Following the cancellation of Eurovision last year, the majority of the class of 2020 received the comeback ticket to sing again at Eurovision 2021. A massive 26 artists will return to represent their countries at Eurovision 2021. But as per the standard Eurovision rules, they’ve all got new songs.
Thus, comparisons to their previous entries are inevitable. So, we want to hear from our readers. We’re running a series of polls to ask — do you prefer the returning artists’ 2020 or 2021 songs?
Today, we’re shining a light on San Marino. In 2020, Senhit was set to take “Freaky!” to Rotterdam. This year, she’ll be singing “Adrenalina” at Eurovision 2021. But which song is your favourite? Vote in our poll now!
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“Freaky!” (San Marino 2020)
Senhit returned to represent San Marino at Eurovision for the second time in 2020. She gave the public a choice between two songs through a digital song battle. In the end, the disco-inspired song “Freaky!” emerged victorious.
The Wiwi Jury — our in-house panel of music unprofessionals — awarded “Freaky!” an average score of 5.38/10. In his review of the song, wiwiblogger Oliver R said:
“It is always nice to see a Eurovision participant return to the competition, especially after almost a decade from their last performance. Senhit’s song is an unbelievable contrast from her previous entry, going from a warm, gentle ballad to a whacky, bizarre pop song. While I appreciate the attempt, “Freaky!” seems to be trying a little bit too hard to come across as cool and hip. Furthermore, the composition itself feels underdeveloped in comparison to some of the other entries that were submitted to the competition this year – maybe some fine-tuning of the track could have elevated the number to another level.”
“Adrenalina” (San Marino 2021)
Senhit returns in 2021 with renewed vigour and the spicy pop song “Adrenalina”. The song blends traditional Eritrean instruments with a catchy hook. Upon its release, it had an immediate impact with fans and bookmakers.
However, Senhit may not be alone on stage at Eurovision 2021. “Adrenalina” features a rap verse from American star Flo Rida. Although it’s not yet confirmed if Flo Rida will make the journey to Rotterdam due to travel restrictions, the rapper says “it would be an honour” to perform with Senhit.
Poll battle — San Marino: Which Senhit entry do you prefer?
In this poll, you can only vote for one song — so be decisive. And as always, you can only vote once. Let the battle commence!
Which of Senhit’s Eurovision songs did you vote for? Are you Team “Freaky!” or Team “Adrenalina”? Sound off in the comments below!