Many performers live by the mantra “turn up the heat or go down in flames.” Surely Senhit is among them. Beyond the kerosene and gasoline in her lyrics, San Marino’s Eurovision 2021 star has unveiled the final piece of her total slayage realness honey tool kit: American rapper Flo Rida.
After months of teasing, footage emerged of him in Rotterdam on Tuesday. On Wednesday afternoon we finally saw him on stage inside Rotterdam Ahoy. During Senhit’s dress rehearsal for the Semi-Final 2 jury show, he turned up and turned out, helping give Senhit extra confidence as she moved from her spinning platform to the runway. You can check out the rehearsal footage in our Insta clip below.
Flo Rida joins Senhit ahead of Eurovision 2021 jury show
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These are the lyrics that Flo Rida sings.
Senhit got adrenaline (adrenalina)
Step in the party, ’cause she know to do my body like hot coals
Gasoline, kerosene, stop, drop, roll
I can’t blame it on the stove
911 when she comin’ down the pole
Yeah, we’re like flames when we touch, can’t get enough
We get ignited, so excited, you can feel a rush
Like cloud fire, more fire when we in the club
Put up my lighter, got the heat, she got me burnin’ up
Whoa, so hot, look at it steam up
We got the blaze, so inferno when we team up
Hotspot, hot girl, have you seen her?
We up in smoke, fireworks, adrenalina (whoa, oh, oh, oh, oh)
Speaking to Eurovision.tv on Tuesday, Senhit said:
“Actually when I invited him to join me on the Eurovision stage back in March, the decision was made there with joy. It was not easy to predict the traveling restrictions, but there we go… I’m very happy to have him with me to perform ADRENALINA, not only to Europe but to the whole world! We are ready!”
As for Flo, the “Good Feeling” hitmaker said:
“What’s up Netherlands, it’s your man Flo Rida!
I’m so excited to see you guys at the Eurovision Song Contest. I’ll be hitting the stage with the superstar talented Senhit to perform our new record Adrenalina.
It’s such a good feeling to be back in Europe after so long. I’m very grateful to be able to perform once again, and on the biggest stage in the world.”
So did Flo Rida know about Eurovision before coming into contact with the Italian star?
“I had no idea about it,” he told the BBC. “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.”