More countries are confirming participants, and today we have a second artist confirmed to represent their country in 2021. Moments ago, Slovenia has confirmed that Ana Soklič will represent Slovenia at Eurovision in 2021.
‘I am very honored and happy’
Speaking about her selection for Eurovision 2021, Ana has mentioned how happy she is that she will be representing her country next year.
I am very honored and happy. I will do my best. I have a lot of work to do. I have a sense of great responsibility to myself and Slovenia to represent the country as well as possible. Thank you to the universe for this opportunityAna on representing Slovenia at Eurovision in 2021 (translated)
RTVSLO has confirmed that the selection method for Ana’s song for the 2021 contest is yet to be decided.
Ana joins 15 other 2020 participants, who will be participating in the 2021 contest
Australia – Montaigne Austria – Vincent Bueno Azerbaijan – Efendi Belgium – Hooverphonic Bulgaria – VICTORIA Czech Republic – Benny Cristo Georgia – Tornike Kipiani Greece – Stefania Israel – Eden Alene Malta – Destiny Netherlands – Jeangu Macrooy Romania – Roxen Spain – Blas Cantó Switzerland – Gjon’s Tears Ukraine – GO_A
Slovenia at the Eurovision Song Contest
Slovenia made its debut on the Eurovision stage as an independent nation in 1993, after winning Kvalifikacija za Millstreet and getting the right to compete. They qualified along with Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia, who finished second and third respectively
The artist to represent the country for the first time was 1X Band, who sang “Tih deževen dan”. They finished in 22nd with nine points.
Since then, Slovenia has competed 24 times overall as an independent nation. Previously, they have competed as Yugoslavia alongside: Serbia, Montenegro, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and North Macedonia. As Yugoslavia, only four of the 27 entries were from Slovenia.
The country’s best results have been twice in seventh place. The first one was in 1995, thanks to Darja Švajger who sang “Prisluhni mi”. Meanwhile, the second of those came in 2001 with Nuša Derenda and “Energy”.
In 2020, Slovenia selected Ana Soklič as their representative for this year’s contest with the song ‘Voda’.
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