Hurricane LOCO LOCO Serbia Eurovision 2021

The Wiwi Jury — our in-house team of music unprofessionals — is reviewing and rating the 39 competing songs in Eurovision 2021. Next we turn to Serbia where girl group Hurricane have “Loco Loco”. Did we want to embrace their wild party spirit? Read on to find out!

Hurricane – “Loco Loco”

“Loco Loco” reviews

Antranig: There’s an extreme weather warning in Rotterdam because a certain Hurricane is about to blow the roof off the Ahoy. “Hasta la vista” was the big banger of Eurovision 2020 and admittedly, it packs a mightier punch than “Loco Loco”. However, this song still encapsulates everything I enjoy about Balkan music. These ladies are talented, sassy and stunning and they know how to put on a big performance. I absolutely love this — don’t call me crazy, call me loco.

Score: 8.5

Pablo: This is a tough one. I get that I should be shaking it and having unabashed fun with Hurricane and I do sometimes feel like so, but the end song feels a bit calculated. There is little to musically distinguish between verses, pre-chorus and chorus, making all the peaks and valleys where you can turn up an addictive hook end up flat. At worst, “Loco Loco” can end up passing by with no guts, no glory; a fatal flaw in Eurovision. We need an absolute blast of a performance to make sure this doesn’t get lost.

Score: 4.5

Jonathan: This is the full-force Balkan banger that I needed in my life! It was love on first listen with “Loco Loco” and I’ve been dancing away ever since. Hurricane provide a high-energy track that gives each of Sanja, Ivana and Ksenija the space to strut their stuff and deliver a dynamic performance on stage. Since the song is so full-on for the entire three minutes, perhaps there could be a few more areas of light and shade. However, I’ve personally had this song on repeat for several weeks and am yet to get tired of it.

Score: 9

Luis: Fierce, fun, bombastic: “Loco Loco” is Serbia’s most vibrant Eurovision entry ever. Hurricane will get everybody moving with this strong dance number. This is loud and unapologetic and it will transcend the language barriers. It’s not so certain whether the vocals will not get blown away by the choreography, but in a way, this is not a kind of song where vocal proficiency is required. Brace yourselves, Hurricane Serbia is coming to the final!

Score: 8.5

Natalie: I love aggressively danceable girl group music but this… I’m struggling with. I remember back in 2016, Australian commentator Julia Zemiro described Sanja Vucic as “woman power” as opposed to “girl power”. I find that really ironic now. Look, they all do this song really well, they definitely know how to carry the intense feminine energy that this kind of song needs, I just think that each of these girls can do a lot better. There’s always a place for this music, and I’m sure when I feel drunk and stupid enough I’ll dance like crazy to this, but it does feel a bit reductive.

Score: 6.5

Hurricane – “Loco Loco” rankings

In the Wiwi Jury we have 24 jurors but only have room for five reviews. The remaining scores are below:

Calvin: 6

Deban: 4.5

Diego: 6

Erdi: 6

Esma: 4.5

Jordi: 6.5

Josh: 8

Julian: 7

Kristín: 7

Lauren: 2

Lucy: 4

Oliver: 1

Renske: 8

Robyn: 6

Ron: 4

Sebastian: 7.5

Tobias: 5

Tom: 7

William: 7

We have removed the highest and lowest scores prior to calculating the average. This is to remove outliers and potential bias. We have removed a low of 1 and a high of 9.

Wiwi Jury verdict: 6.09/10

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Loco loco
Loco loco
1 month ago

Hear me : this is going to do much better than y’all expect. It’s loud, it’s modern, it’s sassy, the girls are beautiful and never ever underestimate Dijaspora Voting.
I am partly croatian, living in germany and they are huge stars in the whole balkan region, I knew them before esc 2020, so did my other ex-yu friends. Don’t forget about that. Mark my words!

Serafina
Serafina
1 month ago
Reply to  Loco loco

It’s definitely loud and sassy, but modern? Maybe it is but the cheap production makes it sound dated? Idk, but to me it sounds quite the opposite of modern

Lou
Lou
1 month ago

SERBIA- This is, arguably, the catchiest song this year! When I first listened to “Loco Loco” I thought it was just as good as last year and I that i’d just have it around 20th in my ranking, as that’s where I had “Hasta La Vista”. However, when I say this song GREW on me omg… this is suchhhh a bop and unlike 2020’s song I believe “Loco Loco” has everything to be in the final! Hurricane are now around my 10th place and I can’t wait to see the choreo next month! 8.5/10

Mr X
Mr X
1 month ago

Serbia 6/10

Vladimir P.
Vladimir P.
1 month ago

Usually people who have 1 to a song are just hateful. This includes the jury.

Serafina
Serafina
1 month ago
Reply to  Vladimir P.

I mean, I literally don’t have a single positive note about this song. They can sing and all but, ain’t that what you’re supposed to do when you’re a singer anyways? So my final score would probably be a zero, the only plus I have for it is that they’re delivering what’s expected from them.

Daly
Daly
1 month ago

I give it a 7.5! This is not my type of music, but their vocals & attitude are so good!! I think (and hope) this live will be even better! And I love the fact it’s in Serbian. With the objective of being a danceable pop song, this is great! It’s catchy & very powerful! Yes, maybe a little too much going on in the song & the lyrics are not the best, but in this song doesn’t really bothered me. I think it’s qualifying in 7° or lower. Ps: This song doesn’t deserve such a low score as 1.… Read more »

Last edited 1 month ago by Daly
Yeah yeah fire
Yeah yeah fire
1 month ago

To me, it’s a quite messy song, loud, basic. Sanja even said she wrote the lyrics in 15 min so they aren’t compensanting for the mediocre sound. Their fans can’t deal with any criticism. And I’m not too optimistic about the performance, ironically, for the group who mentions their energy all the time they lack a lot of energy on stage. Just look at their cover of Wild dances. Hasta la vista was pretty fun tho in my opinion. They are great vocalists as well

Last edited 1 month ago by Yeah yeah fire
Nobody
Nobody
1 month ago

In my opinion this song doesn’t really go anywhere. I think Hurricane will deliver a great performance and I can see why a lot of people like it, it’s just not for me

Héctor
Héctor
1 month ago

Thank God now-review jurors fixed the score. Just like Latvia, this is a trainwreck, too much going on it gets annoying after a little while. The lead music melody in the chorus is the best I can find here. The rest is uninteresting and everything sourrounding this entry screams plastic. Unlike Latvia I’m sure Serbia will qualify it’s the type of songs that tend to grab points from the televote with and over the top, sexualized performance, plus it’s Serbia after all.

Serbia stands in my 34th place.

26. Latvia (6)
34. SERBIA (5)

Steven
Steven
1 month ago
Reply to  Héctor

“and everything surrounding this entry screams plastic” – Can you elaborate on this?

Last edited 1 month ago by Steven
Sanne
Sanne
1 month ago

Seriously this has a lower score than Latvia? C’mon people…… are you ok?

Giorgio
Giorgio
1 month ago
Reply to  Sanne

At least Latvia’s song has a positive message of empowerment. The message of this song is… “I’m crazy for you”? Not exactly groundbreaking. Not to mention that melodically it’s just a wall of sound with no substance.

Deb
Deb
1 month ago
Reply to  Giorgio

Go on and listen to the instrumental version of the song, it’s not that bad but definitely lacking in substance

jojo
jojo
1 month ago
Reply to  Giorgio

That’s not the message of the song. The song is about trying to get a shy guy to come over and have fun. That the girl/s won’t make any demands or put any pressure on him, that they like him & they can have a good time together just getting crazy.

Giorgio
Giorgio
1 month ago
Reply to  jojo

Wow, deep message. I’m sold! (Not.)

