When adrenaline levels hit the roof, people sometimes make big mistakes. And it would seem that someone involved in the grand final jury show needs to answer some questions from the Sanmarinese delegation. The following is a release from San Marino’s Eurovision 2021 delegation.
San Marino files formal protest over “technical problems” during jury final
Late yesterday night, the Director of San Marino RTV filed a formal protest to the Executive Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest Martin Österdahl in relation to the technical problems that occurred during the Jury Rehearsal. Martin Österdahl this morning presented his apologies to the San Marino RTV and gave a guarantee that the artists and the performance will be protected to the highest degree. At this regards, Senhit’s staff states:
Last night, in the rehearsal of the Eurovision Final on the basis of which the national juries issued their verdict, during the performance of the team representing San Marino, a very serious event occurred and seriously endangered physical security of Senhit and the dancers who, together with the well-known American rapper FloRida, accompanied her on stage.
The rotating platform on which the artists were performing was not stopped by the attendant at the scheduled time, forcing them to jump to the ground from the platform moving at high speed. Since the platform itself is in fact a some meters long metal plate which rapidly rotates, raised a few tens of centimeters from the ground, getting off it while it is in motion involves intuitive risks, including the possibility of coming, once on the ground, hit and dragged by the moving platform.
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Obviously, which is of course less important than the risk taken by the artists but still relevant, considering the importance of the exhibition, the same was heavily penalized by the incident, both for the impossibility for the artists to perform the planned choreographies and for the loss of concentration that it inevitably entailed. Among other things, the rotating platform had also been started late, with the consequence that all the expected shots were distorted (in other words, when the face should have been framed, it turned out to be the back, etc.).
Despite this Senhit, Flo Rida and the dancers have fully honored the quote “the show must go on”, completing as they could a performance that was still appreciated by the public (it is not known how much by the national juries, who still voted without being informed of the incident).
Given the seriousness of what happened, the production of the artists and the TV of the Republic of San Marino offered them the possibility to withdraw the team from the competition, obviously considering their physical safety more important than the competition itself, but out of respect for the public the artists have declined this offer, also due to the availability, granted late at night by the organization, recognizing the mistake, to allow a trusted technician of the team to work alongside the host broadcaster employee during the remaining performances, as indeed the participating broadcaster and the creative director had repeatedly and in vain requested in the months preceding the event”.
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