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Flo Rida arrives in Rotterdam to join San Marino’s Eurovision performance

By | Published on Wednesday 19 May 2021

Senhit & Flo Rida

Flo Rida has confirmed that he will perform with San Marino’s Eurovision entrant Senhit at this Thursday’s semi-final of the big Song Contest. The US rapper appears on the recorded version of the song – ‘Adrenalina’ – but it had been unclear if he would travel to the Netherlands for the show until his arrival in Rotterdam yesterday.

In a statement, Flo Rida says: “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”.

The rapper will join Senhit on stage at the semi-final tomorrow and, if the song qualifies, at the grand final on Saturday. If successful, it would only be the third time the country has made it to the final since it first entered the competition in 2008.

This is also Senhit’s third time representing San Marino. She first entered with the song ‘Stand By’ in 2011, but failed to get through to the final. She was then due to perform the song ‘Freaky’ last year, but the competition was cancelled due to the pandemic.

Not the luckiest of Eurovision performers, she nonetheless chose to take the risk of including American Flo Rida when putting together this year’s song, despite not knowing what travel restrictions would still be in place by May, within Europe let alone trans-Atlantic.

Commenting on the rapper’s arrival in the Netherlands yesterday, she 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!”

Having been replaced by a stand-in until now, Flo Rida will join today’s rehearsals before Thursday’s live broadcast. Tomorrow’s show will be the second semi-final, following the first last night. What was clear from that show is that, after a year off, everyone has upped their game. This meant that there were very few duds among last night’s hopefuls.

Still, there were a few, and all of them went through, meaning that some better songs and great performers will not be seen by a larger audience at the final on Saturday. North Macedonia were robbed! Favourites Lithuania and Malta did make it through, though. As did Ukraine, whose song is mind-bendingly incredible.

Those hoping for something more comical will still be in luck, though. Norway somehow got through with a very confusing angels and devils theme. Also, Germany – one of the so called ‘Big Five’ countries that go through to the final automatically due to the financial contributions they make to organiser the European Broadcasting Union – have sent a song and performance that is utterly perplexing.

Anyway, before all that, you can acquaint yourself with Senhit and Flo Rida’s ‘Adrenalina’ here: