Slovenia: Ana Soklič to fly the flag at Eurovision 2021
The news are pourning in today with one more country confirming its Eurovision 2021 act! The Slovenian national broadcaster, RTVSLO, confirmed that the country will be represented in the next Eurovision Song Contest by Ana Soklič.
Slovenia is joining the list of countries that are sticking with their ESC 2020 acts for the next edition of Eurovision. During the preview show “Evrovizije: Najboljših 25″( Eurovision:the top 25) before the “Europe Shine a Light show” , RTVSLO, announced that Ana Soklič will be representing once again in Eurovision 2021.
Ana Soklič earned the right to represent Slovenia at the Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam after winning the national final, EMA 2020, with her entry ‘Voda’.
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.
Last 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.