The Wiwi Jury — our in-house panel of music unprofessionals — continues to rate and review the 41 songs that had been selected for Eurovision 2020. Next up, we take a look at Serbia‘s girl group Hurricane who won Beovizija with their song “Hasta la vista”. Did it make us want to say goodbye? Read on to find out!

Hurricane – “Hasta La Vista”

“Hasta La Vista” reviews

Florian: There’s an interesting element of ethnic instrumentation in this song, which then is combined with a very contemporary and bold production. With three strong women on stage, they’re clearly aware of how to make their very own “Hasta La Vista” moment. It’s also refreshing to have a song like this from a Balkan country, as this clearly shows that Serbia doesn’t want to play things safe. On the other hand, the song does at times come across as too scripted as I have the impression that several layers in the song’s production clash with each other and give a somewhat tangled atmosphere.

Score: 6

Luis: Take all my money. “Hasta la vista” is the pop banger I needed this year at Eurovision. It’s trash, but of the best quality. This is all I’ve wanted to hear from Serbia for so long, a rightful bop to make us want to drag our asses to the dancefloor. This “Hurricane” better come back next season!

Score: 8.5

Åri: No. Just… no. This song has every element I hate about mainstream Serbian pop. And not only that, but it retroactively ruins two past Eurovision songs I really like – “Adio” (with backing vocals from Ksenija) and Sanja’s song “Goodbye (Shelter)”. “Hasta La Vista” is trashy, it’s cheap, it’s poorly produced. I like nothing about it. No revamp can save this piece of garbage and I say it as someone who loves Sanja Vučić to death. This is the worst Serbian entry ever and one of the worst entries in general. I can talk about the things I dislike about this song for an hour without prep, I kid you not.

Score: 1.5

Oliver: Known for their epic and traditional ballads, Hurricane is presenting a new facade of the Balkan republic’s music scene to the world, and it is such a treat to have it. “Hasta La Vista” is feisty, upbeat number with killer choreography and visuals. It is is a complete 180 from previous entries to the contest and could be the change Serbia needs to return to the top of the competition.

Score: 10

William: The Weather Channel is not ready for this Hurricane! Sanja, Ivana, and Ksenija are stand-out vocalists on their own. Put them together and it’s time to issue a warning. This is loud. This is sexy. This is FIRE! As intoxicating as those Sirens from Greek myth, this Serbian threesome unleash a wall of sound, harmony and sass that speeds by as fast as a hipster after a slice of avocado on toast. These ladies stomp so hard — and bend and snap and twerk — that it’s no surprise they’re wearing shattered glass. But trust: this ain’t broken. Put it all together and you have the dance banger of the year.

Score: 8.5

Hurricane – “Hasta La Vista” rankings

In the Wiwi Jury we have 22 jurors but only have room for five reviews. The remaining scores are below:

Angus: 6.5

Antranig: 9

Barnabas: 5

Bernardo: 5.5

Calvin: 5

Deban: 5.5

Esma: 5

Jonathan: 7.5

Lucy: 3

Natalie: 7

Pablo: 6

Renske: 7.5

Robyn: 6.5

Ron: 6.5

Sebastian: 7.5

Tobias: 5

Tom: 7.5

We have removed the highest and lowest scores prior to calculating the average. This is to remove outliers and potential bias. We have removed a low of 1.5 and a high of 10.

Wiwi Jury verdict: 6.43/10

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Josh Sterling

I will give a 9.25/10 for this

ESCFan2009
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ESCFan2009

Serbia – 4/10 (35th/41)

Mr X
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Mr X

Serbia 2/10

Tylos
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Tylos

Ari’s score may have been removed but the marks left by that review will never fade!
(And I fulsomely agree)

Milye
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Milye

For those complaining about the production, check the new revamp on spotify

Lily
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Lily

I hope to see them next year. Also I want them to kick me in the face.

Dawid
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Dawid

“We have removed a low of 1.5 and a high of 10.”

Didn’t Ari give it 1 point?

BebeRo
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BebeRo

Ari is simply hater. I never read this kind of review for any song and it is cleary metter of ethnical hate not of opinion.

Colin
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Colin

1/10 rating doesn’t have to imply an ethnic hate, jeez! I gave Luta e alegria a 0/10 rating and I still love Portugal as a country. Several of their songs scored high before and after 2011. Conan was my 7th last year and Elisa is my 13th this year. Scoring a song low shouldn’t be equated with feelings towards a country!

1TruSeer
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1TruSeer

Anyone giving this lower than an 8 is a boring dry old prune

Stevan
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Stevan

chile åri

Hazzza
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Hazzza

Really?? You idiots just can’t get over fuego when fuego wasn’t gen that great it’s not different to pop songs I hear in my country all the time

Hazzza
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Hazzza

The person who gave it a one obviously has some problems with Serbia

Anita
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Anita

I am so sorry, I can’t listen to this song longer than 30 sec.

Markus
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Markus

Watching is even harder.

Roelof Meesters
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Roelof Meesters

I absolutely love this, idk why anyone would think a 1/10 is fair for this. This is the best Serbian entry since their 2015 return, and the third- best one behind 2007 and 2008. This is just extremely catchy, tons of fun and would have been amazing live. This is a 10/10 for me, I was ecstatic when it won Beovizija.

