The twenty second artist in our Who Is series for the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 is Hurricane from Serbia.
Hurricane are a pop-R&B group that were formed in 2017. The group consists of three members; Sanja Vučić, Ivana Nikolić and Ksenija Knežević. They sing mostly in English but have also released several songs in Serbian.
Sanja Vučić is best known for representing Serbia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 with the song “Goodbye (Shelter)”. She finished 15th in the Grand Final.
Ivana Nikolić is a professional dancer and has won national dance competitions on several occasions. She started her singing career in 2016.
Ksenija Knežević began her singing career at a young age, taking part in children’s song festivals. She finished 5th in Beosong, the former Serbian national selection in 2013 as part of SKY’s. She is the daughter of Knez, who represented Montenegro at Eurovision 2015, and provided backing vocals for him at the contest.
The song that Hurricane will perform in Rotterdam is called “Hasta la vista”. It was written by Kosana Stojić and group member Sanja Vučić and was composed by Nemanja Antonić. Hurricane won the right to represent Serbia in Rotterdam after winning Beovizija 2020. They scored maximum points in both the semi-final and final.
Hurricane will perform in the first half of the second semi-final on May 14.
Serbia in the Eurovision Song Contest
Serbia have competed as an independent nation in the Eurovision Song Contest since 2007, and have seen great success in the competition. Their first entry in 2007, Marija Šerifović’s “Molitva”, won the contest in Helsinki with 268 points, making Serbia’s debut one of the most successful in Eurovision history. From then up to their year’s break in 2014, Serbia finished in the top 10 a further two times, including a 3rd place finish in 2012 with Željko Joksimović’s “Nije ljubav stvar”.