Serbia’s Hurricane have taken to the Rotterdam Ahoy stage for their first rehearsal of “Loco Loco” at Eurovision 2021.
Serbia’s Hurricane “Loco Loco” — Eurovision 2021 first rehearsal
Oliver: Hurricane’s group cohesion and aesthetic is much stronger now than in any previous performance of “Loco Loco”. Donning black lace dance costumes and lit by red laser lights, Hurricane deliver difficult choreography against the backdrop of a black and white LED screen. This staging is simple, but clean and effective — providing a nice contrast against the undeniably eclectic track. As Sanja sings “1,2, girls come on”, the band struts up the catwalk to finish their performance on the satellite stage. However, the mix is messy throughout. And at this final point especially, the backing vocals are way too loud — so much so that the average viewer might accuse Hurricane of lip-synching. Perhaps that’s a compliment, but it’s not the best look for those who judge songs based on production quality and vocal clarity.
Padraig: Day three of rehearsals closed with a BANG! Hurricane came to slay. Their high contrast black and white aesthetic makes a pleasing break from all the pinks and blues earlier in the day — the ladies in black, up against giant LED columns of white. As the song progresses we get splashes of red, while words like “baby” fill the screen. Soon we’re in a full on disco, complete with LED disco ball. As Sanja shouts “come on girls”, they strut down the catwalk and finish the performance on the satellite stage amidst a load of pyro. Vocally they were on point. The only noticeable slip up was when Ivana tripped during the second run-through. Thankfully, she picked herself up and appeared to be fine for the last take. Best bop of the day.
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Photos: EBU / ANDRES PUTTING