Move over Duffy and step aside Noisettes! Maraaya is headed to Eurovision and they are ready to take Europe by storm.

It doesn’t often happen, but Slovenia is firmly and solidly in our Eurovision love bucket. The husband-wife duo — who you may remember as the brains behind Slovenia’s JESC 2014 act Ula Lozar — recently won EMA with “Here For You”.  Nearly a week later we are still humming the catchy tune. It’s funky. It’s fresh. And it’s headed straight to the final! (Though we’re not sure if their radioactive violinist is).

Do you think this can match Maja Keuc’s 13th place finish from 2011? Could it go Top 10 or even Top 5? Watch our video reaction below and then let us know what you’re thinking.

First Reaction: Maraaya’s “Here For You”

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buca
buca
5 years ago

we are just too small to win. regardless of the song.

ESCaddict
ESCaddict
5 years ago

“Here For You” should finish in the top 10. Personally this song is my number one.
It is a stand-out song. Instantly catchy with excellent lyrics that actually make sense.
I love the singing style. I love the sound. I’m loving the headphones too.

Vicente Chen
Vicente Chen
5 years ago

Top5 for sure!!! And top3 please, I really hope this will come true!!!!!!
Please, European, please let the Slovene get what they deserve!!!
Best wishes from Taiwan :)))

blondboybc
blondboybc
5 years ago

This is definitely catchy and quite good…will definitely stand out among all the ballads this year! In my top 10, and we could definitely see it very high up the scoreboard in the ESC final! Best wishes to them!

fikri
fikri
5 years ago

been listening on this on repeat for days! i really really love the vocal and it’s extremely catchy!

Danielle
Danielle
5 years ago

Yes, the song is quite good! I also liked the 2013 entry! It’s true her voice sounds a bit forced into that style of singing and not quite natural, but she does it well technically, and the song is strong enough for the final for sure and should do very well. Still, visually, she needs a better stylist, lose the headphones and violinist (sorry). I also hope the fact that it’s from Slovenia won’t count against it..so unfair. :/

Alex
Alex
5 years ago

They could even *win*. And if they did, it would be absolutely deserved.

Did anyone really anticipate Lena winning in 2010? Maybe Google did, but for me her win came out of nowhere. This is a similar situation: a finely polished, high-quality song that you don’t really notice gaining steam until all of a sudden it’s 8th in the betting odds. For Slovenia, that’s almost unheard of.

Sheila Fits
Sheila Fits
5 years ago

qualifier and top 3 for me so far…actually as we sit my tip for the top but a long road ahead yet

Petra
Petra
5 years ago

Deede. Do you remember Lena from Germany, I think it was five years ago. Her english was terrible, but she won. The song of Maraaya is the best and I hope they will be at the top this year!

Nebi
Nebi
5 years ago

I’d per perfectly fine with this song winning. With some of the Balkans still sitting out I’m not sure if it will make it to the top. I can almost never predict the winner so all I do is gather a group of five or six songs that I’d like to win. This is certainly one of them.

Zizi'
Zizi'
5 years ago

I hope you all are jocking. This song is just pointless. I really hope it will not qualify for the Final. It doesn’t deserve it, sorry.

BritneyHooker
BritneyHooker
5 years ago

@SteKay I like her singing style. That’s what makes this song pleasant for me

ify_
ify_
5 years ago

Love the song, but this will not reach the top 5…

BritneyHooker
BritneyHooker
5 years ago

@Lily I don’t like most (about 90%) songs on charts as well, but I like this.

BritneyHooker
BritneyHooker
5 years ago

I would say “step away Ella Eyre”. Don’t be so 2008, wiwibloggs!

Lily
Lily
5 years ago

I don’t really like songs in the charts so maybe that’s why I don’t like it but the song seems a little bland to me.

JESCGermany15
JESCGermany15
5 years ago

Slovenia is really a underrated country in Eurovision! In JESC 2014 they deserved a Top5 place, in Eurovision 2014 a Top10 place and this year they will be unterrated too :/

Thales
Thales
5 years ago

I hope they get a top 5 this year.
My top 3 is Estonia, Slovenia and Ireland, for now.

Philip
Philip
5 years ago

I’m in love <3 I want to se LJUBLJANA 2016 it will be just amazing. They are something speacial this year and if Eurovision is for finding something new then this is the wining song!

Urška
Urška
5 years ago

Check out their other single too! It’s amazing! They’re amazing!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-hYG0BNqNY

Mar
Mar
5 years ago

I love how in control of her voice she is, and the overall composition of the song is brilliant. The violin parts kind of reminds me of Moldova 2010, although the songs are not similar.

John
John
5 years ago

I doubt Slovenia will win but it should do well with the juries. An issue is that Croatia and B&H aren’t competing this year, Albania, Serbia & Macedonia are performing in SF1 and Montenegro and Ireland are the only ones left who have given them 30+ points ever in ESC (semis and finals).

