Twerking in slo mo. That’s how Serbia’s official RTS Eurovision Twitter account has described Hurricane’s acoustic performance of “Loco Loco”.
Yes, you heard that right. The talented trio of Sanja Vučić, Ivana Nikolić and Ksenija Knežević have performed their Eurovision 2021 banger in a more mellow, unplugged form during a Saturday night special on Serbian television. It was a chance to show off their live vocal and to build on what we first heard on the Ami G show last month.
Hurricane perform acoustic version of “Loco Loco”
The performance opens with a close-up of a guitar before cutting to Sanja, Ivana and Ksenija sitting on stools on an elevated platform. The disco balls from the music video still abound — a large one overhead, a few scattered behind their chairs. But gone are the crimped locks and over-the-top outfits. In their place we see women dressed for the boardroom, ready to balance their power and their poise in finely tailored suits.
Musically, they’ve turned down the electro barnstorming and instead draw on the glory of live instruments — including violin and drums. And while this is most definitely pared back, it actually overflows with sensuality. The focus on the voice draws out their inner fire — a reality written most clearly across Ivana’s face as she serves steely looks and pure passion. Our girl is feeling every note.
The women of Hurricane will be thrilled to generate discussion about their vocals. During our recent interview on Zoom, they told me that it’s sometimes irritating when people focus on the way they move or the clothes they wear rather than the music they make. After all, at the end of the day they are singers first. The ability to slay a runway is just a bonus.
The trio also performed a cover of Ruslana’s Eurovision winner “Wild Dances”, which you can watch below.
What do you think? Are you loving Hurricane in acoustic? Do you prefer the original or this? Let us know in the comments box down below.