San Marino: Senhit – Adrenalina
Shi: Oh, San Marino. If there’s a country whose entry I always approach with some trepidation, it’s this tiny nation that has just about 2.5 times the population of the Los Angeles suburb with the same name. As a general rule, there’s a good chance I’d actually trust the 13,000 residents of the Californian town ahead of its Italian counterpart to come up with a three-minute musical endeavor that is more sensible than, well, most of what San Marino has contributed to the Eurovision Song Contest.
Sensibility has never been San Marino’s strength, so naturally, when coming to pick a random collaboration out of the American music industry, Senhit had to choose someone from a state notoriously known for complete lack of any sensibility. Case in point: a rapper from Florida whose stage name, Flo Rida, is pronounced differently than the state’s name. Because of course it is.
But I digress. “Adrenalina” is an extremely catchy tune that is sure to be an explosion of color and terrible vocals on stage, and come May, no one will really care enough about Flo Rida’s involvement, one way or another, and nothing I just said will prevent San Marino from getting its best result ever. (Which sounds less impressive when you realize its current best is 19th in the final.)
Felix: Oh sweet Monettaland, what have you done? Is it really you? Well, similar to what Shi said, I fear a rather messy performance on stage. But as much as I don’t need “Adrenalina”, San Marino needs a decent result, and it will get it this time.
Martin: I don’t fear a messy performance, I welcome it! “Adrenalina” isn’t a great song and Senhit’s live chops are questionable, but this will be three minutes of pure entertainment, intended or otherwise. It’s a genius choice to open the first semi-final (and somehow it’ll be even more glorious if Flo Rida doesn’t show up).
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