Televiziji K1 has reported that RTS has scrapped plans to hold a televised selection to determine the Serbian entry for Eurovision 2021.
Serbian private media is reporting that the public broadcaster RTS has scrapped its plans to hold a selection to determine the song that Hurricane will perform at Eurovision 2021. According to ‘Kec na jedanaest’ on Televiziji K1, RTS has scrapped the selection show due to the current pandemic.
According to the report RTS has instead opted to internally select the groups song for Eurovision and the song will be revealed in the coming days. RTS has not commented publicly on the Serbian selection process since Hurricane were confirmed as the 2021 representatives at the end of November.
Should Serbia decide to drop their previously announced selection for an internal song selection, they would follow in the steps of Slovenia who opted to internally select their entry following initial plans for a televised selection.
Who are Hurricane?
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.
Image Source: Miomir Milic / Eurovision.tv | Source: ESC Serbia
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”.