San Marino's Senhit - Eurovision 2021 First Rehearsal

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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Stephanie
Stephanie
1 month ago

Of what I’ve seen, I don’t know what to say…. But I don’t like it that much…so far….

Jo.
Jo.
1 month ago

oh darling, they got all this wrong…what on earth are those outfits…nope nope nope

Alex
Alex
1 month ago

The official Eurovision commentary suggests that we may still see the bikini show judge at a later stage. –> they are really trying to drag this rumour as much as they can to keep the hype! How is it possible that Flo Rida can travel to Rotterdam and Montaigne no?

Azuro
Azuro
1 month ago
Reply to  Alex

Because Australia are completely OTT with restrictions while America is more sensible

Alex
Alex
1 month ago
Reply to  Azuro

but i thought there were restrictions in flights from Europe to US? Also, isn’t it a bit dangerous for Senhit to catch the virus from Flo Rida?

Patrick Pastor
Patrick Pastor
1 month ago
Reply to  Alex

Not if he’s vaccinated.

Jamie
Jamie
1 month ago
Reply to  Alex

The States just don’t a give a single -uck about travel restrictions so the bikini judge is good to go.

Jimmy Smit
Jimmy Smit
1 month ago
Reply to  Jamie

which also explains why there’s an International Bikini Competition taking place in Miami for Flo to judge

Alex
Alex
1 month ago
Reply to  Jimmy Smit

this is unbelievable…

Jimmy Smit
Jimmy Smit
1 month ago
Reply to  Alex
Last edited 1 month ago by Jimmy Smit
ESC Stan
ESC Stan
1 month ago
Reply to  Alex

If he comes, how does he quarantine for two weeks before the performance?

Daniel
Daniel
30 days ago
Reply to  Alex

Not sure Flo Rida will be there but it could be a publicity stunt only.

Alex
Alex
1 month ago

I appreciate his creative approach in the music video but he failed to replicate the vibe in the stage. The headpiece looks random, itwould have made sense if the song was about something else but it is random for Adrenalina. Also, Senhit’s outfit is too dark, why? The worst of all is how they dressed the dancers with those scary masks that remind me of Albania 2009. WHY WHY WHY?? Why guys? What’s the meaning behind it? it looks ridiculous. sorry 🙁 the performance is not as polished as I was hoping it would be. I know San Marino will… Read more »

Whisker
Whisker
1 month ago

I like how they used the rotating platform, but that’s about it at the moment. I don’t like the fashion of the dancers, face-wear and jackets, the way they move seems a bit off. Why would anyone wear those for an uptempo choreo? What’s the point of an “alien” look?

Sabrina
Sabrina
1 month ago

I was expecting more bright colors for this one and the staging as a whole seems a little random. But at least has several elements to separate San Marino from the rest of the pack. Senhit looks comfortable, I like her enthusiasm for the whole Eurovision journey.

Jimmy Smit
Jimmy Smit
1 month ago
Reply to  Sabrina

She’s been wonderful hasn’t she. She’s become a Eurovision icon for me—she’s carved out a real niche for herself as a fan and contributing artist of Eurovision.

Sabrina
Sabrina
1 month ago
Reply to  Jimmy Smit

She’s been so invested on her freaky journey to Rotterdam, I’m glad she’s enjoying the final destination. 🙂

Sot
Sot
1 month ago

Another top10 entry from this semi, wow

Alphalpha
Alphalpha
1 month ago

Those dancers look ridiculous. I had high hopes for this but it looks cringeworthy

Una
Una
1 month ago

OMG it looks “cartoonish”. Same as Malta and Azerbaijan. Further on, possibly – Iceland (very good song though with the one and only Daði Freyr in the like of a family show thing so that’s OK). Moldova and Serbia will be OTT and possibly cartoonish too.
Very strange year 2021.

Jimmy Smit
Jimmy Smit
1 month ago

Senhit said she’d bring a freaky party to Rotterdam and she is absolutely delivering that. She looked great, sounded good, and she was obviously having fun. Most interestingly, perhaps, they have a Flo Rida stand-in on stage, which suggests that they think Flo Rida will be in Rotterdam next week. The costumed dancers are giving me Rorschach from Watchmen—it’s a curious choice but it’s certainly striking. I don’t think we’ll see anything else quite like Senhit’s Adrenalina on stage this year—and that’s surely a good thing for her. At this point, I don’t think a first win for San Marino… Read more »

Boreal
Boreal
1 month ago

Senhit not afraid of success, top class show, high in energy; serving fashion, art concepts and great music. This is how you open a show.

Miranda Davies
Miranda Davies
1 month ago

Please note – it’s ‘Sammarinese’ AND not ‘San Marinese’

Nati
Nati
1 month ago

I am struggling to feel connection between the song theme and the staging..

Last edited 1 month ago by Nati
Chris
Chris
1 month ago

The video clip and her live perfomances were so colourful and now she is wearing a heavy black dress…
I am sorry, i think it’s wrong. I wanted that to succeed so much…

Roman
1 month ago

Boring….also there’s so much of her…

Séimí
Séimí
1 month ago

Get rid of the “dancers” they’re too messy.

