This year’s edition of the Eurovision Song Contest may have been cancelled, but that hasn’t stopped artists from releasing revamped versions of their intended entries for the competition.  Serbian girl group Hurricane are the latest to join the club after revamping their Beovizija-winning entry, “Hasta la vista”.

Take a listen to the final version of “Hasta la vista”, available across numerous platforms including Deezer and Spotify.

What has changed?

While the general structure of “Hasta la vista” has remained, several small embellishments have been added to take the song even higher than the previous revamped version.

Overall, the quality and production of the number has been greatly elevated, resulting in a much clearer and professional sounding composition — while still retaining the raw edge of the three girls. Further dynamism and variety has been added with the strengthening of the bass line and the addition of almost explosion-like sounds throughout the song.

Most of the changes, however, come in and around the bridge. Where there was some backing track and vocals in the previous version, now it is much more reliant upon the girls’ voices — so much so that it almost feels like a rap verse.  Finally, the transition into the final chorus has also received a few tweaks, yet still retains the power that made it stand out to fans, viewers, and listeners.

Who are Hurricane?

Aside from Eurovision 2016 alum Sanja Vučić, Hurricane also includes Ksenija Knežević and Ivana Nikolić. If Ksenija’s name looks familiar — there’s a reason. She’s the daughter of another Eurovision alumni, Montenegro’s 2015 singer Knez.

The story of the group’s formation is explained by their founder, Zoran Milinković. After Hurricanes Irma and Maria devastated the Caribbean in 2017, Milinković participated in the cleanup efforts on the island of Sint Maarten.

After returning to Serbia, he then formed the group to send a message of support. Hurricane’s first single, fittingly, was named “Irma, Maria”. The music video showed cleanup efforts, whilst the song preached about the strength and will to rebuild after tragedy.

Hurricane were announced as one of the 24 competing acts in Serbia’s national selection, Beovizija, and were immediately a front-runner to win the whole competition.  After qualifying for the final, their fiery, uptempo number delivered the goods, winning both the jury and public vote, securing their place as Serbia’s Eurovision entrant.

The ladies have released three non-Beovizija related singles since September 2019: “Favorito”, “Avantura”, and “Brzi prsti”. “Favorito” has already amassed over 45 million views.

What do you think of the final revamped version of Hurricane’s “Hasta la vista”? Which is your favourite version of Hurricane’s song? Let us know your opinions down in the comments below.

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Ria van de Velde
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Ria van de Velde

I still don ‘t like the song

BebeRo
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BebeRo

Amazing! Even better

Sergod Legendzarev
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Sergod Legendzarev

I like them really much 😀

Mitch
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Mitch

The girls said in one interview that they have made around 15 different versions of the song, and that a maxi single release is possible, which would be awesome. The video version is by far the best though

OhhHoney
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OhhHoney

Still basic AF

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mr 305 # dale

the first revamp was better, the drums drown everything out and they took out everything dynamic now this is the version i can listen to on spotify 🙁

Yodenman
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Yodenman

Sorry but am I missing something here……a final revamp. The burning question is WHY. It serves no purpose whatsoever. I understand if they were doing it for the contest, but that does not apply. All the extra work for what ???

Fast Food Music Lover
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Fast Food Music Lover

The song will still be showcased throughout Europe during Eurovision Week. Sweden in particular will hosts their own national Eurovision Song Contest.

scotfan
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scotfan

This would have slayed Eurovision. Now it’s gonna slay my quarantine ???

Puff
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Puff

Plastic.