His family know him as Tramar Lacel Dillard. But to his millions of fans he is music icon Flo Rida. And now, with the hype and buzz building around San Marino’s Eurovision 2021 entry, fans are hoping Monsieur Rida will catch at ride to Rotterdam to tear up the stage with Senhit.

Big question marks still hang over whether the “Club Can’t Handle Me” hitmaker will be able to travel to the contest to appear in the “Adrenalina” stage show. After all, we are in a global pandemic. But in a recent interview with the BBC, Flo made it clear that he wants to be there.

“It would be an honour to perform with her,” he said. “I would love to go. You know there’s nothing like being embraced for your passion. I love performing.”

Senhit made it clear he is trying to make it work. “He tried to fix [the situation],” she said. “He tried to do his best, and then, yeah, we try and we are in contact almost every day with the team and try to understand if it’s possible or not, but we push so hard to have Flo Rida on stage.”

So did Flo Rida know about Eurovision before coming into contact with the Italian star?

“I had no idea about it,” he said. “I definitely didn’t. Her people reached out to my people. Right now I’m working on my album and everything and I was in album mode and I was like, ‘I have some free time.’ So I got a chance to listen to the record and I was like, ‘Woah, it’s very high energy like what I love.'”

The rapper also admitted that he doesn’t know too much about the Most Serene Republic, which has a population of around 34,000 and is known among Eurofans for stars like Valentina Monetta.

“There’s a lot that I need to know but I know one thing — I have a lot of fans in San Marino and I definitely appreciate the love,” adding, “I’m definitely loving the fans.”

Are you excited to know that Flo Rida is hyped? Let us know in the comments box below!

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KazooL
KazooL
6 months ago

Flo Rida is not going to Rotterdam. I heard that a backing vocalist could do the rap part. Honestly, though, I think they should scrap it and revamp Adrenalina. I feel bad for Senhit since without Flo Rida she won’t get the same hype from the fandom. Let’s be honest, besides the good song, the greatest part of the international attention came because of the rapper.

Safiya
Safiya
6 months ago

Well, kudos for him for admitting that he does not know much (or anything) about Eurovision or San Marino. Sometimes there are some random artists who enter national selections etc. and pretend to be overly excited and to be fascinated with the country’s culture, when you can clearly see that they don’t care about it. I would love to see him on stage, just because I believe it would make the performance complete and Senhit deserves it. If he doesn’t go, who will sing his part? Will they choose another artist? Will Senhit sing it (would it even be possible)?

GlassesGuy
GlassesGuy
6 months ago

Even having 1 fan in San Marino means most of the country loves you.

donttalknonsense
donttalknonsense
6 months ago

Personally I don’t see him doing rehearsals (2 till 3 times) then the dress rehearsal… performing in a semi final… qualifying.. doing 2/3 rehearsals again to then perform on the finale… Would have so much respect if he would do that.

Erik
Erik
6 months ago

Just proves how much he knows about San Marino

Voix
Voix
6 months ago

Panexipnos eisai esi

Iván el Conquistador
Iván el Conquistador
6 months ago

Flo Rida may know it’s a risky move but performing in front of millions of people is worth it. Kudos to him for being a star who is willing to take the challenge that is Eurovision.

tomtomtom
tomtomtom
6 months ago

It’s not risky at all. What are you talking about? What is the risk?

Jonas
Jonas
6 months ago
Reply to  tomtomtom

Travel.

tomtomtom
tomtomtom
6 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

Less travel than Australia.

NickC
NickC
6 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

Also a bad result may not look good on his resume.

tomtomtom
tomtomtom
6 months ago
Reply to  NickC

There will not be a bad result for San Marino this year.

tomtomtom
tomtomtom
6 months ago

He’s 100% going. It’s obvious. He’s not passing up the opportunity to perform in front of 300 million people and try revive his career. He would move to San Marino for a month if that was required.

Melania
Melania
6 months ago
Reply to  tomtomtom

I don’t think it’s that much anymore, more liek 120mill

Stan
Stan
6 months ago

Meh..I don’t like Flo Rida..

Kpow
Kpow
6 months ago

Flo knows nothing about San Marino now but next year he is going to serve as a human chair for Valentina.
Btw, I’m surprised that Monetta still doesn’t have any state order or honorable mention. I mean, she’s literally the only worldwide known Sammarinese citizen.

Okan idu?
Okan idu?
6 months ago
Reply to  Kpow

Serhat should have at least a main street (probably the only one they have) named after him

Zisk
Zisk
6 months ago
Reply to  Kpow

Andy Selva would like a word!

helloman
helloman
6 months ago
Reply to  Zisk

yes Andy Selva the superstar, he should represent San Marino in ESC.

Biqer
Biqer
6 months ago

If the Australian screaming singer can go to Rotterdam, why not Mr. Rida? We looking forward to you.

American ESC Fan
6 months ago
Reply to  Biqer

Americans have a much harder time entering into the Schengen Area due to our handling of the pandemic than other countries

lol
lol
6 months ago

we are doing quite well with vaccines. Im sure Flo has already got one maybe that will permit him to go

American ESC Fan
6 months ago
Reply to  lol

I’m American myself and you’re right, but the vaccine rollout varies from state to state, considering Miami Beach was on lockdown a few days ago due to the Spring Breakers lol

lol
lol
6 months ago

they are so embarrassing…

Grft
Grft
6 months ago
Reply to  Biqer

« Australian screaming singer » can you not

Grft
Grft
6 months ago

I don’t really see him going to Rotterdam for 2 weeks of rehearsals and lockdown in an hotel, but well who knows

RavensHeart
RavensHeart
6 months ago

He’s going, it’s certain, they just building hype and hope.

