Carmen manet have revealed one of the two songs that they will be performing for Slovenia at Eurovision Choir of the Year 2017.
Carmen manet will be performing “Ta na Solbici”, which translates as “I do not know”, the piece has been written by Samo Vovk. Samo Vovk is a Slovenian singer who works with a number of vocal groups, he is also part of the duo Samo in Barbara. Carmen manet were formed in 2011 and features previous members of the Gimnazija Kranj Girls’ choir.
You can listen to a short teaser of the song below:
Tomorrow the choir will be revealing both of the songs that they will perform at Eurovision Choir of the Year. The reveal takes place at a concert at Layerjeva hiša in Kranj, you can apply to attend the event on the groups official Facebook page.
To date Carmen manet are the only group to have revealed the songs that they will be performing at the competition next month in Riga.
Eurovision Choir of the Year will be held for the first time on July 22 in Riga, Latvia as part of the European Choir Games. The European Broadcasting Union has partnered with Interkultur to create this latest Eurovision family event, and both hope to see the format develop into a yearly event.
Competing in the contest are:
- Austria (ORF) – Hardchor Linz
- Belgium (RTBF) – Les Pastoureaux
- Denmark (DR) – Academic Choir of Aarhus
- Estonia (ERR) – Estonian TV Girls’ Choir
- Germany (WDR) – Jazzchor Freiburg
- Latvia (LTV) – Spīgo
- Slovenia (RTVSLO) – Carmen Manet
- Hungary (MTVA) – Bela Bartok Male Choir
- Wales (S4C) – Côr Merched Sir Gâr
The Choirs competing in the contest will perform once for up to 6 minutes. The performance can include one or several works, of any genre, and “should in part reflect national or regional character in some way”.
Source: Carmen manet