Lea Sirk has announced the #HvalaNe competition, asking people for videos of themselves saying Hvala Ne in their national language or dialect.
The Slovenian participant at this years´ Eurovision Song Contest Lea Sirk has launched the “#HvalaNe challenge on her facebook profile. She is asking fans to send her original or unique videos, where they are showing how to say the name of her Eurovision entry “Hvala Ne” in their language.
To participate in the competition, you must post your video on your Facebook or Instagram profile using the hashtag #HvalaNe. Lea Sirk is encouraging, that, when making the video, you should try to be original, creative and be yourself.
Out of all the submissions, Lea Sirk will choose three winners. She has not yet revealed the prizes but promises that it will be something very special.
Lea Sirk will represent Slovenia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018, which takes place in Lisbon, Portugal. She will participate in the second semi-final on May 10, where she will be performing 17th. She will be Slovenia’s 24th entry at the Eurovision Song Contest, the nation has been present at the contest every year since 2001. She has already participated twice in the Eurovision Song Contest, both times as a backing vocalist for Slovenia. The first time was as with Tinkara Kovac and Round and Round in 2014 when the country made it to the grand final. Lea was also backing vocalist for ManuElla in Eurovision 2016 in Stockholm but on that occasion ,the Slovenian song Blue and Red failed to progress to the grand final.
Source: Lea Sirk
Slovenia in the Eurovision Song Contest
Slovenia was one of three countries to join the Eurovision Song Contest in 1993. The country qualified through a specially organised selection round called “Kvalifikacija za Millstreet” which was hosted in Slovenia, seven countries competed for three spots in Eurovision 1993. The country has participated in 22 editions of the Eurovision Song Contest. Their best result came in 1995 when Darja Švajger finished 7th scoring a total of 84 points, she is closely followed by Nuša Derenda who finished 7th in the 2001 contest with 70 points.