Lewis
Lewis
1 month ago

4.5/10. Its not too bad a song… but it isn’t my favourite in the slightest. Good mid table song. Not my cup of tea. Sorry

notyourtoy
notyourtoy
1 month ago

What I know about that is that at worst this will get 36 or 48 points (if Switzerland will back up Serbia). Then any points they get are gain. The juries will rank it most likely like Sanja in 2016 (when only Russia had more televote douze-points), even though right now Montenegro and Bosnia aren’t competing in ESC (which can result in even 48 points less)

canada_piano
canada_piano
1 month ago

wiwi jury scores so far

  1. Latvia (6.34)
  2. Serbia (6.09)
Sanne
Sanne
1 month ago
Reply to  canada_piano

It’s just crazy Latvia has a higher score than Hurricane

Sabrina
Sabrina
1 month ago

“Loco Loco” is straight-forward about its intentions as a loud energy-pumping dance floor tune. The use of Serbian adds Eurovision old school charm (and hides how disposable its lyrics are). I’m sure these ladies can deliver an intense performance that makes us entertained enough to not dive into how the melody is buried under noisy production. There are other countries pursuing the same style with more sophistication, but maybe they won’t match Hurricane’s energy. 5/10

Trina
Trina
1 month ago

I mentioned this on another thread, but this is a straight-up throwback to the popular Russian/Ukrainian girl groups of the early 2000s. I think this may get some public vote from the cohort of millenials in Eastern Europe.

Fan eurovision
Fan eurovision
1 month ago

William no vote ?

Sanne
Sanne
1 month ago
Reply to  Fan eurovision

He gave it 7

Sapphire
Sapphire
1 month ago

A bit messy but I do like this song

Sot
Sot
1 month ago

Ok, 3 things:

  1. I’m so glad that wiwi jury is back! I couldn’t live without it for a whole year!
  2. Remember what I said about Oliver’s taste? Well, I was wrong, Oliver’s taste is just… certainly A CHOICE and a really wild one
  3. As always, let me express my useless opinion about the song: To keep it short, it rocks! My 10th at the moment (plus, that ginger girly, Ksenija, is my celebrity crush)
notyourtoy
notyourtoy
1 month ago

Woah that was so harsh…this means that Wiwi Jury thinks Latvia is a better entry than Serbia, which is totally wrong

nycforever
nycforever
1 month ago
Reply to  notyourtoy

In which point is it totally wrong? Cheap, outdated mixture of sounds from Serbia is in the right place.

Milan
Milan
1 month ago
Reply to  notyourtoy

“Somebody has a different opinion/taste than me, which makes it totally wrong”. How mature.

blahh
blahh
1 month ago
Reply to  Milan

well said

notyourtoy
notyourtoy
1 month ago
Reply to  Milan

If you see it like that, you’re just ignorant. Both are songs that I like their studio versions a lot, but being objective, ”Loco-Loco” is more well-produced than ”The Moon Is Rising”, while also has a bonus being sang in their native language. Also, the Serbian song is more dancable and more melodic (even though the studio version kinda ”destroys” the beat, if you hear them sing live they sound much better)

Anhel
Anhel
1 month ago

This one is right in the middle of my ranking. I think it’s kinda fun and I especially like the “A ti si sam, sam, sam” part, it’s very catchy. There are also some elements that I don’t like, but overall it’s more fun than a lot of other songs this year.

Kas
Kas
1 month ago

Fair enough.

ALEX
ALEX
1 month ago

If this song represented Sweden, it would be at least 7/10
Support Hurrciane go girls!?

ALEX
ALEX
1 month ago

Why every Serbian entry are underrated? Only 6.09???? WTF
Can’t wait live performance and we will see what are a energy and power!

NickC
NickC
1 month ago

This is a TV commercial jingle at best, not a real song. And entries like this are the reason why the average viewer somewhere in Europe is negatively biased against Eurovision.

