The Wiwi Jury — our in-house team of music unprofessionals — is reviewing and rating the 39 competing songs in Eurovision 2021. Next we listen to San Marino’s Senhit and her song “Adrenalina”. Did we feel the rush? Read on to find out!
Senhit – “Adrenalina”
Kristín: The Freaky Queen is back and is more than welcome. “Adrenalina” is a juicy dance number and despite me being sceptical at first about Flo Rida’s participation here, they managed to sell it to me without hassle. This might not be the best Latino infused R’nB song in 21st century Eurovision, but it is by far the most enjoyable. I completely get and support San Marino’s betting odds this year, because both Senhit and “Adrenalina” are a major force to be reckoned with when the competition kicks off for real. There is not a shadow of a doubt that Senhit will be bringing everything she has and she will deliver. Let’s just hope all the wigs will fit into her hand luggage!
Calvin: Nothing seems impossible for Senhit. She is the personification of the Eurovision spirit and you can feel the fun she’s having. Knowing which bits and pieces she had to improve from last year, she single-handedly shocked everyone with the drop of “Adrenalina”. A slick uptempo-production with a memorable hook. Gone are the days of entries from San Marino as guilty pleasures. This is an attack for the victory. It’s surely not the most innovative song of the year, but there’s no need to have 39 interpretations of uniqueness. I want to dance, I want to sing along and I want to watch her perform. She ticks all the boxes.
Ron: “Adrenalina” is a great up-tempo pop track with impressive production. I really like its Middle Eastern sounds. Senhit is a great performer that really fits into this song, she has so much charisma and sassiness and she is one of the most likeable artists of this year’s Eurovision. This is such a huge change from her previous Eurovision entry from 2011. “Adrenalina” feels much more Senhit and I love it. Obviously, when we look at San Marino’s entries at Eurovision, this is among its best efforts, yet I feel like it’s a bit overrated this year. It’s a great track that I enjoy listening to when it comes on, however, it is a bit average and generic – we’ve heard those kinds of songs before so many times. It’s good but not amazing, yet maybe amazing staging will make me raise my score at Eurovision.
Renske: If you want to be filled with energy, San Marino’s entry is the one to go to. Somehow, it is a bit of a time machine back to 2011, when performers such as Kesha and Rita Ora were dominating the world charts. “Adrenalina” is very loud. However, the loudest child in the class does not always turn out to be the most loved one or the brightest. At the same time, the amount of attention and time that was invested in this song, including a songwriting team made up of about ten people, says a lot about its production quality.
Sebastian: Like the little engine that could, It’s really hard to not like a Sammarinese entry, as they always add an injection of humility and character to the contest. That said, San Marino and Senhit have pulled out all the stops to show that they can be all class. “Adrenalina” is Latin-pop, by the numbers, delivered in a superior package worthy of any national final. A potential cameo by Flo Rida turns Adrenalina up to 11, and really makes it a force to be reckoned with. The only potential weakness to the song is that, for as much character Senhit possesses and adds to the track, her vocals may not be strong enough to match the song.
Senhit – “Adrenalina” rankings
In the Wiwi Jury we have 24 jurors but only have room for five reviews. The remaining scores are below:
We have removed the highest and lowest scores prior to calculating the average. This is to remove outliers and potential bias. We have removed a low of 4 and a high of 9.5.
Wiwi Jury verdict: 8.2/10
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