Briekimchi
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Briekimchi

Looks like I’m one of the few here. I definitely don’t think girl band pop is explored often enough at Eurovision and even though this is a genre that a lot of people just flat out hate, Hurricane (and “Hasta La Vista” specifically) represent the selling points of it really well. It’s sex’d up without being uncomfortably so, it’s catchy without getting too obnoxious, none of the girls are horrible singers and Sanja brings the vocal quality. The stage show at Beovizija was over-the-top and exactly what was needed. It was my #3 there and it is in my top… Read more »

Skiwalko
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Skiwalko

I thought that girbands were a thing of the past, but apparently they’re not. “Hasta la vista” is a cheap trainwreck of a song, that’s almost so bad it’s good, but not quite. The lyrics are messy and cringe-inducing, the choreography is embarrassing, the vocals are very uneven (Sanja’s voice is basically the only redeeming quality of this number). And how is it possible that three ESC entries used the same outdated movie reference as their title? What’s next? “I’ll Be Back”? “I’m The King Of The World”? 4/10

Mia
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Mia

“I am the lizard king, I can do anything” 😀

Skiwalko
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Skiwalko

Well, I wouldn’t mind a Jim Morrison reference.

Héctor
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Héctor

The only good singer here is Sanja, the other two are just good-looking. That’s a real problem for a live performance, we saw that in Beovizija. The studio version sounds better but it is still way too noisy and energetic. I think they would have delivered a dynamic performance so they would have grabbed points from the televote. In addition, as they are famous in the Balkans, I’m sure the Balkan juries would have voted for them too. So that’s a qualifier and a top 15-20 placement in the Grand Final. 4. Romania – Roxen – Alcohol You (8) 11.… Read more »

Odysseas
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Odysseas

What can i say?? This song is a bop, nothing to do with the previous Serbian entries. The members form well together but this isn’t my kind of music unfortunately.
Overall:5.5/10 (24th)

KESC
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KESC

I like it, but it gets a bit repetitive after a while. They can do much better than Hasta la Vista, so RTS better choose them for next year.

Emily
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Emily

Parts of this song I like, and there’s parts I don’t. I just don’t think there’s any song that deserves a 1, though. Might be just me.

Tom
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Tom

Serbia 5/10

Colin
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Colin

SERBIA – I applaud Serbia for trying something other than a ballad. Unfortunately, there are times when Balkan uptempo music sounds cheap and this is the prime example of it. It’s loud and in your face from start to finish, with parts of the instrumental sounding sped-up to exhaustion. The lyrics are not only basic, but at times confusing. For instance, the whole song is about them ditching the guy, yet a quote says ”sorry that you didn’t like me”, implying he was the one to leave first. It’s a hot mess. I will give it creating an engaging atmosphere… Read more »

Skiwalko
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Skiwalko

There is no contradiction in the lyrics. The guy cheated on the protagonist/ split up with her (“you’re with her again, again, you’re with her”, “you always pick the wrong girl for yourself”), and she’s like “I still love you, but you clearly don’t deserve my love, so I’m saying goodbye to you, ’cause I can manage on my own”. The lyrics aren’t very good, but the meaning is pretty clear.

Colin
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Colin

Hmm… I guess the option of him cheating on her, but still keeping her around is the most plausible, since if they aren’t dating anymore, her saying ”hasta la vista” feels obsolete. However, this song at least has *some* coherency in the lyrical department, unlike San Marino and another gem still waiting to be reviewed.

Paul
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Paul

I know everyone thinks this cheap and tacky but I love it! I won’t even apologise!!

Africavision
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Africavision

Yoh, Åri… Tell us how you really feel. Lol 🙂

Tibor
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Tibor

This is absolutely insufferable and part of my bottom three. The live vocals aren’t particularly good (I didn’t put myself through listening to the studio track), and musically I stand by the sangria out of buckets comment I made when I first heard this. I just cannot cope with this kind of music, I hate huge crowds of drunken people, and this just seems custom-made for them. Serbia only ever sends balkan folk, big female ballads or trashy pop numbers. It’s not that there’s nothing else in Beovizija, but they inexplicably never go for it. With this type of song… Read more »

Colin
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Colin

Two out of two today, Tibor! 🙂 Both entries are in my bottom 5 (well, Serbia is edging on it with another song) and after two good days, I had things to ventilate. 😉

NickC
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NickC

Same with me. It is bordering torture.

Mia
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Mia

This one was one of hardest for me to rate, because it’s such a chaotic mix of things which I like, but at the same time there are things which I don’t like too, so name “Hurricane” is quite suitable 😛 First of all, I like their raw energy and charisma, and appreciate the effort that Serbia finally stepped out of ballads zone, offering dance song and performance which could be really stand out and qualify, but I think it would be flop in final because song is certainly not good enough with bad lyrics and production. Their performance and… Read more »

Jo.
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Jo.

I’m sad we won’t see this major storm on the stage, that would’ve been nuclear!

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

Aha, “blowing up” the venue is only allowed figuratively. 😉

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

Great vocals on a by-the-numbers track. The sexy production isn’t to my taste on this occasion, because the music just isn’t sexy enough for me. Too much stomping, not enough charm. What, no saxophone? 🙂
It would have been great to have Hurricane at ESC though; they are a fantastic trio.

Kosey
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Kosey

17. Serbia – 7.5/10 – this entry is quite formulaic in places but it is pure filth and it knows it! I enjoy the eastern twinges and the performers bounce off each other very well, creating a welcoming atmosphere and a catchy and memorable chorus. The ladies have had enough of their man and they are ready to party. And so am I.