Tibor
Tibor
1 month ago

After last year, I didn’t really expect something I would enjoy from Hurricane this year – and I have to say, my expectations were met: “Loco Loco” is one of three songs I don’t really like (there are, of course, much more songs I really don’t like). It’s something that – for a lack of a better umbrella term – I’d call “s*x positive pop”, and that’s not really my style, I find it a little assaulting and it makes me slightly uncomfortable watching it being performed. Although “Loco Loco” is tidier than “Hasta la vista”, it still is a… Read more »

Steven
Steven
1 month ago

This is one of the songs you either like or dislike. Although I love Balkan ballads, they are not nearly as popular as they were in early 2000s. I am very glad that this song will be representing Serbia in May, because it reflects upon the popular music taste of young generations in (at least) ex-Yu. ‘Loco loco’ feels organic to me and “spontaneous” unlike most of this year’s bops which are somewhat “plastic” in my opinion and do not convey as much emotion as I’d want from a song. I don’t have a list of any sort that predicts… Read more »

Giolo
Giolo
1 month ago

Serbia is in my bottom 3 alongside Latvia and another song that I guess Wiwi is going to review soon. The song is more complex than expected, even if it’s still a commercial pop song, meant to dance and have fun. I love the girls’s vocals (well, at least Sanja and Ivana) and I think they are gonna slay even while dancing, so qualification is on reach (unlike Latvia imo). I can totally see Loco Loco becoming a summer hit, however the song really does not resonate with me, as I find it repetitive even after about 30 seconds and… Read more »

Colin
Colin
1 month ago

SERBIA – This kind of trap folk music is really popular in the domestic market right now, so Hurricane seized the moment and gave us another club banger. I’m personally not quite ”loco” for that style. I usually find it exhausting, and this entry isn’t an exception. The lyrics are simple and suggestive, so I’d say they flow well with this loud sound. Even though this is not my style, I can say that this isn’t the worst example of that genre in general. These three talented women are full of energy, and they seem to really enjoy performing it.… Read more »

Una
Una
1 month ago

I don’t think I’ve commented on this song/video before: song is average IMO but the visual I find “aggressive” and “trashy” for lack of a better word. Made for a specific target audience. I can’t bring myself to explaining in more detail. Close to bottom in my ranking. The “feel-good” and “lightness” and “confidence” or whatever explanation *cannot* and *will not* make me appreciate the song and the visual. On the positive side: the girls are talented – good voices – locally made song which I appreciate. There are some strengths there – it’s not that there aren’t any. It’s… Read more »

Milan
Milan
1 month ago
Reply to  Una

Thank you. Couldn’t agree more.

blahh
blahh
1 month ago

Last year the chorus was really cheesy for me but this year it was way catchier. Not really a fan of the beat drops and the messy instrumental and it’s still in that “euro trash pop” genre for me… but there are good euro trash pops (like norway 2019 which was my 5th) but this one is mediocre for me. the girls are serving tho and i loved the sass.
5.5/10.

Kristian
Kristian
1 month ago

For a party song , I find this weirdly not at all sing-along or dance-along in most parts. They seemed a little noisy last year in thier NF and the studio version of this one sounds a bit inaccessible too. Hopefully their live performance will change my mind. Their running order and track record combined makes me believe that they will qualify.

5.5/10

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
1 month ago

20th: Serbia. This is a serviceable dance track which I prefer over Hasta La Vista. Their vocals are all amazing, in studio and live, and the song is undeniably catchy. It’s not trying to be more than just catchy fun, but I’m not sure if it needs to be. My favourite part of the song is by far Sanja’s vocal when she says ‘obecanja’ (not sure of spelling, I don’t speak Serbian, sorry), it’s somehow just so cool. I do however hate the ‘girls, come on’ and ‘hu-hu-hu-hurricane’, which I find unbearably cheesy. It’s a good song, but there are… Read more »

Last edited 1 month ago by Ashton Schier
Colin
Colin
1 month ago
Reply to  Ashton Schier

You spelled ”obecanja” very well, if we disregard the fact that the ”c” with a caron (which makes the ”ch” sound) isn’t even an option on this board and it would just be posted as ”?”. 🙂

I said that Loco loco will found it’s audiences, and I am actually quite confidant that they’ll qualify.