Lola
Lola
6 months ago

The part I actually don’t like in Adrenalina is the Flo Rida part lol. I think the song would have been equally good with just Senhit. To me, it just sounds like he is trying to promote his career and doesn’t really care about ESC. I understand why San Marino wanted him in, but this doesn’t feel like Eurovision to me, sorry. I’m all for entries that stray away from the ”typical ESC entry”, but I don’t want it to turn into a ”see who can get the biggest stars to come on stage”. Yes, I’m also looking at you,… Read more »

Biqer
Biqer
6 months ago
Reply to  Lola

But we want to see big stars there. If you want no name singers, try some local festivals.

Lola
Lola
6 months ago
Reply to  Biqer

I already do that, thank you very much. So you prefer global super stars who don’t know anything about the ESC (or maybe even the different cultures in some cases, let alone that Europe is not a country) above genuine and talented artists from the participating countries who really want to be there? I don’t get it. The ESC has successfully made it all these years without needing big stars for recognition, so why would we want to change that? That’s just my opinion.

dfafa
dfafa
6 months ago
Reply to  Lola

Ole Lola xd

Kpow
Kpow
6 months ago
Reply to  Biqer

I’ve tried a lot of “local festivals” when I was younger. There were always some relatively “big stars” like Finntroll, Pan Sonic, Gogol Bordello, Enter Shikari, Swans, Thomas Anders, Bring Me The Horizon, Einstürzende Neibauten, Depeche Mode, Tokio Hotel, Unkle, Boris, Wolves In The Throne Room, Kraftwerk, KK Null, NIN, and others. They are not “no name singer” by any mean, although they were not headliners of the show.

helloman
helloman
6 months ago
Reply to  Lola

I think its a very bland and forgettable song without Flo Rida.

Jo.
Jo.
6 months ago

#FloMarino #makeithappen

Whisker
Whisker
6 months ago
Reply to  Jo.

#iagree

Kpow
Kpow
6 months ago
Reply to  Jo.

#hashtagsdontworkonthiswebsitelol

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
6 months ago
Reply to  Kpow

#buteveryoneusesthemforliterallynoreason

Jonas
Jonas
6 months ago
Reply to  Ashton Schier

#Theyareawayofexpressingthoughtswhichisagoodenoughreasonforme

Jimmy Smit
Jimmy Smit
6 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

Words are a way of expressing thoughts. Hashtags are a way of emphasising keywords.

Edit: I always thought Whisker used the hashtags somewhat tongue-in-cheek or ironically.

Last edited 6 months ago by Jimmy Smit
Sam
Sam
6 months ago

Flo Rida at eurovision is something I’d never thought I’d hear, but Senhit is so exciting and it’s a great collab hope he gets there

Ende
Ende
6 months ago

“I would love to go” = “I will not go but you know what? I am releasing a new album with summer songs. What a coincidence that you heard about me again just before this new album”

Frisian esc
Frisian esc
6 months ago
Reply to  Ende

I mean actually going to eurovision would give him much more cloud and internet virability than just the rumor that he ‘might’ do eurovision.

Only die hard eurofans follow the news about the show before hand but the actual show is watched by like 200 million casual viewers in Europe + flo rida at eurovision could become a meme afterwards.

Last edited 6 months ago by Frisian esc
Kpow
Kpow
6 months ago
Reply to  Frisian esc

It’s a very smart PR move, honestly. I respect this even though I’m not the biggest fan of the song. After all, what else is Flo Rida supposed to do during this neverending lockdown? Let him have some fun and publicity.

Roy Moreno
Roy Moreno
6 months ago
Reply to  Ende

Yea, Victoria did the same
Instead of a national final, she promoted all songs as part of her EP before the release so we all followed it and listened to the songs :3
It’s smart and I don’t mind it xD I believe he will perform with Senhit on the stage in the end

KazooL
KazooL
6 months ago
Reply to  Ende

Totally agree. I woud love to go is the polite way to refuse an invitation.

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
6 months ago

it’s refreshing to see a big-name celebrity actually appreciate Eurovision and not completely write it off (looking at you, Zara Larsson). I’d love for him to perform, but hasn’t Senhit recorded her back-up performance already? I’m interested to see how they would reconcile that with Flo Rida in Rotterdam.

Teddy
Teddy
6 months ago
Reply to  Ashton Schier

The back up performance is only for emergencies and it’s looking very likely Senhit will go, so the back up will most likely not be needed in any case

Grft
Grft
6 months ago
Reply to  Ashton Schier

Zara Larsson has always said she’s fond of ESC, I don’t understand your comment about her

Dawid
Dawid
6 months ago
Reply to  Grft

She laughed off question whether she would want to participate at some point

Kpow
Kpow
6 months ago
Reply to  Dawid

Being fond of ESC and willing to participate in it are very different things. Maybe she realizes that she is a complete trash and won’t to do well in the contest, and that’s why she doesn’t want to compete against such powerhouses like San Marino and Moldova.

Erik
Erik
6 months ago
Reply to  Dawid

Maybe in 20 years when she is bored she said. Yes she loves to watch it, but there is a reason you haven’t heard from Flo Rida for a decade and now he’s perhaps competing in ESC. Bonnie Tyler was at her peak in the 80:s and came to ESC in 2013. Let’s say Zara Larsson has just left her peak. Then it’s reasonable to think it will take another 20 years before this to occur. You must also remember some have everything to loose when competing in melfest. If they already are listened to, are already recognised by Swedish… Read more »