Serbia: RTS sticks with Hurricane for Eurovision 2021

Serbia: RTS sticks with Hurricane for Eurovision 2021
Thursday, 17 December 2020

  • The female group Hurricane are coming back to storm Eurovision 2021 representing Serbia in the forthcoming Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam next May. 

    One more country sticks with is ESC 2020 representative, as Serbia will be represented at the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 in Rotterdam by the group Hurricane.

    This year earlier, in February, the female group  Hurricane won the Serbian national final, Beoviziija 2020, with their song ‘Hasta La Vista’ and secured the right to represent Serbia at Eurovision 2020. Unfortunately their ESC journey was cancelled by the covid- 19 outbreak and never ha the chance to perform in Rotterdam.

    Now the female trio will have their chance to storm Rotterdam with their performance of a new song that will be selected for next year's competition. RTS will shortlist the submitted entries for the Eurovision 2021 song selection, which will be presented in a special show during wihich the audience will have the chance to select the song Hurricane will perform on Rotterdam Ahoy's stage. 

    RTS is expected to provide more details on the Serbian song selection in the following weeks. 


    A few words about Hurricane

    Hurrican is a Pop & R&B female group formed  Zoran Milinković in November 2017 and is made up by  Sanja Vučić, Ivana Nikolić and Ksenija Knežević.They sing mostly in English; they have only three songs in their native language Serbian till now. Hurricane aims to be recognized globally; they have two planned songs for Universal (as of November 2019), and already have collaborated with Hollywood producer Stephen Belafonte (in September 2018

    Two of its members are no strangers to the Eurovision world but have got involved one way or another in the event. Namely,  Sanja Vučić  who is a singer that embraces Jazz element, represented Serbia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 as member of her former group, ΖΑΑ, finishing 18th with the song Goodbye (Shelter). Ksenija Knežević the other hand is the daughter of Knez, the Montenegerin ESC 2014 act while Ksenija herself competed in the 2014 Serbian national final as member of the group SKY. Ivana Nikolić had in the past several collaborations with major former Yugoslavian music stars.


    Serbia In Eurovision 

    Serbia participated as an independent state in the contest in 2007, a year which the country was crowned winner with Marija Šerifović and her entry Molitva and remains the only country to win on its debut in the contest. (apart from Switzerland which won in the first edition of the contest back in 1956).

    The nation has a total of 11 participations and one year of absence (2014) It has achieved to qualify 7 times in the Grand  final while 3 times it fiailed for only one place  (10th in 2009, 11th in 2013&  2017). Apart from its victory Serbia has achieveda top 10  placing three more times (6th in 2008, 3rd in 2012, 10th in 2015).

    Serbia participated twice as part of the Serbia- Montenegrin Federation (2nd in 2004 and 7th in 2005), while since 1961 until 1992 participated as part of the united then Yugoslavia. Six of these Yugoslavian entries came from the Serbian region. Yugoslavia had won the contest once, in 1989.

    Last year the country was represented by Nevena Božović with her song “Kruna” while this year  the female group  Hurricane was set to represent the country with their song ‘Hasta La Vista’ .