PS. Thank you so much for that compliment earlier. It made my day. I also enjoy reading your reviews. 🙂

Last edited 1 month ago by Colin
Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
1 month ago
Reply to  Colin

Haha thank you! I thought there would be a caron but then I remembered they don’t show up. You are very welcome for the compliment, and thank you for the one in return! 🙂

Sabrina
Sabrina
1 month ago
Reply to  Ashton Schier

It’s funny how we’re not in sync with these first 2 songs, because I’ve read you don’t like the “parara parara” of the Latvian song and I like that and also the “1, 2, girls, come on”. Sure, it’s silly. But I think it gives some breathing moment to the song (I would say the biggest issue with “Loco Loco” is the lack of peaks and valleys like Pablo mentioned on his review. Plus, I have a lot of fun mimicking it by myself (just as I do with Destiny’s “excuse my French”).

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
1 month ago
Reply to  Sabrina

Haha, I actually hate the ‘excuse my French’ bit, but not as much as the ‘girls, come on’. I just don’t love spoken word moments in songs that don’t fit it in my opinion. However, some spoken word moments in songs are great: see LoveWave.

Sabrina
Sabrina
1 month ago
Reply to  Ashton Schier

I’m not normally a fan of spoken words in songs because I believe not all performers can pull it off while making it sound natural, but it works for me in both of these songs. I guess it has to be with the sassy nature of the songs. By the way, we’ll have a lot of those spoken moments this year, because I thought about at least 3 more countries doing it: Australia, Germany and Russia.

Last edited 1 month ago by Sabrina
EurovisionBenny_AUT
EurovisionBenny_AUT
1 month ago

Luis: “Serbia’s most vibrant Eurovision entry ever”

How could anyone forget the entry of Milan Stankovic, Serbia 2010?

Steven
Steven
1 month ago

Serbia 2010 is my greatest disappointment. If they kept the same staging as the one during the National Final, they would’ve been certainly in top 5…

Colin
Colin
1 month ago

Even if I am not the biggest fan of this song, I think it’s better than Ovo je Balkan from 2010, and Ljubav je svuda from 2013. It is also marginally better than their own previous song, Hasta la vista.

Giolo
Giolo
1 month ago
Reply to  Colin

What di you think avout Serbia 2018 and 2019?

Colin
Colin
1 month ago
Reply to  Giolo

I liked both of these songs. I had other big favorites, but these two were very solid.

Reverb
Reverb
1 month ago

Those people including their personal ranking of the song at the beginning of the comment and before the . . . “review”. Bless their little hearts.

Kristian
Kristian
1 month ago
Reply to  Reverb

Because it’s a spoiler alert?

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
1 month ago

Such fun. This one is better than most people think it is. Actually, this is the kind of song I love to review. Hidden behind all of the flashy choreography and the amazing vocals is a genuinely catchy and clever song. Even just the short introduction has a really catchy latin rhythm that immediately hooks me. Reducing it down to piano only, I see there are some beautiful chords hidden away throughout. But my favourite version of the song is the short “acoustic” that was released recently – driven by the guitars and those snappy rhythmic vocals. The Chorus is… Read more »

Sabrina
Sabrina
1 month ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

The acoustic version improved a lot my appreciation of the song. In the studio track it’s hard to notice the melody and the structure. I would give it a better grade if they found a balance between that version and the high-energy one we’ll see in Eurovision.

Whoareyou?
Whoareyou?
1 month ago

It’s neither good quality nor fun. San Marino or Cyprus manage to be neither as cheap nor as boring and flat,

Roodi
Roodi
1 month ago
Reply to  Whoareyou?

Guess what people like this trash music Cardi B and Nicki Minay their whole career exist of this kind of music and they are succesfull.

whoareyoupeople
whoareyoupeople
1 month ago
Reply to  Roodi

So, what?

sam
sam
1 month ago
Reply to  Roodi

the barbz are gonna come after you babe

jojo
jojo
1 month ago
Reply to  Whoareyou?

