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 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.
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!