Slovenia: Maraaya

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Maraaya gets right into it with Here For You, mixing impeccable vocals, string instruments and a DJ booth into a prime example of what 21st-century Eurovision should look like. Will Marjetka appear with those headphones on stage in the semi-finals? More than likely. And to the final? I wouldn’t want to jinx it for them.


Credit: Tanja Zrinski, Maraaya



All Kinds of Everything: interview with Maraaya

Who is your favourite Eurovision act of all time?

Merjetka: Probably Euphoria, because it was special and different.
Raay: I really liked Lena and Satellite, because she was so simple and that was enough.

Babushki4 vs. Lordi4

Winner: Babushki Buranovskiye
They were cute and we liked the idea that they came to Eurovision a bit later in life, it gives hope to all elderly people. And the song was well produced.

ABBA4 vs. Celine4

Marjetka: Céline Dion, because her voice is so special, her technique is perfect.
Raay: ABBA, because they made one of most memorable music stories in history of music.

What does the general public in Slovenia think of Eurovision?

In Slovenia people enjoy Eurovision; we could say it is quite popular.

Do you have any rituals before going on stage?

Marjetka: I like to calm down and go through all emotions I would like to share with people.

How do you normally watch the Eurovision Song Contest?

Raay: We get together with friends, each of us gets a voting sheet and then we all vote. Marjetka never wins, I often choose the winner.



Hello Europe, it’s Camilla calling! Here are the points from the House of Apcar vote.

Slovenia: 7 points.

According to my own personal preference, I have awarded points to all 40 acts entering this year’s contest, with four countries receiving each set of points used by the EBU (12, 10, and 8-1).