Flo Rida made his Eurovision launching on Thursday in what might have been among the unlikeliest cameos in the contest’s history.
The American rap artist, who showed up in Rotterdam on Tuesday early morning, appeared in assistance of the artist Senhit, who is representing San Marino — among the world’s tiniest nations, situated as a little republic surrounded by Italy — in the competitors’s 2nd semifinal.
Flo Rida sings a verse in Senhit’s tune “Adrenalina.” He informed the BBC previously this year that he had no anticipation of the Eurovision Song Contest prior to he was approached for the tune.
But that didn’t stop him from making the journey to Europe amidst the coronavirus pandemic, which is revealing indications of enhancement in parts of the continent however is still dealing with 2nd and 3rd waves of the infection in particular nations.
Sporting a set of cut-off shorts, Flo Rida remained in high spirits on the Eurovision phase as he signed up with the Italian vocalist — amidst the contest’s normal fancy bells, whistles and pyrotechnics — for his rap verse in the catchy “Adrenalina,” which assisted to open the 2nd semi-final.
Flo Rida missed out on the preliminary wedding rehearsal in Rotterdam due to a dispute in his schedule (he was evaluating a swimsuit contest in Miami) however showed up in the nick of time for the semifinals, much to the pleasure of European audiences.
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The contest, which will stage its grand last on Saturday, has actually had its share of prominent artists in previous editions.
Madonna notoriously carried out an eyebrow-raising set at the 2019 Eurovision, which occurred in Tel Aviv, Israel. Some of her dancers displayed Israeli and Palestinian flags on the back of their outfits, breaking the European Broadcasting Union’s policies for the contest, which is planned to be non-political.
In an unique interview with Variety ahead of the very first semi-final, Eurovision manufacturer Martin ?sterdahl detailed the comprehensive preparations and security procedures that entered into guaranteeing this year’s contest goes efficiently.