William Savage
William Savage
5 years ago

It’s should ask can It match Darja, 1995 as that that is of course there highest ever position with Prislunhi Mi

Easpag
Easpag
5 years ago

It’s my personal favourite so far. I don’t think it’ll win, but it should get top 10, or very close to it.

jawnbc
jawnbc
5 years ago

I love me Slovenia, Eurovision or not. But this is the best thing they’ve ever sent. I hope it gets the top 10 it deserves and with the right staging it totally could be Ljubljana 2016. Which is great because I have lots of friends with whom I could stay 🙂

Mia for Lithuania
Mia for Lithuania
5 years ago

Flop

paf
paf
5 years ago

I think it should be Top 5. It´s fabulous.

Euro-Sigrun
Euro-Sigrun
5 years ago

SteKay no I agree about her voice, but I like the song. It’s that strained sound that comes in “Down” for example, like you point out. I think that if she relaxes her voice and stops trying to do the Duffy “tricks” the track would sound much better. Here’s hoping she will! I think she’s a good singer but instead of letting her own unique voice shine she’s trying to go for a certain style that doesn’t necessarily suit her vocal chords.

YoungsterJoey
YoungsterJoey
5 years ago

Hope they do brilliantly this year. Maja was great and deserved better too.

SteKay
SteKay
5 years ago

Is it just me that really dislikes this song? The tone of her voice is so annoying and not as pitch perfect as Duffy’s (bad comparison!) I don’t get the hype for it. When she says “undertone” or “down” my body is cringing at the sounds she’s making. The music is good but I really do not like the style of singing at all.

Mario Boyy ~The Diamond Vision of Gay Love ~ I'm Always *Here 4 U* My Baby!
Mario Boyy ~The Diamond Vision of Gay Love ~ I'm Always *Here 4 U* My Baby!
5 years ago

Very beautiful song…Her voice is just amazing & unique! <3
Not many singers in the music industry have such angelic voice as her 🙂
It definitely has potentials to go well in the Diamond Vision of Vienna.. 🙂
We 'll see.. 🙂

No name
No name
5 years ago

I think this is the best song from Slovenia in years! It really has potential to do well, and I hope it can get into top 10, or even better!

Otna
Otna
5 years ago

This song has star power, I absolutely love it and it has my favourite lyrics out of every song minus Ireland so far. <3

mad-professor
mad-professor
5 years ago

It definitely stands a good chance of scoring high with the UK – it’s a very British song!

bavarson
bavarson
5 years ago

If they enter to the final, they should enjoy it, because they absolutely have no chance for top 10 with this crap.

Euro-Sigrun
Euro-Sigrun
5 years ago

the whywhywhy was for: Why use headphones as a trademark? It seems totally bizarre to me. And I tend to appreciate the bizarre!

Euro-Sigrun
Euro-Sigrun
5 years ago

Yes I know Anthony 😉 Perhaps Slovenians are used to them wearing headphones all the time + wedding attire but I’m not haha. So I enjoy it while it’s a novelty.

Anthony
Anthony
5 years ago

Euro-Sigrun, those headphones are a Maraaya trademark, like Conchita Wurst with her beard.

Euro-Sigrun
Euro-Sigrun
5 years ago

I will be so disappointed if they leave out the weird dancer. I love her! This song is going for top 10 in ESC, especially if the dancer goes along 😀 I really do love everything about this; the song, the oversizes headphones (whywhywhy?), the wedding dress (whywhywhy?) and the Flamenco Air-Violinist (haha why indeed)…The staging is in no connection to the song whatsoever and I LOVE IT 😀 The only thing I don’t love is the extreme Duffy-ness of the singing. I do hope she will relax her voice a bit…she’s forcing some of those Duffy-esque sounds and there’s… Read more »

PP
PP
5 years ago

For me one of best song from Slovenia. I think with this song Slovenia have great chance to be in TOP 5 , not win but from 3 to 5 place in final.

deede
deede
5 years ago

Am i the only one who thinks that the slovenian entry is just ordinary song with bad english?

D
D
5 years ago

They are such a cute couple, and Marjetka looks amazing for a woman with two kids. I definitely think “Here for You” has the potential to win but since this is Slovenia it’ll probably end up yet another one of their hopelessly underrated entries joining Tinkara Kovach, Ula Ložar, Maja Keuc, Hannah Mancini, and Eva Boto. I really hope it won’t and the fact Slovenia’s pretty high in the odds right now gives me hope. It’s my second favourite after Latvia at the moment but I’m liking it even more every day. Don’t think it’ll become a 12/10 from me… Read more »

Elainovision
Elainovision
5 years ago

While I don’t think we’ll see Ljubljana 2016 (alas), this is my favourite this year (even about GTY). It wasn’t a grower – it had instant impact, which I think bodes well. I wonder if Slovenia’s reputation might work a bit against it here – but at the same time, in a year of ballads, it’s going to stand out a bit more too.

EUROFAN MEXICO
5 years ago

GIRLS RUSSIA HAVE THE SONG AND YOU ARE LOST
“BREAKING AWAY” WITH Sergey Lazarev
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQUAiDMgl9w

Calvin
Calvin
5 years ago

Maraaya could take Eurovision to Ljubljana.