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Eurovision 2021 San Marino profile: ‘Adrenalina’ by Senhit

San Marino in Eurovision

San Marino debuted in Eurovision back in 2008, and have qualified for the grand final on only two occasions in their history (2014 and 2019).

In 2019, Serhat achieved their best ever result with his song ‘Say Na Na Na’, which finished in 19th place with 77 points. The only other time San Marino have qualified for the final was in 2014 with Valentina Monetta’s ‘Maybe’, which finished in 24th place with 14 points.

2021 entry: Senhit – ‘Adrenalina’

  • Semi-final: Senhit will compete in semi-final 2 in 1st position in the running order

  • My Eurovision Scoreboard fan ranking: 3rd out of 39 entries

  • Odds to win ranking: 9th out of 39 entries

  • Odds to qualify ranking: 7th out of 17 entries

(rankings as of 6 April 2021)

About the artist

41-year-old Senhit Zadik Zadik, professionally known as Senhit, was born and raised in Bologna in Italy by her Eritrean parents. In the early years of her career, she performed in the musicals ‘Fame’, ‘The Lion King’, and ‘Hair’ throughout Switzerland and Germany.

Senhit debuted in the Italian music scene in 2005, and has been releasing music ever since, including three albums and an extended play.

This isn’t Senhit’s first try for the crystal trophy. The singer has previously represented San Marino on the Eurovision stage in 2011 in Düsseldorf with the song ‘Stand By’, which came 16th in its semifinal and failed to qualify.

In the lead-up to her participation in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, Senhit has been releasing covers of previous Eurovision songs as a part of her #FreakyTripToRotterdam series, which have included ABBA’s ‘Waterloo’ (Sweden 1974), Conchita Wurst’s ‘Rise Like a Phoenix’ (Austria 2014), and Bilal Hassani’s ‘Roi’ (France 2019).

She was internally chosen for Eurovision 2020 with her song ‘Freaky!’, and was internally selected again for the 2021 contest.

About the song

‘Adrenalina’ is written by Chanel Tukia, Tramar Dillard, Jimmy Thörnfeldt, Joy Deb, Kenny Silverdique, Linnea Deb, Malou Linn Eloise Ruotsalainen, Senhit Zadik Zadik, Suzi Pancenkov, and Thomas Stengaard, and is produced by Jimmy Joker, Joy Deb, and Thomas Stengaard.

Some of these names may be instantly recognizable to some Eurovision fans. Joy and Linnea Deb are both members of the songwriting production team “The Family”, who have written numerous Melodifestivalen entries and songs for Eurovision alumni.

A version of the song featuring internationally recognized American rapper Flo Rida was released, with the Sammarinese Eurovision delegation declaring

“Flo Rida has been part of the production and is featured in the music video, but it’s yet to be decided if he will take part on stage in Rotterdam. The rap part will either way remain.”

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