The wind is blowing, and Serbia is calling! Hurricane have revealed a little snippet of their Eurovision 2021 entry “Loco Loco”, which will drop on Friday March 5.
The Serbian group — that’s Sanja Vučić, Ivana Nikolić and Ksenija Knežević — are sticking to the “Hasta La Vista” formula. The snippet is less than 20 seconds long, but it’s already a rush.
— RTS | Serbia ESC (@SerbiaESC) March 1, 2021
Serbian broadcaster RTS shared the sneak peak of the video on their Twitter account. Balloons, bold colours, disco balls and an attractive man in a bathtub come together to serve fierce gale force winds!
Sanja, Ivana and Ksenija sport matching curly haridos while they show a little bit of the choreography. They also twist around the microphone and sing from a bathtub filled with discoballs – who wouldn’t like to do that?
Beyond the Spanish title, the language choice for “Loco Loco” has not been confirmed. Its title means crazy x2 in Spanish, but the snippet reveals a line in Serbian.
Hurricane’s path to Eurovision 2021
We’ve known the name of Hurricane’s song since last week. On Monday, a video on the group’s Instagram Stories showed them working in the studio. A brief frame showed the singers reading from a lyric sheet with the title “Loco Loco” written clearly across the top.
The new song is produced by Nemanja Antonić and Darko Dimitrov, with lyrics from Hurricane member and Eurovision veteran Sanja Vučić. Antonić is one of the writers behind Hurricane’s Eurovision 2020 entry “Hasta la Vista” — which they were set to sing in Rotterdam before the contest’s cancellation. Now the trio will return to take the world by storm with another Spanish-titled track.
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’s your first take on “Loco Loco”? Will this match “Hasta La Vista”? Did you like the music video snippet? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!