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

Posted by Anna Soklich on Tuesday, March 10, 2020

 

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.

Voda – new version (preview)

??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.

What do you think of the revamp preview? Does the song need a new sound or do you prefer the EMA version? Tell us your thoughts below!

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Mitja
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As we say in my country: that is giving pearls to porks…

Darren
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Darren

It’s an okay song and the addition of an orchestra could heighten it, hard to replicate on stage though but could be something good.
She needs to control her over dramatic hand movements though I know we get so much of this every year, and there are a few other examples of it this year (Norway, Poland)
I find the over dramatic hand reaching out to grab air thing a little cringey.

jt85
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Ralph
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Ralph

Girl, it’s Eurovision, not Festival i Kenges.

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

Robyn: Hold up, I think I have spotted a small mistake with this post. At the very top, this post category appears to be “Eurovision News, Slovakia.”
Evidently this should be Slovenia, not Slovakia. 🙂 Oops, and pretty please amend. Thanks.

Ria van de Velde
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Ria van de Velde

I can ‘t wait to hear the new version. It sounds very promissing. I love “Voda” very much.

Aze
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Aze

Hope it makes it better and more interesting, because without it I think it will struggle to qualify.

ESCalator
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ESCalator

The last few seconds sound like Dynasty theme…

Mitja
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Mitja

The 30 second snippet is posted on fb ???

Voooooodaaaa
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Voooooodaaaa

The orchestra makes the song sound so grand, it reminds of a song made for a film. Gives me young and beautiful vibes by Lana Del Rey. If they pull this revamp off (the song structure too), I will be so happy for them

Cviti
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Cviti

The 30 second snippet was posted about 30min ago on facebook 🙂

aroncido
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aroncido

It sounds like film music for a big but unimaginative epic tbh

Metalvision Song Contest
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Metalvision Song Contest

Why does the tag in the title refer to Slovakia? ^^

Mr Vanilla Bean
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Mr Vanilla Bean

I’m glad the broadcaster is backing her, she has a lot of potential and deserves to make the final.

yodenman
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Let’s all be real. By the time we get to see this years Eurovision many of the songs will be unrecognisable because of the number of revamps. I can see junior eurovision being postponed and the main contest taking its place. I can live with Eurovision being delayed for a month or two. However if it gets cancelled altogether then that’s going to sadden a and probably anger millions of people.

Nelbus
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Nelbus

Last year there were at least 12 revamps and two edits for time. Revamps are nothing new.

Briekimchi
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Briekimchi

She’s going to make me look really stupid for having her low in my ranking isn’t she? 😉
I hope (in this revamp), that they’ve been able to take a look at the song structure itself and cut some parts out of it. If they have, then wow…this could be one of the biggest jumps I’ve ever had to put in my rankings!

LinusESCfan
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I love it. i feel if Slovenia have big led screens with water and nature theme i hope it can qualify. its a great song

Thorn
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This song is so underrated – it’s one of my favourite ballads this years, so powerful and emotional and Ana is an amazing performer. I really like the idea of getting a full orchestral revamp for ‘Voda’, hopefully making it even more impactful and this short clip sounds great already. I can really see this finishing very high with the juries and qualifying to the final.

Big Little
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Big Little

Another reason why the live orchestra needs to return to Eurovision. They really have elevated the song now!

Khan
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Khan

One of the best ballads of the year!

EuroSluuuuuutty
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EuroSluuuuuutty

It’s still won’t qualify unfortunately.

LinusESCfan
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LinusESCfan

it will:)

Ashton Schier
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Ashton Schier

it won’t

LinusESCfan
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LinusESCfan

many cant sing live

Ashton Schier
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Ashton Schier

I will say that Ana’s voice is stunning, but she deserves a better song than Voda

Kosey
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Kosey

This sounds very exciting. I think this song has a lot of potential and has been written off unfairly by a lot of people. This could be epic! The short snippet gave me shivers!

noone
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noone

Oh no, they already ruined Omar in 2017 with orchestra and in 2009 Love Symphony. I liked Voda because it’s not a typical ballad but has experimental elements, beats, water noise like rain drops dripping. Those sounds were the saving grace of this song, now they will go full on Disney princess like Omar. Ugh, no thank you.

OhOkay
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This is just what’s going to be the underlayer, the beats will probably remain

poe-tay-toe-chips
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i think this is a similar case to france where no matter the changes there’s no saving this…

it can considerably improve but it’s still in the stronger semi with a handful songs that will undoubtedly have a stronger chance of qualifying….

Alo
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Alo

Agree

LinusESCfan
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Some will be bad live. Slovenia will not. I am very sceptical to Russia,Azerbaijan,Ireland,Cyprus,Australia live so if some fail Slovenia will be in:)

noone
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noone

You’re sceptical of Ireland and Cyprus? They’re already terrible and vocally weak in the studio version :-)) But I agree with you

LinusESCfan
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LinusESCfan

if one is bad , Slovenia is in:)

Alo
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Alo

Good vocals is definitely not enough to pass the semi..

Fionn
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Fionn

For me it’s in 8th place. Really loving this revamp tho so it might yet be higher

Skiwalko
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Skiwalko

Woohoo! Throughout the past few weeks I’ve grown to love “Voda”, to the point where I listen to it every day. An orchestral revamp is like a dream come true. Unless they had changed the language, this is going straight into my top 5.

Mitja
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Mitja

It will stay in slovenian ?

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Fun or ban?

Meh

Sale
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Sale

Wow this is going to be epic… With Ana’s voice this is going to qualify for sure, can’t wait for the song

James
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James

I just listened today to an earlier EMA entry that Ana performed years ago and wow….Just wow.

What more with Voda?

Sanscemo
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Sanscemo

From dead last to qualifier? I’m here for it! Those 27 seconds gave me goosebumps, henny.

Robert
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Robert

I know this is on the bottom with the bookmakers but I really like this.. Her deep voive is hypnotizing.. Loving the Balkan ballads this year.. Croatia is also very good!