Their Eurovision 2021 music video for “Loco Loco” was a high-energy burst of Balkan pop, replete with disco balls, crimped 80s hair and a lot of fierce moves. And while Serbia’s Eurovision 2021 act Hurricane were most definitely feeling it, they tell me they will not be copying-and-pasting for the Eurovision stage.

“It goes in a new direction,” Sanja says. “We’re not going to mirror anything from the video. There’s going to be new costumes, new scenery — it won’t be the 80s vibe that we portrayed in the video.”

But Ivana promises that there will still be plenty to look at: “There’s gonna be crazy choreography, hair, make-up, everything. It’s gonna be really crazy on stage.”

And on that stage it’ll be all about the ladies: They will not be joined by any other dancers.

Serbia: Hurricane on Eurovision 2021 staging and “Loco Loco”

The trio — who famously released “Hasta la vista” ahead of Eurovision 2020 — recently recorded their live-on-tape performance in Belgrade at the RTS studios. That was a performance in itself and is completely different from both the music video and the planned performance at Eurovision.

So what about the song itself? Sanja says she wrote the lyrics in about 15 minutes and hopes to convey the nerves and energy that come with having a crush and pursuing it.

“Nowadays it can be embarrassing for a girl to approach a man,” she says. “I’m trying to make it a normal thing. I tend to approach a man when I like him, so the song is about relaxing and being loco loco — let’s get loco loco, but not in a sexual way, in a love kind of way.”

There are, of course, two Eurovision alums in the group. Ksenija performed as a backing vocalist for her father Knez back at Eurovision 2015, while Sanja represented Serbia all on her own at Eurovision 2016, making the grand final. Ksenija says she was incredibly nervous at the time, but remembers it as the best experience of her life. You can see her in the background of this red carpet interview with her father.

The trio — among the biggest girl groups to come out of the Balkans in recent memory — think their magic comes partly from their unique styles.

“The three of us are so different, but together we have great energy,” Ksenija says.

That also comes through in their favourite songs at Eurovision 2021. While all of the ladies adore Croatia’s Albina, they each have different faves. Sanja is living for Italy, Ukraine and Finland; Ksenija is partial to Italy and Switzerland; and Ivana adores Greece and San Marino.

Are you loving the group’s energy and circle of sisterhood as much as we are? Do you think they are headed to the final? Let us know in the comments box below!

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Alex
Alex
5 months ago

The song is growing on me and i appreciate it for what it is. I still prefer Hasta La Vista though.

I love Sanja, she’s crazy talented!

No dancers? Hmm i didn’t expect that but i guess they know what they’re doing.

Without a doubt, this is a qualifier from the public and diaspora will massively help.

Steven
Steven
5 months ago

People will see what they want to see. In this case, you’ve said nothing about them, but so much about yourself.

Fabrizio
Fabrizio
5 months ago

I had some doubts about this song but now I really like it. Just still wondering if the chorus is too repetitive (sam-sam-sam, lom-lom-lom ….).

Azaad
Azaad
5 months ago
Reply to  Fabrizio

On the other hand, it might make it easier for non Serbs to grasp and therefore is more catchy for them? Might be a benefit as well as a hindrance.

jojo
jojo
5 months ago
Reply to  Fabrizio

I really think they should have brought in a real songwriter to help rather than took what Sanja wrote in 15 minutes, as she says in the interview.

Helene
Helene
5 months ago

This is my least liked entry this year. But good luck anyway.

Candy
Candy
5 months ago

I’m not hyped for this year’s eurovision. It’s been two weeks that I’m not listening to the songs anymore

Samo
Samo
5 months ago

How did Sanja get from Goodbye, which was a master piece, to this? 🙁

Zigl
Zigl
5 months ago

Overrated, it won’t qualify

Ian
Ian
5 months ago

In a year where pre-recorded vocals are allowed you’d think upbeat songs would take the opportunity and put as many as dancers as possible. Even if they’re 3, I hope the stage doesn’t swallow them and the performance ends up a bit underwhelming because the song isn’t gonna resonate for a lot of people outside the Balkan region. They may stage something great though, good luck!

jojo
jojo
5 months ago
Reply to  Ian

I agree. Serbia never puts on much of a dance show compared to other countries.

Milan
Milan
5 months ago

Maybe they’d be better off without the singers, not the dancers.

Vytautas
Vytautas
5 months ago

Whatever, I think this will stay in the semi.

