Rotterdam 2021

🇷🇸 Hurricane deny local media reports about their participation in 2021

No news until the autumn

Hurricane, who were set to represent Serbia at Eurovision 2020, have denied reports in local media that suggest they will return to represent the Balkan nation in next year’s contest in Rotterdam.

The ‘news’ was initially reported by Serbian tabloid Blic yesterday, however the group has denied the statement and has said that RTS have not yet informed them whether or not they would get a second chance to fly the Serbian flag in Rotterdam.

“We won’t know until September or October”

Speaking to Wiwibloggs, Hurricane’s publicist revealed that:

We do not yet have official information about this from our state public service broadcaster. We won’t know until September or October.

– Hurricane’s publicist, speaking to Wiwibloggs

The final decision over whether the trio will be selected for 2021 is down to Serbian broadcaster RTS. All 41 acts who were due to take part in this year’s contest are allowed to take part again next year, as long as they enter with a different song.

Serbia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2020

Back in March, Hurricane were selected to represent Serbia at the 2020 contest, due to be held in Rotterdam. A few weeks after their selection, the contest was cancelled.

Their entry, “Hasta La Vista”, was selected for the contest after winning Beovizija with the maximum 24 points. Naiva finished in second place, nine points behind Hurricane, with 15 points. Hurricane were also selected as the winners of the OGAE Serbia Award, which saw members of the Serbian OGAE club vote for their favourite entry.

Are you hoping RTS will invite Hurricane back for next year’s contest? Do you think the group will return?

Let us know in the comments below and on social media @ESCXTRA.

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Tom Ryan

I'm the youngest member of the team here at ESCXTRA but that doesn't mean I know the least about the contest. You'll usually find me enjoying a Eurovision classic, while discovering new facts about Eurovision history. When I'm not doing that, I'll be somewhere on a dancefloor... still thinking about music!
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