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!