EMA 2021 the Slovenian selection for Eurovision is set to be held on February 27.
Slovenia will hold a televised selection to determine the song that Ana Soklič will perform at the Eurovision Song Contest 2021. The final of EMA 2021 is se to be held on February 27 and will mark 60 years since the first Slovenian entry competed in the contest in 1961 as part of Yugoslavia.
A total of 191 songs were submitted to compete in the Slovenian selection, with three currently shortlisted to compete in EMA 2021. In the coming days RTVSLO’s expert commission and Ana Soklič will determine the final songs that will be competing in EMA, with the potential for one to two additional songs to be added.
Who is Ana Soklic?
Ana Soklič was born in 1984 in Bohinj in northwestern Slovenia. From a young age, Anna Soklič developed and refined her musical skills at the local opera and jazz academy, before she started to write her own music. She was the lead singer of Diona Dim, with whom she previously tried to represent Slovenia in 2004 with the song “If you” and in 2007 with the song “Oče” (Father). In 2012, she participated the first and so far only series of X Factor Slovenia, where she finished fifth overall. In 2019, she participated in the Slovenka popevka festival with the song “Temni svet” (Dark world) and finished 10th overall.
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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.