Slovenia: Listen to the “Voda” revamp

Ana Soklič was the winner of the UMA 2020 and would represent Slovenia at the Eurovision 2020, with the song “Voda”. Although the contest was canceled, Ana Soklič released the revamp of the song she performed in collaboration with the Budapest Artistic Orchestra.

Slovenia has not yet clarified whether it will be represented in 2021 by the same artist or if it will perform again.



Slovenia: With the Budapest Artistic Orchestra the revamp of “Voda”

The Budapest Artistic Orchestra was used to revamp the final version of Voda, Slovenia’s participation in Eurovision 2020, as revealed by Ana Soklič.

Immediately after her win at EMMA 2020, Ana Soklič announced that she would revamp Voda, even thinking of changing the language of the lyrics, which were originally in Slovenian. You can get a sample of the revamp in the video below:

Peter Pejtsik, a famous Hungarian musician and not only, is the conductor of the Budapest Artistic Orchestra. The release date of the revamp has not been announced yet, but Ana Soklič hopes to continue the tradition of recent years, which wants Slovenia to qualify for the Grand Final.

Slovenia: The EMA 2020 Contestants

Yesterday, Slovenian Public Television (RTVSLO) announced the names of candidates to participate in the EMA 2020, through which the winner will represent the country at the Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam next May.

The list includes a former Slovenian representative at Eurovision, among nine others hoping to impress the public and jury at the EMA 2020 final on 22 February 2020.

Tinkara Kovač, who represented Slovenia in 2014 in Copenhagen, Denmark, will try to get back on the Eurovision stage in 2020. In her previous participation, she finished 25th with the song “Round And Round”. This time she will sing “Forever”.

The other nine contestants are:

-Ana Soklič – Voda
-Božidar Wolfand Wolf – Maybe Someday
-Gaja Prestor – Vjamem vase
-Imset – Femme Fatale
-Inmate –The Salt
-Clara Jazbec – Stop the World
-Lina Kuduzović – Man Like U
-Manca Berlec – Večnost
-Simon Vadnjal – Started sam

Lina Kuduzović was Slovenia’s last representative at Junior Eurovision 2015, finishing third, with the song “Prva Ljubezen”.

Two more new artists will be added to the ten acclaimed artists from the EMA FREŠ competition on January 18th.

Slovenia At the Eurovision Song Contest

This will be Slovenia’s 26th entry in the Eurovision Song Contest. It made its debut in 1993 with the 1X Band and the song “Tih deževen dan” finished in 22nd place. After losing its maiden entry, Slovenia returned in 1995 to win the best position to date, when Darja Švajger took 7th place with the song “Prisluhni mi”. Nuša Derenda placed seventh in 2001 with “Energy”.

Since 2004, when the semifinal system started, Slovenia has been difficult to qualify for the final, losing ten times!

Last year Zala Kralj & Gašper Šantl finished 15th with atmospheric “Sebi”.

Below, remember Tinkara’s previous appearance at Eurovision 2014:

Slovenia: Submissions to EMA 2020 begun

After a very good result in Tel Aviv, Slovenia is bowling for Eurovision 2020 in the Netherlands, choosing its representative of course through the well-known EMA.  Submissions will last until November 18th.

Through EMA for another year 

Slovenia has achieved four qualifications in the last six years and of course wants to maintain this good result in the Netherlands as well. EMA 2020 regulations have not been announced yet, but we are already aware of a change to the next Slovenian national final.

EMA is looking for new talents 

RTVSLO has announced the launch of EMA along with a separate option, EMA FREŠ.  This is an online option where songs submitted by users  will be posted on the RTV website and across social media.  Visitors will have the opportunity to vote on their favorite composition  on a daily basis, with the winners coming out of the vote at the end of the week.  The winner of the competition will be announced during the night of the EMA 2020 final.

Eligible to participate in EMA FREŠ, are artists under the age of twenty-six who have released no more than three copyrighted  songs, that is, they have been released commercially, in any way.

RTV hopes that the introduction of EMA FREŠ will encourage younger musicians to submit their own compositions.  The application deadline for EMA FREŠ is September 19th.

Will the good results in the comfiest continue?

Earlier this year, Slovenia scored its best in Eurovision since 2015. Zala Kralj and Gašper Šantl finished 15th in the grand final with the atmospheric “Sebi”.  In addition, the duo won Slovenia’s fourth qualification in the last six years – Slovenia’s most successful run since the semifinals.