Anne Marie
Anne Marie
5 months ago

Hurricane are very talented, smart, charismatic and hard working. I can see them doing well with their energy and charm!

Steven
Steven
5 months ago

I just watched the interview Sanja and Ivana (without Ksenia) had tonight on the Eurovision Hub Youtube channel. It was a FIRE. Besides many other random things, they also talked a little bit more about their preparation process and what to expect from them in May.

Mws
Mws
5 months ago

approaching your crush with confidence would be much easier if you looked like any of these three 🙂

Datme
Datme
5 months ago

Sanja, the TASTE.

Frank
5 months ago

I love them and their song. We need this in the Grand Final. LOCO LOCO!

Last edited 5 months ago by Frank
Okan idu?
Okan idu?
5 months ago

Its really nice how inclusive Eurovision fanbase is. You can be any sexuality, any race, any weight, any disability and they will accept you. As long as you are not beautiful Serbian women with plastic surgery people will not discriminate you.

Hypocrisy at its finest

Paris
Paris
5 months ago

Silicon valley

Misha
Misha
5 months ago

I am so afraid watching them with the fear of if their silicones would explode..

Sam
Sam
5 months ago

They say ‘ nowadays it is embarrasing for a girl to approach a man’? Is it really like this? I thought the opposite? Or am i in so 70s mind??

Steven
Steven
5 months ago
Reply to  Sam

Since they are from Serbia, they could be referring to the situation in Serbia and perhaps something the three of them have experienced/seen. 🙂

Sam
Sam
5 months ago
Reply to  Steven

So serbia is living like its 70s?? I don’t get that mentality!! How on earth a human can think a lady approaching to a guy is embarassing??

stefjov
stefjov
5 months ago
Reply to  Sam

They, as a group, were actually formed abroad, not in Serbia. Most of the time, they spend abroad so it could be some other experience..

Steven
Steven
5 months ago
Reply to  Sam

I think SOME women do think it’s embarrassing (although I am pretty sure she wanted to say that some women are often shy in that kind of situations), but it has nothing to do with Serbian mentality. After all, it’s their song and they are probably speaking from their experience and people should not make generalizations over the nation of 7 million people.

Anne Marie
Anne Marie
5 months ago
Reply to  Sam

I am a heterosexual woman and I don’t have the balls to approach a man and many others of my beautiful friends are too shy to approach a guy as well. I think it is just how most women are.

Last edited 5 months ago by Anne Marie
Alex
Alex
5 months ago
Reply to  Sam

It isn’t just embarassment, here in Serbia it is “expected” of the man to approach the woman, not the other way around… Aside of many other things, toxic gender “roles” when it comes to relationships and dating are still a huge part of our lives.

Last edited 5 months ago by Alex
Henri
Henri
5 months ago

Seeing Sanja’s tattoo during positions would make me go loco.loco inda bed

Eugenie
Eugenie
5 months ago

U can’t call somebody objectified if the person doesn’t feel so. Ya twisting female sexuality liberty with being (!)only(!) a sex object in smbd else’s eyes. It’s really different things.

vusi
vusi
5 months ago

Seriously guys?! Not even a single positive comment on this one and everyone seems to be pretty sure about their failure. You guys forget how popular they are and that they sing way better than some other participants. I see them doing quite well in this contest. Looking forward to your comments after they qualified for the final.

stefjov
stefjov
5 months ago
Reply to  vusi

Actually, the two countries that could block vote, Montenegro and Bosnia and Hercegovina, are not participating this year so your comment doesn’t make sense at all..

vusi
vusi
5 months ago
Reply to  stefjov

You forgot that there are a lot of points coming from Austria, Switzerland, Bulgaria, Greece, Poland and Czech Republic. And since the semi-final only has 17 countries, there will be points from other countries too. No block voting needed.

vusi
vusi
5 months ago
Reply to  vusi

Of course you‘re Serbian, only Serbians don’t wish other Serbians well. Ridiculous.

Hamo
Hamo
5 months ago

I mean there is tooo much hate over here . WTF?
They will stand out , for sure 100% qualifiers.
Good luck girls

Milan
Milan
5 months ago
Reply to  Hamo

It’s not hate, I just wish it was way better.

Zigl
Zigl
5 months ago

i don’t see it qualifying as it is, it would be a noisy colorful experience, but we’ve seen such examples in the past doing not well.. the entry in general lacks sophistication and taste.. it’s robust, rough material.. I don’t see credible enough reasons why this would pass..

