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Eurovision 2024: Postcard filming for Eurovison 2024 has begun!

Postcard filming for Eurovision 2024 has begun, with Slovenia and France shooting their own in the last days.

The national broadcast of Slovenia, RTV SLO and the french representative, Slimane, have revealed that filming of the Eurovision 2024 postcards is in progress. Based on a story that was posted on Instagram by RTV SLO, it can be assumed that the focus of ths year’s postcards will be the artists , as was in 2016, when Sweden last hosted the Eurovision Song Contest.

Last year the BBC chose to present through the postcards, locations from Ukraine, the UK and participating nations, whilst this year it is yet unknown if the postcards are being shot on Sweden, the act’s home nation or both. More details regarding the stories behind the postcards are expected to be released in the following weeks.

Eurovision 2024

Loreen won the 67th Eurovision Song Contest with her song “Tattoo” in behalf of Sweden, making her the first woman that has won the contest twice.

Overall Sweden has succeeded seven Eurovision victories (in 1974, 1984, 1991, 1999, 2012, 2015 and 2023). This makes Sweden the joint most successful country in ESC alongside Ireland. Malmö will host the Eurovision Song Contest 2024, which is the third time, following hosts in 1992 and 2013.

Slovenia: RTV SLO to Seek EBU and Council Members’ Opinion on Israel’s Participation in the Contest!

Following a plea from the Palestinian Rights Movement to the management of Slovenia’s public broadcaster, RTV SLO, there’s now a call to exclude Israel from the Eurovision. Specifically, 25 members of the European Parliament requested the cancellation of the decision allowing Israel’s participation in the upcoming contest in May in Malmö.

Several non-governmental and trade union organizations, Slovenian cultural figures, and artists, including some former Slovenian Eurovision representatives, signed the call by the Palestinian Rights Movement.

RTV SLO responded to their request, stating:

“The majority of the global audience is closely following events in Gaza. The EBU has already explained twice that the participants in the Eurovision Song Contest are public broadcasters, not countries.”

However, they added that they would still urge the EBU and its members to conduct a substantive discussion on the matter.

Raiven will represent Slovenia in Malmö this coming May with the song “Veronika,” entirely in Slovenian. She will compete in the second half of the First Semi-Final on May 7th.

Stay tuned to Eurovisionfun for all the developments regarding Slovenia’s participation in the Eurovision 2024 in Malmö!

Source: RTV SLO

Slovenia: Eurovisionfun Reacts to Eurovision 2024 Entry “Veronika”!

Raiven, a mezzo-soprano, pop singer, songwriter and harpist, will be the country’s representative in Malmö and she was selected internally by RTVSLO with the song “Veronika“.

The Eurovisionfun team once again watched and reacted to the official live performance of the country’s entry for the upcoming Eurovision contest! Enjoy Aps, Spyros and Apostolis in a Reaction video with detailed commentary on Slovenia‘s participation, for 2024!

Listen to “Veronika” below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWcSsi7SliI

What do you think of the Slovene entry for Eurovision 2024? Will she manage to qualify for the final and get a great result?

Stay tuned on Eurovisionfun for all the news regarding the Slovene participation at the Eurovision Song Contest 2024, in Malmö!

Slovenia: Listen to “Veronika” by Raiven for Eurovision 2024!

In December 12, RTVSLO, the public broadcaster of Slovenia, announced in a special press conference, that Raiven, a mezzo-soprano, pop singer, songwriter and harpist, will be the country’s representative in Malmö!

Raiven was selected internally by RTVSLO, which came to many as a surprise, as the country selected their representative internally and not through a national final, only for the third time in its history.

Raiven’s anticipated song for Eurovision 2024, was revealed through a special show called Misija Malmö.

Her song is titled “Veronika” and is in Slovenian (You can listen to it in the video below):

About the Song

The song is based on Veronika Deseniška (Veronika of Desenice), the second wife of Frederick II, Count of Celje. Raiven says about her song:

“The song was not written with the idea of going to Eurovision. When creating it, I focused primarily on the dramatic quality, which is key to telling Veronika’s story effectively. I wanted her story to not only be expressed but also resonate with the year 2024. The idea that she needed music, which was just right – cinematic and contemporary – was present throughout the creative process.”