Rosy B
Rosy B
1 month ago

I’m not convinced by the mask in the beginning, but for the rest I liked it. I thought it would disappoint, but it does not. She is good, handled the stage very well, and the act somehow comes together. She also feels like a genuine artist.

Ravencrow Neversmiles
Ravencrow Neversmiles
1 month ago

Poor dancers. They look like clowns that joined the kkk.
The stagings overall have been fine so far but I have to say I’m not impressed by the outfits.

PP77
PP77
1 month ago

Back dancers is mix of backdancers from Albania 2009 and San Marino 2019. They have mask from 2009 and bermuda from 2019.

blahh
blahh
1 month ago

agree

Doris
Doris
1 month ago

wtf

DoTheKiki
DoTheKiki
1 month ago

Is it just me or are the dancers in the white masks SUPER creepy?

The headpiece is just… what?? I’m glad it gets taken off pretty soon 😀
If nothing else, it will surely be the talk of the hour.

Nils
Nils
1 month ago
Reply to  DoTheKiki

my first thought was ‘oh look, she’s got some some sort of pussy riot slendermen with her!’. from that point, i couldn’t really focus on anything but those dancers.

shin
shin
1 month ago

a bop . period. though it would be better if the background dancers removed those masks . good one San Marino!!

PP77
PP77
1 month ago

San Marino like Malta with staging ruin their chance for win and TOP 3 place in final.

Séimí
Séimí
1 month ago
Reply to  PP77

Do we know who is responsible for San Marino’s staging?

Ben R
Ben R
1 month ago
Reply to  Séimí

Luca Tommassini, the same guy behind all of her ‘Freaky Trip to Rotterdam’ videos!

Phillybear
Phillybear
1 month ago

I don’t care about the staging. I just want san marino in the final top 10. And that is it!

kas
kas
1 month ago

Good energry, nice staging in general, lights need improvement, good vocals in the 2nd run.
Certainly qualifier.

Last edited 1 month ago by kas
Chris
Chris
1 month ago

God I’m more curious to see how this will end up than my own country!

Eyal
Eyal
1 month ago
Reply to  Chris

LOL! Me too! My home country (Israel) doesn’t give a lot to care about this year, so I’m adopting San Marino! Viva Senhit!

Ben R
Ben R
1 month ago
Reply to  Eyal

Ma, gever?! Eden hishtapra me’od! Hi tihye b’gmar b’vadaut. Senhit is pretty damn good, though.

Last edited 1 month ago by Ben R
Darren
1 month ago

San Marino delivering both memes and bops?
This gotta qualify

Denis
Denis
1 month ago

It¨s only San marino being San Marino: Weird, over the top, no sense in anything and we are here for it!

akira kyo
akira kyo
1 month ago

apparently he will be there next week. i read it a few times, but i’m not sure if it’s true

EProduc
EProduc
1 month ago

It’s happening y’all! The stand in rapper obviously means that Flo Rida will join Senhit later on, maybe for the next rehearsal or on the semi-final night.
Not too sure about those outfits though lol, they look messy and amateur… I do like that they brought the rotating platform from the music video!

Heyey
Heyey
1 month ago
Reply to  EProduc

Senhit looks good, but those dancers look like they’re part of some weird cult…

Last edited 1 month ago by Heyey
Alex
Alex
1 month ago

Supporting San Marino was one of the best things I could do this year as an eurofan. This freak trip is a rollercoaster and I’m here to enjoy it. Best San Marino result ever? At this point, looks like it.

EurovisionBenny_AUT
EurovisionBenny_AUT
1 month ago

As it could be expected from Luca Tommassini, the staging seems very OTT. I’m sure it will cater to some people, but a large part of the audience will probably find it off-putting – only judged on my first impressions.

ali
ali
1 month ago

i’ve heard that the camera shots are off let’s hope that’s fixed but sounds very promising

voix
voix
1 month ago

An ethnic bop which is accessible to anyone, with a stage perfomance that is very…. kitch

frisian esc
frisian esc
1 month ago

I mean if they use somebody as a stand in instead of a LED or hologram that definitely suggests he’ll be there in the future?

PP77
PP77
1 month ago
Reply to  frisian esc

Singer must sing live on stage. Flo rida can t be on LED or hologram .

Jimmy Smit
Jimmy Smit
1 month ago
Reply to  frisian esc

That’s the serious impression I get. They’re using this stand-in because the delegation think Flo Rida will be in Rotterdam next week.

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  frisian esc

Are any other performers allowed to just skip the rehearsals?

Jimmy Smit
Jimmy Smit
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

The rules don’t appear to prescribe compulsory attendance at the rehearsals, only that the design of the performance as it is confirmed during the second rehearsals must be the one that is used for the live show.

I would think a bit of flexibility is better, such as if a backing singer or dancer couldn’t perform due to illness or injury and needed replacing.

https://eurovision.tv/about/rules

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Jimmy Smit

That’s fair. Salvador Sobral I can understand. For what reason can Flo Rida not be there?

Jimmy Smit
Jimmy Smit
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

He’s judging an International Bikini Competition being held in Miami this week. Not even joking.

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Jimmy Smit

I just read the Montaigne article… and then I read this.