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BQL will not participate in EMA 2019

Two-time EMA runner-up BQL has confirmed on social media that they will not be participating in next year’s EMA as they release their new single ‘Peru’.

“We decided to skip EMA this year”

The duo just released their new single ‘Peru’. The song has been co-written by Maraaya, who represented Slovenia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2015, where they finished in fifteenth with “Here For You”.

It’s no surprise that BQL’s single has been written by Marjetka and Raay, as the duo are behind most of their songs. BQL have mentioned that “Peru” was in fact written for Slovenia’s national final, EMA. However, they decided to skip it, and release the single in December without fighting for the Slovenian ticket to Tel Aviv.

 #Peru was created for EMA 2019 and our third attempt to get to the event, and after everything, we decided to skip EMA this year and release the song in December

BQL on the release of ‘Peru’ and skipping EMA in 2019

BQL’s Eurovision attempts

The boys first participated in 2017 in EMA with their song ‘Heart of Gold’, which was co-written by Maraaya (Slovenia 2015). They finished second place to Omar Naber and his song ‘On My Way‘, which failed to qualify for the ‘Grand Final’ and placed 17th in its Semi Final.

However, despite not winning EMA, ‘Heart of Gold’ has been successful in Slovenia, reaching the the top of the Slovenian charts.

BQL’s first attempt at EMA

The duo returned once again this year, with their song ‘Promise’, which was co-written once again by Maraaya. Unfortunately, they finished second once again, losing out to Lea Sirk and her entry ‘Hvala Ne‘, which went on to qualify for the Grand Final and placed 22nd overall.

BQL returned once again in EMA 2018

Are you disappointed that BQL will not be participating in EMA next year?. Do you think ‘Peru’ would have a perfect entry for Slovenia next year?. Would you like them to return to the contest in the future?

Let us know your opinions and thoughts below or at social media @ESCXTRA

Have a listen on what would have been BQL’s third attempt at EMA

Tim Jumawan

I started watching Eurovision ever since I moved to the UK in 2006, obsessed since 2012 and haven't looked back since.

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