Welcome back to the ESC Views’ Pre-Contest Vote 2015! If you are unfamiliar with what this involves, do go ahead and click this link to take you to the ‘Launch Page’ of the competition. As more and more of these articles are written, they will be added to this page, so you can navigate between each country as you so wish.
This year, Slovenia will be represented by the duo Maraaya, consisting of Marjetka Vovk and Aleš Vovk (“Raay”). Raay was a composer of the country’s entry Spet from last year, which qualified for the final. The duo had only released one single before their Eurovision entry, but it was a big success in iTunes charts in Belgium, Germany, Italy and Slovenia itself.
Here’s what the jury members think:
Lewis – It’s an Ann Sophie voice-alikey! To be honest, I can’t see the massive hype around it, it’s not Finland-level awful, but it’s not Sweden-level potential winner brilliant. Although, it does have an authentic rhythm and is so much better than another ballad to send me to sleep. 7/12
Reece – An impressive, contemporary entry which is likely to finish high up on the leaderboard – not quite as good as some people make it out to be, and the juries may pass it by, but it will do well regardless – just not well enough to go for the win. 7/12
Rory – I’m quite happy that Slovenia is getting the hype it finally deserves, but I’m not sure if it’s winning material. It will do well, that’s for sure – but Ljubljana 2016 does seem a bit of a pipe dream at the most. 6/12
Lauren – I quite like this one. It’s chirpy, fast, and a nice departure from all the bloody ballads this year. I think it’ll do pretty well, but my predictions always seem to be wrong. 7/12
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