San Marino’s Senhit has had her first rehearsal of “Adrenalina” at Eurovision 2021. However, her superstar collaborator Flo Rida didn’t join her today. How did she fare without him? Let’s see…
San Marino’s Senhit “Adrenalina” — Eurovision 2021 first rehearsal
Padraig: Senhit has been serving look after look for the best part of a year now with her Freaky Trip to Rotterdam campaign. And the Eritrean-Italian Sammarinese singer serves us two very distinct outfits in Ahoy. The song opens to Senhit’s face surrounded by elaborately decadent Byzantine-esque religious iconography. It gives off similar vibes to her “Amar Pelos Dois” music video. But all this is quickly dispensed with to reveal Senhit in a costume with black harem pants and puffy sleeves. Her dancers are dressed in white suits and balaclavas. They have red boots and almost resemble aliens. Flo Rida was a no show. However, the stand-in did a competent job. The official Eurovision commentary suggests that we may still see the bikini show judge at a later stage. With or without Mr Rida, the package is definitely one of San Marino’s strongest ever.
Oliver: If you’re at all familiar with the work of Luca Tommassini, this performance is his whole aesthetic summarised into a lovely three minute snapshot. The plethora of looks shouldn’t work together, but they do. Senhit’s headpiece from the opening is perhaps a little extra but even then it works well as a moment to grasp the viewer’s attention. And juxtaposed with the colour blocking graphics, this is a complete visual feast. Nothing to fault vocally, either. Senhit can sing great, move great and look great while doing it. All round, this is a great show opener.
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Photos: Andres Putting / EBU