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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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:
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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