How the smallest country in Eurovision brought American superstar Flo Rida on stage

Flo Rida Eurovision 2021 Senhit San Marino
Senhit, San Marino, Second Semi-Final, Rotterdam Ahoy, 20 May 2021 — EBU / ANDRES PUTTING

“We have always done our best at Eurovision, but this time we have upgraded the game”. San Marino’s press officer Ersin Parlak could not be more excited about bringing Flo Rida to the Eurovision stage. “Having Flo Rida, a global name, here with our Senhit – it’s just completing the puzzle.”

“When the song preparations were going on, there was a need for another spice”. Senhit went to LA to record the song, and by chance, Flo Rida happened to be in that same studio. “He got the chance to listen to the song, and he decided to participate. It was like love at first sight.”

How San Marino brought Flo Rida to the Eurovision stage:

“Flo Rida had no idea what Eurovision was. When he got the information that 200 million watched it, he got excited”. However, the Covid situation was still a potential issue. The San Marinese Eurovision team worked until the last moment to figure out the travel restrictions. “We wanted to get him here safely and keep it a secret in the meantime.”