Slovenia’s Tinkara Kovach has released her official video for “Spet/Round and Round”—and it’s a real masterpiece.

Set on a snowy mountain, the glossy video features two lovers spinning round and round. Their passion is obvious, but the dizzying nature of their encounter suggests that not all is well. Their circular motions reflect the viscious cycle of love of hate and the ups and downs of what is very clearly a torrid romance.  

In this re-mastered and final version, Tinkara breathes soul and mystery into every single note. Her flute adds to the atmosphere. The lyrics trip off the tongue and carry more weight than most of the numbers we’re going to hear this year.

“I’m going to show you how to breath/ I’m going to show you how to live/ I’m going to hold your heart in hand/ I’m going to make you understand.”

You have. We understand that we love this song. Congratulations, Tinkara!

Willy Lee Adams contributed this report from London. You can keep up-to-date on the latest Eurovision news and gossip by following the team on Twitter @wiwibloggs and by liking our Facebook page.

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Easpag
Easpag
7 years ago

When people call the instrument in Emmelies song a flute it annoys me so much. IT’S A TIN WHISTLE. It sounds completely different to a flute, it’s held in a completely different position to a flute while playing, and it looks absolutely nothing like a flute.

It’s far easier to play a tin whistle than a flute, and comparing Denmark last year and Slovenia this year is stupid, and an insult to Tinkara.

Dutchgirl
Dutchgirl
7 years ago

I just wonder if Tinkara herself disguised behind one of the nickname here. Pushing so hard for the Slovenia song and her flute playing LOL

Pastora Soler haha
Pastora Soler haha
7 years ago

In my top5, I don’t understand why people don’t support her.. great voice, catchy song (at least for me..)… what else?

Ron
Ron
7 years ago

No Slovenia flute copy of Denmark not make it

Alex
Alex
7 years ago

This song is kind of forgettable to me. She’s not a bad singer, but the composition lacks something.

I don’t know if Slovenia will make it, even with the really good draw. They haven’t exactly gotten much support in the last couple of years.

eurana
eurana
7 years ago

in my top 5

Anthony
Anthony
7 years ago

@Anni & Danu, Tinkara has already mentioned that she’s a professional flute player.

@Pat, I wish! But it’s all down to Slovenian composer Raay and a certain Hannah Mancini.

Neil
Neil
7 years ago

Good luck best wishes to Tinkara in Denmark

Pat
Pat
7 years ago

Think Anthony’s behind Tinkara team

Vlad
Vlad
7 years ago

Do not discuss copy,
anyway the song not qualify from SemiFinal anyway I guess

Danu
Danu
7 years ago

Yes agree copy the flute idea from Emelie de Forest

Anni
Anni
7 years ago

The Slovenian entry copy the flute idea from last winner that’s not good

Anthony
Anthony
7 years ago

@ESCFan,
Tinkara’s a professional flautist. As she mentioned on Slovenian TV not so long ago, she’s been playing the flute way before Emmelie de Forest was even born!

Roy
Roy
7 years ago

Don’t think it qualify!

ESCFan
ESCFan
7 years ago

I don’t like the song. Think they try to copy Denmark

D
D
7 years ago

Why is the video private?

Jacob
Jacob
7 years ago

Remember people that she will perform between two powerful songs from Greece and Romania. It’s really uncomfortable position and I have doubts if she can do it. I really like this song but Tinkara has VERY DIFFICULT thing to do. But good luck, maybe everything go sekk.

Anthony
Anthony
7 years ago

@Leaf,
In the famous words of Kevin Keegan: “I will love it if we beat them – LOVE IT!”

Jericho
Jericho
7 years ago

Amazing song. Dark horse here!!!

Dhani
7 years ago

i can’t figure it out, if slovenia will qualify..!! what does everyone in here think i wanna know come on!!!

Leaf
Leaf
7 years ago

sLOVEnia … I would be so happy if this song actually steals the win from some of the boring and predictable winners (rumored to be this year) 🙂

Easpag
Easpag
7 years ago

It was my no. 8 before the new version, and it’s my number 7 now. I always liked it, and the new version improves on it. I’m still not sure if she’ll qualify, despite how badly I want her to.

Richard
Richard
7 years ago

This song has same aura with Only Teardrops….Possible winner? Why not!

Marcelo N
7 years ago

Beautiful! This has been one of my favourites ever since it came out. Loved it on the Slovenian final, loved it ever since and still dear to me.
Here’s to a country/representative that does not use weird PR stunts, has no idiotic nationals insulting everybody else, uses no politics to soil the festival, and on top regales us with a delicate and subtly crafted song full of tasteful artistry. Should definitely make it through to the final and fight for a well-deserved high placing.
Best to Tinkara/Slovenia from the “Rest of the World” 😉

Melissa J
Melissa J
7 years ago

I love this song! Best Slovenian entry ever! I’m really hoping for a Top 10 finish.

SpirK
SpirK
7 years ago

One of the best this year! She really deserves to qualify in my book. 9.3/10 and 6th place for Slovenia by me!

Anthony
Anthony
7 years ago

Having listened to the original version countless times, the final third of the new version certainly has a bit more oomph to it.

mkl_int
mkl_int
7 years ago

I’d love to see her qualify. This is one of Slovenias best songs in recent years and the new version makes it even better!

Zolan
Zolan
7 years ago

“The lyrics trip off the tongue and carry more weight than most of the numbers we’re going to hear this year.”
Does that mean you’ll be posting them? 😉

I like the reveal that follows a closeup of black shoes and suit leg walking over the red dress train. I haven’t looked up a translation yet, but the video hints at a deeper interpretation.

Daniel
Daniel
7 years ago

Tinkara – this is the best song in this Eurovision! 🙂