The truth
The truth
5 months ago
Reply to  Zigl

I tend to disagree. This is the type of tasteless trash which is very popular with Eurovision audiences. So it might just qualify.

Teddi
Teddi
5 months ago

I think Serbia will struggle to qualify. For real. I personally don’t see them qualifying but let me elaborate before y’all start hating on me. This song is not necessarily catchy, its just loud. And you all have soft spot for them. But rationally thinking you all have to remember that Eurovision has much wider audience than online blogs, and real results always shift and then people on here are like but how, what… Juries have history of ignoring songs like this, and Serbia doesn’t have countries in this Semi Final that usually votes for them no matter what send.… Read more »

Euterpa
Euterpa
5 months ago
Reply to  Teddi

It doesn’t matter what you say, they’ll hate you just for daring to say they might not qualify. To their fans, they are godly perfect and even if you point out some imperfection with good intentions, as a constructive criticism the girls can take in order to improve their performance, they will come at you.

Steven
Steven
5 months ago
Reply to  Euterpa

But just as people have the right to say whatever they want, they also have the right to upvote or downvote whatever they agree or disagree with. Not a big deal.
However, if somebody wants to give constructive criticism, they should certainly message the girls on Instagram, because they most likely won’t read our comments.

Euterpa
Euterpa
5 months ago
Reply to  Steven

But they’re not just downvoting because they disagree. On Twitter and YouTube, their fans really come at people who dare to say something Hurricane does isn’t perfect. It’s come to the point where I and a few people I know (I can’t speak for others) actually avoid commenting on anything Hurricane-related because we know how their fans will react. They’re not replying to disagree or to have a decent argument/discussion about it, most of them will attack you for saying anything. And yes, artists do read comments on social media and forums. (and yes, I am aware that I failed… Read more »

Last edited 5 months ago by Euterpa
Steven
Steven
5 months ago
Reply to  Euterpa

Ok, but I think it would be great if people with constructive criticism send them direct messages, because we don’t know that they indeed read the comments. A Serbian friend of mine told me that the members of Hurricane said that they rarely read comments. However, they appreciate when somebody sends them constructive criticisms on Instagram. From my experience, those who attack are very often teenagers (or children in my eyes), so I hope you don’t take those comments serious! More “mature” population in Serbia and the Balkan region is not very interested in Eurovision… Fans are there to support… Read more »

Euterpa
Euterpa
5 months ago
Reply to  Steven

It still should be ok to say something that is constructive criticism whether the artist reads it or not, though. People are discussing all entries, say what they like and what they don’t…so why should it be a problem to talk about Hurricane the same way? It’s not even that their attitude is that we should only speak positive of all entries for the sake of the positive-only mood around the contest…they feel free to talk negative of other entries but once someone says they don’t like something about Loco Loco, then they attack the author verbally (sometimes add threatening… Read more »

Steven
Steven
5 months ago
Reply to  Euterpa

Sure, but you mentioned that the girls could benefit from our constructive criticism, so I just said that it would be better to send them direct messages.

The thing is that nobody knows who Euterpa or Teddi is, so I really hope you don’t feel threatened. I don’t take such comments seriously, because nobody knows who Steven is or even if it’s my real name.

However, it makes me really sad that there are people who still try to threaten others and who are unable to peacefully argue with others.

Euterpa
Euterpa
5 months ago
Reply to  Steven

Yeah, I meant it in a way that saying something negative is not necessarily bad. People shouldn’t be attacked for simply saying they don’t like something. And when one has experienced being attacked by their fans, then downvoting of such comments appears practically passive-aggressive. That’s true, but it still wasn’t pleasant to see that. I honestly felt at that moment (and on a few other occasions) like I just want this Eurovision season to end as soon as possible so Serbia has a new representative and I don’t have to deal with their fans anymore. Sad, but true. Thank you… Read more »

Teddi
Teddi
5 months ago
Reply to  Euterpa

You’re absolutely right. People only respect someone’s opinion if it matches their, otherwise they shout from the rooftops how wrong you are. LOL.

NickC
NickC
5 months ago

An army of dancers cannot save this.

