Update at 25:55 GMT on November 23: Wiwibloggs have reached out to Hurricane’s PR rep who told us, “Yes, we confirm at Eurovision 2021.” So the below is CONFIRMED!
Serbian media are reporting that Hurricane has been given the return ticket to Rotterdam. The three-piece girl group will reportedly be Serbia‘s act at Eurovision 2021. But at this stage, it’s not clear how their song will be selected.
OGAE Serbia reports that Hurricane’s management has confirmed the news, however they note that broadcaster RTS has not yet officially made an announcement.
But word has also come from RTS’s Editor-in-Chief of Entertainment Olivera Kovačević. Speaking to news site 24 Sedam, she confirmed Hurricane’s selection and revealed more about their song selection process:
“Hurricane will represent Serbia next year if Eurovision is held as announced. The song they will perform with will be chosen separately. They will not perform with this year’s song, but we will especially choose the song with which they will present themselves at Eurovision.”
The news site asked Hurricane member — and Eurovision 2016 solo act — Sanja Vučić for her reaction. She initially said she hadn’t heard anything about it, explaining “I am not sure whether we will represent Serbia, or I am just very uninformed.”
But when told about Kovačević’s comment, Sanja reportedly looked delighted but would only say “I’m really looking forward to it! But now I can’t say anything more on that topic, because I don’t know any details yet.”
Hurricane’s journey to Eurovision 2021
Girl group Hurricane were originally selected to represent Serbia at Eurovision 2020 when they won national final Beovizija 2020 with the song “Hasta la vista”. But sadly, with the cancellation of Eurovision 2020, their dream was put on hold.
Two members of the group have already been to Eurovision. Sanja Vučić represented Serbia at Eurovision 2016 with her song “Goodbye (Shelter)”. The year before, Ksenija Knežević sang backing vocals for her father, the popular Montenegrin singer Knez.
But now it appears that Sanja, Ksenija and third member Ivana Nikolić will make it to Eurovision.
It isn’t clear how Hurricane’s song for Rotterdam will be selected. The song could simply be internally selected, or RTS might hold a national final to choose the song, similar to what Israel is doing to select Eden Alene’s song.
What do you think? What sort of song should Hurricane take to Eurovision 2021? How should they select their song for Rotterdam? Tell us your thoughts below!