Veronika” will be featured on Raiven’s upcoming album Sirene which is set to be released on February 17th, and was written and composed by Raiven herself and a team which also consisted of Bojan Cvjetićanin, the lead songer of Joker Out the country’s representatives in 2023:

“Bojan is a very good friend of mine. We often talked about doing something together, and our musical collaboration on Veronika came about very spontaneously”

Who is Raiven?

Sara Briški Ciman, better known as Raiven is a singer who regularly appears on the country’s public television. He has presented numerous shows, and has appeared in a variety of concerts and music shows.

Her latest single titled “Ikona has become a big sensation in the country after being featured in RTVSLO’s Popevka 2023, alongside Helena Blagne.

No one can deny her professionalismvocal skillsstage appearance and close relationships with RTVS, a set of things that fits perfectly with Eurovision.

Many Eurofans certainly remember Raiven, from her appearances in the Slovenian national final, EMA, having finished third in 2017 and second in 2016 (by just 100 votes) and 2019.

Below you can watch our reaction video for “Veronika”:

What do you think of the Slovene entry for Eurovision 2024? Will she manage to qualify for the final and get a great result?

Stay tuned on Eurovisionfun for all the news regarding the Slovene participation at the Eurovision Song Contest 2024, in Malmö!

Source: eurovision.tv

Slovenia: “Veronika” Teaser Unleashed!

In a thrilling teaser release for Eurovision 2024, Raiven, Slovenia‘s chosen artist, offers fans a sneak peek into her competition entry, “Veronika.” The highly anticipated song will be unveiled on Saturday, January 20, at 21:00 CET, exclusively on the official Eurovision Song Contest YouTube channel.

Opting for internal selection for the third time in its Eurovision history, Slovenia has entrusted Raiven, a versatile artist with mezzo-soprano vocals, pop sensibilities, songwriting prowess, and harp-playing skills.

The teaser video, offering a glimpse into “Veronika,” is available for viewing on the Eurovision Song Contest Instagram account. The full song will be unveiled on January 20, setting the stage for Slovenia‘s journey at the 68th Eurovision Song Contest in Malmo, Sweden, scheduled for May.

The “Veronika” teaser is part of an upcoming special program on RTVSLO, scheduled for Saturday. The song itself, based on the historical figure Veronika Deseniška, will be exclusively in Slovenian.

In a recent interview with RTVSLO, Raiven shared exciting details about her participation. She expressed her commitment to an electronic sound and hinted at the thematic essence of “Veronika”:

“I envision ‘Veronika’ as a symbol of feminism, but not of the stereotypical kind. I wouldn’t want to portray that on stage. However, femininity and grace, definitely!”

Exploring Raiven’s Musical World

Known as Sara Briški Ciman, Raiven is a familiar figure on Slovenian public television, hosting various shows and gracing concerts and music programs. Her recent single, “Ikona,” showcased at RTVSLO’s Popevka 2023 alongside Helena Blagne, garnered significant attention in the country.

Raiven’s professionalism, vocal excellence, captivating stage presence, and close association with RTVS make her an ideal candidate for Eurovision. Having participated in the Slovenian national final, EMA, where she secured notable positions in 2016, 2017, and 2019, Raiven is not a stranger to the Eurovision stage.

As we eagerly await the premiere of “Veronika,” let’s reminisce about Slovenia’s 2023 entry. The country was represented by Joker Out with the song “Carpe Diem,” securing a spot in the Final and finishing in 21st place.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LXlPviGiWc

Stay tuned to Eurovisionfun for all the updates on Slovenia’s journey in Eurovision 2024, set to unfold in Malmo!

Slovenia: Raiven reveals more details on her song “Veronika”!

A few days ago, RTVSLO, the public broadcaster of Slovenia, announced that Raiven will represent the country in the Eurovision Song Contest 2024, in Malmö!

In turn, Raiven talking in RTVSLO, revealed some new details about her entry. In detail, in the interview she states that she will stay loyal to her electronic sound, even in her Eurovision entry. She says that:

“I think of Veronika as a symbol of femininity, I think, maybe not stereotypical feminism. I wouldn’t want to show that on stage. But feminity and grace for sure”

We remind you that “Veronika” will be presented in RTVSLO, in a special program in January 20. The song is based on Veronika Deseniška (Veronika of Desenice), the second wife of Frederick II, Count of Celje. “Veronika” is based on the woman’s history and will be sung exclusively in Slovene.

