Revamping season continues, with the news that Slovenia‘s Eurovision 2020 entry is getting tweaked prior to Rotterdam. The producer of Ana Soklič‘s song “Voda” has shared a clip from an orchestral recording session. The new version of “Voda” will include a stronger sound than the more subdued entry that won EMA 2020.
Ana confirmed the news of the pending revamp with a post to her Facebook page earlier in the week. She shared a photo of her sitting at a laptop, listening to the new version.
Izjemno vesela, hvaležna in ponosna na svojo ekipo!! Danes smo oddali "Revamp", novo verzijo skladbe Voda, ki jo bom izvajala na ESC 2020.Kmalu jo slišite tudi vi! ???xA
Ana wrote, “Extremely happy, grateful and proud of my team!! Today we handed [in] “Revamp”, a new version of the song Voda that I will be performing at ESC 2020.”
From Hungary to Slovenia
Fans have been given a taste of what the revamped version will sound like. Song producer Žiga Pirnat — who also helmed Omar Naber’s “On My Way” shared a short clip from the orchestral recording.
While Hungary won’t be competing in Eurovision 2020, there will be a Hungarian presence in the form of the Budapest Art Orchestra. The orchestra is best known in Eurovision circles for their work in Conchita Wurst’s 2014 winning song “Rise Like a Phoenix”. The performance was conducted by the internationally acclaimed Hungarian maestro Peter Pejtsik.
??We have stirred our Eurovision "Water" quite a bit 😉 Coming soonPošteno smo "preklompali" tole našo Vodo. Nova verzija in EP kmalu na voljo.Stay safe and well / Ostanite zdravi in na varnem#eurovision #voda #teamh2o #revamp #orchestraAna Sokli?Eurovision Song ContestEMA – Eurovision SloveniaEast Connection Music Recordingfeat. the great Budapest Art Orchestra under the baton of maestro Peter Pejtsik
Posted by Žiga Pirnat on Friday, March 13, 2020
In a 27-second clip, the orchestra can be heard performing a more intense, dramatic version of “Voda”. Gone is the subtle, electronic sound of the version Ana Soklič performed at EMA 2020. The new version makes full use of the orchestra and adds a bold, dramatic sound that seems like a good match for Ana’s equally bold vocal style.
With the new version already submitted to the EBU, it is likely that the Eurovision version of the song will be released publicly in coming days.
In February, Ana won Slovenia’s Eurovision national final EMA 2020. After making it to the contest’s two-song superfinal, Ana won the ticket to Rotterdam with 53.54% of the vote.
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