Pre-Contest Vote 2014: Slovenia

Well hello there! Welcome to another summary article in ESC Views’ Pre-Contest Vote 2014! If you haven’t heard about it and how this entire system will work, feel free to click this fabulous link to take you to the ‘Launch Page’ of the competition. As we manage to compile more and more of these articles, they will be added to the Launch Page, so you can freely hop between all competing 37 entries! Right, shall we get onto the next country?

Slovenia's next up in our Pre-Contest Vote..well it seems their going "Round and Round"!
Slovenia’s next up in our Pre-Contest Vote..well it seems their going “Round and Round”!

This is how we’re running this series of articles in which we’re going to cover all 37 entries for this year:

  • We’re going to take on these articles in the running order for 2014 (Armenia is first, Latvia is second etc). We’ll do two articles a day.
  • We’ll refer back to the Song Presentation or NF Review of the song. We’ll provide you with the video so you can have a listen (if you haven’t managed to listen to it yet…which is highly unlikely!)
  • We’ll also give you a few words from both of us while giving the song a score out of 12.
  • Finally, there’ll be a poll below for you guys to vote and give us your points on the song!

Got it? 🙂

Next up in our Pre-Contest Vote this year is Slovenia – the last country that confirmed participation for Eurovision this year. After a very well-orchestrated NF, which James went into depth at, Slovenia picked Tinkara Kovač and she’ll sing her flute-influenced pop/electronica/traditional song “Round and Round” in Denmark, even though it was originally called “Spet/Round and Round”..why lose the shorter name, Slovenia? Eesh.

Our opinions:

Rory – When Slovenia first picked Tinkara, the song just really went over my head, but as time has gone on, it has started to really grow on me and I actually think Slovenia have a chance to get a good result with the flute – let’s just not hope they’re not labelled as a copy of ‘Only Teardrops’ with it though. Score: 8 points out of 12.

James – I am of the opinion that Slovenia should definitely have sent “Let Me Be Myself”, and as a result “Spet” is always a bit of an anti-climax for me. It doesn’t do an awful lot, and the chorus is very apathetic but I do still vaguely enjoy it I guess. The new version has improved it quite a bit. Score: 5 points of 12.

So now that you know what we think of the Slovenian song, what do you think of it? Tell us by voting in the poll!

Did you vote? Well by the end of this series, we’ll know how many of you fans love/like/hate Slovenia’s song! However, stay tuned to ESC Views today, as James will be taking on Romania!

If you’d like to share your opinions on Slovenia’s song, please feel free to comment below or vote in the poll!


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