The winner of the Slovenian national final, EMA 2020, Ana Soklič  will be representing Slovenia at Eurovision 2020 with her song “Voda”. Following her win last month, Ana  revamped her entry with the contribution of the Budapest Art Orchestra.

The Budapest Art Orchestra under the guidance of Péter Pejtsik contributed to the new version of  “Voda”. With the full revamped version to be released the following days, the Slovenian national broadcaster, RTVSLO, published a short snippet of the song’s new version. Check the new  version of “Voda” below:

 

The Eurovision story so far

Slovenia participated at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1993 with 1X Band and hasn’t won yet the competition. The country’s best results in the contest is a 7th placing, achieved  in 1995 (Darja Svajger) and 2001 (Nusa Derenda).

Slovenia has competed 24 times in the contest since their debut in 1993, and has only missed out the contests of 1994 and 2000 when it had to stay out of the event due to the rules of the competition at that time. In 2018 Slovenia opted to select its Eurovision act and entry via its traditional national selection EMA. Lea Sirk flew to Lisbon with her entry Hvala, ne!, placing 22nd in the Grand Final.

This year the country was represented in Tel Aviv by the duo, Zala Kralj and Gašper Šantl and their entry “Sebi” which finished in 15th place in the Grand final, marking Slovenia’s fourth semi final qualification the last six years of participation. Let rememer Zala and Gašper’s performance on Expo Tel Aviv’s stage in the grand final: