Ana Soklič has revealed that she will be performing a new version of “Amen” Eurovision Song Contest.
Speaking at a press conference today with the Slovenian national broadcaster Ana Soklič has revealed she will perform a new version of “Amen” at Eurovision. The addition was made after the song was presented during EMA and has been approved by the EBU:
A part has been added to the song, and a piece of this gospel work, which was just an addition to the recording, we then decided to place it in the song itself, in the performance itself, which will also be presented in Rotterdam,
Ana will be joined on stage in Rotterdam by Karin Zemljič, who has provided backing vocals for Slovenia at the Eurovision Song Contest on three ocassions.
Ana Soklič also released today an a cappella version of her song “Amen”, the singer entry for the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest. This Cappella version features vocals from the Slovene vocal group Perpetuum Jazzile. This version of “Aman” will be a single on the singer’s upcoming EP “Born to the Fight”
Ana will perform “Amen” in the 1st half of the 1st semi-final on 18 May.
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.