarino winning this year

je t'aime
je t'aime
1 month ago

I’m so rooting for Valentina’s Backyard 2022 now!!! I can’t wait!!!

TD303
TD303
1 month ago

This is such awesome news! If I can travel to the US for my internship, Flo Rida should definitely be able to travel to Rotterdam for what is his job. <3 <3

Az*rbaijan
Az*rbaijan
1 month ago

I like Flo Rida, moms need to enjoy rap too

Biqer
Biqer
1 month ago

Ok, we have a winner now. Where will be next ESC? Ofc people wrote jokes like Valentinas backyard etc, but they can make outside contest to have something new. But it will be in any Italian city with huge arena near San Marino. If Malta wins, it will be complicated too, they have only small theatres I think. Switzerland would be similar winner like Duncan, so I dont think so. Lithuania and Iceland are not so strong this year. Who else? Maybe Italy. It will be very interesting this year. Many great songs. Only Denmark is really bad for me.… Read more »

Heyey
Heyey
1 month ago
Reply to  Biqer

Malta has the Ta’ Qali Stadium which would have the capacity, but it would require a temporary roof to be built.

Paul W
1 month ago
Reply to  Biqer

I seem to remember in the past when Luxembourg won one year they weren’t able to stage it and UK staged it for them. So for San Marino maybe Italy could hold the finals for them in a nearby city?

Marco
Marco
1 month ago
Reply to  Biqer

Malta used a shipyard when hosted JESC in 2014 just like Denmark did that year with ESC… And that stage was huge and massive, Malta already has experience, they’ve hosted twice JESC and they did it wonderful… They will be good hosts if they win.

Lorenzo Celli
Lorenzo Celli
1 month ago

Isn’t it unfair for other artists?

Dawid
Dawid
1 month ago
Reply to  Lorenzo Celli

Why?

Lorenzo Celli
Lorenzo Celli
1 month ago
Reply to  Dawid

Because Flo Rida is a worldwide famous singer, and his only presence in the song created already so much hype to be considered a potential winner. It’s creating so much fuss, while the entry should be considered in an objective way rather than basing opinions on a name. It’s a good song, but without Flo Rida I don’t think it would be skyrocketing like it’s doing.

Jurgen
Jurgen
1 month ago
Reply to  Lorenzo Celli

Other famous artists have competed (Bonnie Tyler) and done poorly so I don’t think it is unfair

Niko
Niko
1 month ago
Reply to  Lorenzo Celli

Other artists can also invite worldwide famous stars to perform, noone forbids that 🙂

Nils
Nils
1 month ago
Reply to  Lorenzo Celli

I love that famous artists enter once in a while and give the contest more credibility. But actually, they’ve got not much to win from it. Blue, Cascada and TaTu basically buried their careers, Bonnie Tyler, Darude and Engelbert Humperdinck couldn’t revive theirs. Patricia Kaas, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Anouk and Arash we’re more or less unaffected.
I think the last big names to profit from it were Ilse de Lange and Katrina and the Waves.

Last edited 1 month ago by Nils
Frisian esc
Frisian esc
1 month ago
Reply to  Nils

Tatu’s career still needed to begin when they performed at esc.

Ende
Ende
1 month ago
Reply to  Frisian esc

They were already huge in Eastern Europe for some years and extremely successful in the rest of Europe and the worldfor some months when they performed at ESC.

Nils
Nils
1 month ago
Reply to  Ende

Yep, they were pretty much at the peak of their career, with ‘All the things she said’ still rotating heavily on most radio stations in western Europe. The hype really was massive back then.

Sabrina
Sabrina
1 month ago
Reply to  Nils

Yes but most of them representated their own country if my country suddenly send an american without having any connection with my country i would be angry

Nils
Nils
1 month ago
Reply to  Sabrina

Okay, fair enough

Jofty
Jofty
1 month ago
Reply to  Nils

Bonnie Tyler was a disgrace

Nils
Nils
1 month ago
Reply to  Jofty

nah, i wouldn’t say so. i think she did alright – it was just a bit disappointing she didn’t sound anything like the bonnie tyler everybody knew.

engelbert humperdinck otherwise took a very pleasant, classy song and actually slaughtered it with his over-the-top crooning. but since he’s presented himself as a sore loser afterwards, i won’t pity him.

Lorenzo Celli
Lorenzo Celli
1 month ago
Reply to  Lorenzo Celli

Agree with that, but my worry is that San Marino is right now too overhyped because of him. Senhit can make a great performance anyway, just by herself. I just want them to be acclaimed for what the entry is, in a fair way. But I agree with you, the last time I heard his name I wasn’t even in middle school.

Dawid
Dawid
1 month ago
Reply to  Lorenzo Celli

What about Darude in 2018…? And people like Sergey that are massive in bunch of eastern countries. It’s not like other countries couldn’t reach out to him.And even Hooverphonic and Little Big,

Last edited 1 month ago by Dawid
Fast Food Music Lover
Fast Food Music Lover
1 month ago
Reply to  Lorenzo Celli

This is San Marino we’re talking about. They will always pick someone from overseas to represent them.

ESCFan2009
ESCFan2009
1 month ago
Reply to  Lorenzo Celli

Theoretically, every known artist could participate. Why not? The UK could send Adele or Ed Sheeran, Germany Helene Fischer and so on ^^

Nils
Nils
1 month ago
Reply to  ESCFan2009

The other way around would be hilarious XD

Jofty
Jofty
1 month ago
Reply to  ESCFan2009

I would rather see Jemini back than the awful Adele or Sheeran

Nils
Nils
1 month ago
Reply to  Jofty

woah … dude … really? i mean … yeah, you sure can dislike both of them. but unfavourably compare them to jemini? seriously???

to this day, i’m still feeling actual pain whenever i just read ‘jemini’. even the ‘perfectly sung’ studio version is among the worst three songs i’ve ever listened to.

Last edited 1 month ago by Nils
Coco
Coco
1 month ago

Don’t people travel between USA and Europe? If he wants, he can make it.

Jimmy Smit
Jimmy Smit
1 month ago

Thunder and lightning, it’s getting exciting!

Magpie
Magpie
1 month ago

Please let this happen!