Maja Keuc will reveal the results of the Slovenian jury in the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2018.
RTVSLO has announced that Maja Keuc now known as Amaya, will be the Slovenian spokesperson in the Grand Final of this years Eurovision Song Contest. Maja will announce the results of the Slovenian jury to millions of viewers across the globe.
The singer who previously represented the country at the 2011 contest in Düsseldorf, has attempted to represent Slovenia at the contest again in recent years. Maja’s qualification for the final of the 2011 contest marked the first time since 2007 that Slovenia had made a final and is their best result in the contest since 2001.
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.
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.