Serbia: Hurricane to sing “Loco Loco” at Eurovision 2021

Serbia: Hurricane to sing “Loco Loco” at Eurovision 2021

Serbia’s Eurovision 2021 acts, the female group Hurricane, will be singing “Loco Loco” at the 65th Eurovision Song Contest next May in Rotterdam. 

Through a teaser on the the official Eurovision twitter account, the song that the Serbian representatives will be performing in Rotterdam seems to be titled “Loco Loco”

The female trio have been working on the song with Darko Dimitrov and  Nemanja Antonić, the person behind their 2020 entry “Hasta La Vista”. Darko has been behind several  previous Eurovision entries from North Macedonia, Albania, and Serbia among which his best result came with Tamara Todevska’s “Proud” which  finished 9th for North Macedonia.

The Serbian entry is expected to go public in March. 

The Eurovision Story so far

Serbia debuted as an independent country in the competiton in 2007, achieving to win the contest with Marija Šerifović and her entry Molitva, whichremains 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 country hosted the contest the year after and has a total of 12 participations and one year of absence (2014) It has achieved to qualify 7 times in the final while 3 times it didn’t make it for only one place  (10th in 2009, 11th in 2013 &  2017). Besides her victory Serbia has achieved 3 more times a top 10  placing (6th in 2008, 3rd in 2012, 10th in 2015).

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

In 2019 the country was represented by Nevena Božović with her song “Kruna” .Nevena’s was no stranger to the Eurovision family as she had  previously participated in Junior Eurovision in 2007 and in Eurovision in 2013 with Moje 3. She came 18th in the grand final after securing Serbia’s second successive qualification to the final show.

Last year Hurricane won the Serbian national final, Beoviziija 2020, with their song ‘Hasta La Vista’  but saw their Eurovision journey go incomplete as the contest was cancelled.

News source: ESC twitter

Angelo D.

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