Back in November, Hurricane’s publicist confirmed to Wiwibloggs that the Serbian three-piece would be singing at Eurovision 2021. And today RTS — the Serbian Eurovision broadcaster — has re-confirmed the group once more, sharing a quick video from members Sanja Vučić, Ksenija Knežević and Ivana Nikolić.
“See you soon with some updates about our songs for the final selection,” the group says, making it clear that Serbians will get to decide the song they will sing in Rotterdam.
Yeah, the girls are back! HURRICANE FOR SERBIA 2021!!!! ????? pic.twitter.com/C4KZemXlRF
— RTS | Serbia ESC (@SerbiaESC) December 17, 2020
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.
The cancellation has not slowed the ladies down. At the end of November, they released three new songs and music videos all in one day – “Čaje Šukarije”, “Lopove” and “Want Ya”.
“Čaje Šukarije” (“Pretty Girl”) is a fast paced, pop banger with Middle Eastern flavours that could grace any club in Belgrade. It’s a cover of the song from Roma icon and “Queen of the Gypsies”, the late Esma Redžepova. Esma also has Eurovision links after she represented North Macedonia at Eurovision back in 2013 together with Vlatko Lozanoski.
Their second release, “Lopove” which means “Thieves” in English, is another dance club hit with Asian influences.
“Want Ya” was the only song sung in English. Although it’s the shortest song of the three at only two minutes and fourteen seconds, “Want Ya” still got us moving!
What do you think? Are you pleased that Hurricane has got the return ticket to Eurovision? What sort of song would you like to hear them perform in Rotterdam? Tell us what you think in the comments section!