Jamie
Jamie
5 months ago

Yaaaas silicone women

Eugenie
Eugenie
5 months ago
Reply to  Jamie

You’ve just never seen Alena Omovich ‘gram. That’s what silicone woman is.

notyourtoy
notyourtoy
5 months ago

Well, with 3 girls slaying the esc stage there is no need for additional dancers. If they bring more some of the singers will be shadowd, something that is really wrong

Zigl
Zigl
5 months ago
Reply to  notyourtoy

i don’t think they will slay, they are not good dancers except for one of them, being average, the one that can’t sing..

stefjov
stefjov
5 months ago
Reply to  Zigl

European winner when it comes to dancing could never be average..

Roodi
Roodi
5 months ago
Reply to  Zigl

Eleni also can not sing but she reached 2 place

Steven
Steven
5 months ago
Reply to  Roodi

You are basically comparing Eleni’s live performance (which was outstanding btw) with Hurricane’s non existing live performance of Loco Loco. In addition, you state that their song is not “completely done song,” and “more of a scratch” which isn’t a well-supported argument but rather your personal opinion that people should appreciate but that they do not need to take seriously. Although I think it is inappropriate to compare Eleni’s and Hurricane’s song as they don’t fit within the same genre, MANY people were not at all optimistic about her song prior to the rehearsals. In fact, if you read comment… Read more »

notyourtoy
notyourtoy
5 months ago

Why to insert nonesense phrases in Spanish, Greek and French? This is sooo meh. And this will not add 10 places upwards, but 10 places downwards. The complete Serbian version with the repetitive phrase ”Loco-Loco” and the ”One two girls come on” is enough. There is no need for more languages at all. Serbian language is beautiful itself

Zigl
Zigl
5 months ago
Reply to  notyourtoy

it seems like you didn’t even read my comment and consequently did not understand. Your on the other hand is mere puke.

Yudhistira Mahasena
5 months ago

“They won’t have any dancers”

The most exciting thing for me about watching Eurovision is looking at the staging concept. Hurricane is just as K-pop-inspired as they can be, and my favorite subgenre of Asian pop is an ever-evolving genre. What concept will Hurricane adopt for their staging? Soldier-like? Just plain girl crush with techno suits? Let’s wait and see ’cause I’m excited.

Donald
Donald
5 months ago

Maybe, the sexy man from the music video?!

Lala
Lala
5 months ago

This song grew so much on me. Girls are amazing, so positive and fun. With a proper staging, their energy and charisma, they could easily eneter top 10.

Gurl
Gurl
5 months ago

I like this song a lot. Very underrated.

James
James
5 months ago
Reply to  Gurl

Underrated till the first rehearsal

stefjov
stefjov
5 months ago
Reply to  Gurl

Actually, one of the most viewed this year

Eugenie
Eugenie
5 months ago

I think that “Eurovision”‘s obsession with dancers to make spectacular staging is pretty strange. I mean, we have a lot of examples of people winning without it. Why somebody still thinks it’s so important? Also, in my opinion, this cliché hurts contest’s staging, ‘cuz instead of making smth creative artists just use dancers. I like Hurricane’s decision.

Frisian esc
Frisian esc
5 months ago
Reply to  Eugenie

It’s kinda logical that dancers are used for staging in uptempo songs though. In hurricane’s case it isn’t logical because they already are a 4 head girl group who can perform a choreography themselves.

Last edited 5 months ago by Frisian esc
Eugenie
Eugenie
5 months ago
Reply to  Frisian esc

It’s not as easy as seems. Dancing and singing at the same time is hard thing to do, ‘cuz of a structure of human breathing system, so , though I enjoy their decision, they chose not the easiest way. Also, using dancers on the contest isn’t always logical. There are a lot of ways to present uptempo song in different way. ( look at shock-rockers , for example, they make drive tracks , but present ’em in other way.) Using dancers everywhere kills creativity.

Labenyofi
Labenyofi
5 months ago

I feel like they will kind of do their “Hasta La Vista” staging, but with more attitude in their face, and maybe a man on stage (kind of like Beta Sudar’s performance from Dora 2021). Overall, very excited to see what they come up with.

Alo
Alo
5 months ago

That’s promising! And as the producers put them at 9 I believe they won’t disappoint.

Matt
Matt
5 months ago

I think this is going to do really well actually, I can see it in the top ten. they just need to move a bit more than they did in the music video, it felt a little stilted. Unless they’ve got something else planned that will work, we’ll see.

Erasmus
Erasmus
5 months ago

yes agree. the focus needs to be on them and we don’t need additional dancers. Also I hope for a sleek and clean staging.