The song is written by Raiven, and will be part of her new album, titled “Sirene”, and will be released in February.

Until we listen to “Veronika”, let’s remember the country’s last entry. Slovenia was represented by Joker Out in Eurovision 2023, with their song “Carpe Diem”, that despite the high expectations, ended up in 21st place, bringng the country back to the final after two years:

Stay tuned on Eurovisionfun for all the news regarding the Slovenian participation at the Eurovision Song Contest 2024, in Malmö!

Slovenia: Raiven will be the Slovenian representative at Eurovision 2024, with her song ‘Veronika’!

A while ago, the sixth artist for Eurovision 2024 was announced. Slovenia suprised us, as for the third time in history, the artist who will represent the country in the contest will not be chosen through a national final, but by internal selection.

Slovenian public television (RTVSLO) in a special press conference confirmed the rumors of recent months and announced that Raiven, a mezzo-soprano, pop singer, songwriter and harpist, will raise the country’s flag in Malmö.

Raiven will represent Slovenia at the Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö this May with her song ‘Veronika’.

 

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Who is Raiven?

Sara Briški Ciman, better known as Raiven is a singer who regularly appears on the country’s public television. He has presented numerous shows, and has appeared in a variety of concerts and music shows.

Her latest single titled “Ikona has become a big sensation in the country after being featured in RTVSLO’s Popevka 2023, alongside Helena Blagne.

No one can deny her professionalism, vocal skills, stage appearance and close relationships with RTVS, a set of things that fits perfectly with Eurovision.

Many Eurofans certainly remember Raiven, from her appearances in the Slovenian national final, EMA, having finished third in 2017 and second in 2016 (by just 100 votes) and 2019.

Watch her presentation video below:

What is your opinion about Raiven getting selected? Tell us in the comments below!

Stay tuned to Eurovisionfun for all the developments regarding Slovenia’s participation in Eurovision 2024.

 

Slovenia: Eurovision 2024 representative to be announced shortly!

The Slovenian public broadcaster, RTVSLO, has just announced that the representative for Eurovision Song Contest 2024 has already been chosen, and the plan to host a national final is scrapped! Read more

Slovenia: Is Raiven going to Eurovision 2024?

In the last few days, Raiven’s name, is been written a lot on social media, as sge seems to be the one that will represent Slovenia in Eurovision Song Contest 2024!

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Slovenia: RTVSLO officially confirms their participation in Eurovision 2024!

Judging from the happenings of the previous days, Slovenia is set to participate in the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest 2024, and in fact, they will announce their plans in the next month!

As we have previously informed you, Slovenian participation in Eurovision 2024 was confirmed by the sayings of the website evrovizija.com; however, RTVSLO, the country’s public broadcaster, announced their participation just earlier today!

The public broadcaster will announce their plans on the selection method in October.

After Slovenia’s official announement, the number of countries taking part in Eurovision 2024, rises to 34:

  1. Albania
  2. Austria
  3. Azerbaijan
  4. Belgium
  5. Croatia
  6. Cyprus
  7. Denmark
  8. Estonia
  9. Finland
  10. France
  11. Georgia
  12. Germany
  13. Greece
  14. Iceland
  15. Ireland
  16. Israel
  17. Italy
  18. Latvia
  19. Lithuania
  20. Luxembourg
  21. Malta
  22. Moldova
  23. Netherlands
  24. Norway
  25. Poland
  26. Portugal
  27. San Marino
  28. Serbia
  29. Slovenia
  30. Spain
  31. Sweden
  32. Switzerland
  33. Ukraine
  34. United Kingdom

Lately, the name of the singer Raiven has been heavily rumored to be involved with the Eurovision Song Contest, however, public television’s respond on the matter was:

“The method of selecting the representative of Slovenia for the Eurovision Song Contest will be announced in October.”

Even though Slovenia tends to organize a national final almost every year, in the last three years, they have conducted two internal selections (2021, 2023). Only time will now tell whether Slovenia is going yet again for an internal selection, or if we will watch another national final.

Joker Out were the representatives of Slovenia in Eurovision 2023 with their song “Carpe Diem”, ending up in 21st place in the Grand Final:

Stay tuned on Eurovisionfun for all the news regarding the Slovenian participation at the Eurovision Song Contest 2024, in Malmö!

Source: zurnal24.si


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