Karin Zemljič has been revealed as a backing vocalist for Ana Soklič at the Eurovision Song Contest 2021.
RTVSLO has announced that Karin Zemljič will be a backing vocalist for the Slovenian representative Ana Soklič at this years Eurovision Song Contest. This will be the fourth time that Karin will have been a backing vocalist for her country at Eurovision. She previously performed with Maraaya (2015), ManuElla (2016) and Lea Sirk (2018).
The reveal of the Slovenian entry will take place on February 27 in EMA 2021 presented by Lea Sirk and Nejc Šmit. The show will celebrate 60 years of Slovenian participation in the Eurovision Song Contest.
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.