Jazzva has been internally selected to represent Slovenia at Eurovision Choir of the Year 2019 in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Slovenia has revealed the choir that will be representing the nation at Eurovision Choir of the Year 2019. RTVSLO has internally selected Jazzva in association with a jury of music experts. The group will be following in the footsteps of Carmen Manet who won the first edition of the competition in 2017.
Jazzva has been performing for over a decade. Their repertoire consists of songs across a spectrum of genres from pop to rock. The group organises Popjazziado, one of the most biggest vocal group festivals in Slovenia. The Association of Cultural Societies Ljubljana awarded the group a golden recognition for the successes it has achieved in the promotion of choral music and the organization of Popjazziade, which promotes the development of a cappella music in the Ljubljana region and across Slovenia.
The group will be performing covers of Slovene folk songs, the exact songs they will perform is set to be revealed closer to the contest in August.
Eurovision Choir of the Year 2017 was won by Carmen Manet from Slovenia. The choir performed two pieces during their six minutes on stage and beat off competition from eight other choirs from across Europe. This marked the first victory for Slovenia at a Eurovision event since 2010 edition of Eurovision Young Musicians.
Five nations are set to make their debut at Eurovision Choir of the Year 2019 on August 3, including the first ever appearance of Scotland at a Eurovision contest. A total of ten countries will be competing in the 2019 competition in Gothenburg, for the second edition of the EBU’s newest Eurovision competition. The ten nations taking to the stage in Sweden are:
- Belgium – RTBF
- France – France Télévisions – Debut
- Germany – WDR
- Latvia – LTV
- Norway – NRK – Debut
- Scotland – BBC Alba – Debut
- Slovenia – RTVSLO
- Sweden – SVT – Debut
- Switzerland – RTS – Debut
- Wales – S4C
Withdrawing from the competition are:
- Austria – ORF
- Denmark – DR
- Estonia – ERR
- Hungary – MTVA