As we near the release of Hurricane’s entry “Loco Loco”, the backing vocalists for Serbia ‘s 2021 performance have been revealed.
The three backing singers that will be joining Hurricane for the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 have been revealed. On Instagram, Jelena Pajic shared this picture of the team behind the scenes at RTS :
Some Familiar Faces
Jelena Pajic, who posted the picture to her Instagram, has previously performed backing vocals for Montenegro in 2015, additionally she was on Tijana Bogicevic’s team when she represented Serbia in 2017 with the song “In Too Deep”.
Mladen Lukic, in the middle, is part of the group Balkanika who represented Serbia in Eurovision 2018 alongside Sanja Illic. Furthermore, he sang backing vocals for Nevena Bozovic’s 2019.
Olga Popovic, who’s on the right has notably sang with Zeljko Joksimovic who represented Serbia & Montenegro in 2004 and Serbia in 2012.
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, known for representing Serbia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 with the song “Goodbye (Shelter)” finishing 18th 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.
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”.