200,300 people tuned in to watch AnaA Soklič reveal her 2021 Eurovision entry on Saturday.
EMA 2021 was watched by a total of 200,300 viewers, making it the most-watched show of the night in Slovenia. This is despite the loss of around 57,000 viewers compared to last year’s edition of the show.
Ana will sing “Amen” at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, a song composed by Bojan Simončič and written by Charlie Mason. The entry also features vocals from the African-American Gospel Choir.
Who is Ana Soklič?
Ana Soklič was born in 1984 in Bohinj in northwestern Slovenia. From a young age, Ana 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.