Next Up: 2021 – Slovenia

Ana Soklič won EMA 2020 and planned a trip to Rotterdam with her song “Voda”. In the bookmakers offices, Slovenia was not too high up the ranks this year. How to move forward?

In today’s episode we look at Slovenia in 2021. For a full review of their potential entry for 2020, check out this article on our partner website Eurovision Union. Check out our thoughts for next year below.

Key takeaways: Vocals deserve more

The singer Ana Soklič is a capable artist, judged on her winning EMA performance. There was nothing wrong with her performance there. She has a lot of experience given her age. She also has the vocals of a Eurovision finalist, and has the potential for a strong stage show. However, it would all come down to the song.

How to proceed with Ana Soklič

Given that Ana is an acclaimed songwriter in Slovenia, we understand that stays involved in the process for the 2021 song. In the past, she wrote and performed blues, soul and jazz music as well as traditional Yugoslavian ballads. With a more unique song, with more impact, we could see Slovenia in the final of Eurovision in 2021. Ana Soklič could confidently belt out a ballad with stronger ethnic influences, or even just a stronger backing beat and melody.

This was supposed to be Slovenia’s Eurovision 2020 entry

About “Next Up: Eurovision 2021”

In our series Next Up: 2021, we look ahead to the Eurovision Song Contest 2021. After the cancellation of Eurovision 2020, all participating countries now face the choice: Stick with their Eurovision singer, or come up with a new preselection or internal selection.

We make an analysis based on what we know so far. What will this country do, or most likely do? And is that the wise choice, looking at the fact that the Eurovision Song Contest remains a music competition?

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