San Marino is gimmicky using “Flo rida” and Cyprus is a copy off one of Lady Gaga’s songs and video.

Erasmus
Erasmus
1 month ago

As someone pointed out, this may not be a quality entry, but it is very enjoyable. Unfortunately when scoring songs quality is more important for me. They are very good performers so it’s very similar to Samanta Tina – I love the performer, but do not feel the song. This one I prefer over the Latvian song though… It’s a shame they did not send something more modern like Favorito or Avantura… Hope they send Angellina or Teodora next year since they both expressed their interest.

my score: 6/10

my leaderboard so far:

  1. Serbia – 6/10
  2. Latvia – 4/10
Alo
Alo
1 month ago

It might not sound like the most high quality song this year.. but I enjoy listening to the song! From the first second till the last note it can grabs you in, and with a good performance they are definitely in the running to get to the final,although I think it won’t be easy with all the female bops around it.

Reverb
Reverb
1 month ago

So it’s that part of the year again when the LEAST important of all the fan rankings appears and we get to experience how pretentious wiwibloggers can get. I cannot wait to witness all of your U-turns in May, not to mention the “quality” songs ranking at the top of your top 10 that will fail to reach the final.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
1 month ago
Reply to  Reverb

I detect sour grapes. I hope you are okay and that Wiwibloggs hasn’t upset you.

jojo
jojo
1 month ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

I remember they were quite off on Serbia’s 2015 Beauty Never Lies. They were predicting it wouldn’t qualify but Bojana got 10th place and was the most cheered for song by the live audience, according to those who were actually there.

Skiwalko
Skiwalko
1 month ago

And hereby we enter the guilty pleasure zone… or is it even ‘guilty’ at this point? This is a banger in every meaning of the word. It’s unashamedly loud, blinding, dazzling, uproarious, a hit to the head, a sensory overload, a mind-bending device that turns your brain into a puddle. If this is trash, give me the dumpster, if this is bad, then I don’t wanna know what “good” is. It seems to me that these days every dance song at Eurovision has to have a message to justify its existence. Feminism, tolerance, loving yourself, empowerment – this is all… Read more »

Last edited 1 month ago by Skiwalko
Reverb
Reverb
1 month ago
Reply to  Skiwalko

I love this small gem of a text! <3

Thanos
Thanos
1 month ago

39. Serbia: So the Wiwi Jury started with my two last places xD. I really can’t find anything to like about this song. The generic music, the forced Latin words, the mess of the music video… all of that combined just make me not able to stand this song. I believe that under some circumstances it can qualify (and it most probably will actually) but I don’t think that it will ever go higher in my personal top. It’s just trashy.

Last edited 1 month ago by Thanos
Meer12
Meer12
1 month ago

6.09??? Wtf

Emily
Emily
1 month ago

33) Serbia –

I don’t really have much more to say on this song from when it first got released. Even though it’s crazy crazy, I have a feeling that the song plus its potential staging (if it’ll be anything like the music video) would be complete sensory overload for me. It’s too messy and too much for me to rank it any higher, but at least it’s not the absolute worst. 4/10

Darren
1 month ago

I like the fact that they kept it in Serbian, gives me strong Little Mix vibes. I like it for what it is, it’s not one of my favorites but I can appreciate why the fans like it. Will qualify…after that I just dunno where it will place.
5/10

Kosey
Kosey
1 month ago

31. Serbia – Hurricane – Loco Loco – 5/10 – this entry continues the trashy-poppy theme of Hasta La Vista but the chorus is not as stand out and memorable as last year. The drum beat and vocal feel very repetitious and there are a couple of over-familiar, and thus irritating, tropes. The lyrical theme is a little dubious and tired as well. I respect the professionalism of the group and I am sure they will put on a strong show. However this song falls into a patch of similar entries that are just not very impactful for me.