Country Of The Month: Slovenia Part-1!

Photo By: ANA GREGORIČ/RTV SLO

Introduction

Country of the month is back. We decided to continue our series of articles “Country Of The Month” with Slovenia. In a period of four weeks, we are going to remind you of the best Slovenian entries. Note: we selected the entries not by their place in their final, but by their impact on the fans.

Lea Sirk – Hvala, ne!

In 2018, Slovenia selected Lea Sirk and her song “Hvala, ne!”, which means “No, thanks!” to sent in Lisbon. The song is entirely in Slovenian.

It was composed by Lea Sirk and Tomy DeClerque. The lyrics of the song were written by Lea Sirk. At the final, the entry placed 22nd with 64 points.

Lea Sirk was born on September 1st 1989, in Koper, Slovenia. She studied in Slovenia and enter a number of national and international contests. She has a Master of Arts in Specialised Music Performance. Before winning the Slovenian national final, EMA, Lea took part two times, in 2009 and 2010. In 2014, was a backing vocalist for the Slovenian entry at the contest. She has also taken part in the Slovenian version of Your Face Sounds Familiar. Today, she has released two studio albums and several singles.


Slovenia in the Eurovision
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Slovenia debuted in the contest in 1993. Since then, it has participated 25 times, missing the contest in 1994 and 2000. Both times the country didn’t participate due to its poor results to the contest. Under those year’s rules, the countries with the worst results were unable to compete the next year.

Slovenia has placed in the Top-10 just three times. Also, it hasn’t qualified to the final on eight times – one of them coming last. The best entry of the country was in 1995 when the country got 84 points and placed 7th in the final. In contrast, Slovenia’s worst result in a final was 2014’s 25th place.

What do you think about the song? Do you like it? Do you think is it one of the most memorable entries from Slovenia? Let us know in the comment box below.

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