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!

Read more Slovenia Eurovision 2020 news here

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Mitja
Mitja
2 years ago

https://youtu.be/JOdI-gFrYaQ
The full version

Tug
Tug
2 years ago

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

Darren
Darren
2 years ago

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
jt85
2 years ago
Ralph
Ralph
2 years ago

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

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
2 years ago

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
Ria van de Velde
2 years ago

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

Aze
Aze
2 years ago

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

ESCalator
ESCalator
2 years ago

The last few seconds sound like Dynasty theme…

Mitja
Mitja
2 years ago

The 30 second snippet is posted on fb ???

Voooooodaaaa
Voooooodaaaa
2 years ago

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
Cviti
2 years ago

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

aroncido
aroncido
2 years ago

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

Metalvision Song Contest
Metalvision Song Contest
2 years ago

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

Mr Vanilla Bean
Mr Vanilla Bean
2 years ago

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

yodenman
yodenman
2 years ago

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
Nelbus
2 years ago
Reply to  yodenman

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

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
2 years ago

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
LinusESCfan
2 years ago

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
Thorn
2 years ago

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
Big Little
2 years ago

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

Khan
Khan
2 years ago

One of the best ballads of the year!

EuroSluuuuuutty
EuroSluuuuuutty
2 years ago

It’s still won’t qualify unfortunately.

LinusESCfan
LinusESCfan
2 years ago

it will:)

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
2 years ago
Reply to  LinusESCfan

it won’t

LinusESCfan
LinusESCfan
2 years ago
Reply to  Ashton Schier

many cant sing live

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
2 years ago
Reply to  LinusESCfan

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

Kosey
Kosey
2 years ago

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
noone
2 years ago

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
OhOkay
2 years ago
Reply to  noone

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

poe-tay-toe-chips
poe-tay-toe-chips
2 years ago

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
Alo
2 years ago

Agree

LinusESCfan
LinusESCfan
2 years ago

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
noone
2 years ago
Reply to  LinusESCfan

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

LinusESCfan
LinusESCfan
2 years ago
Reply to  noone

if one is bad , Slovenia is in:)

Alo
Alo
2 years ago
Reply to  LinusESCfan

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

Fionn
Fionn
2 years ago

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

Skiwalko
Skiwalko
2 years ago

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
Mitja
2 years ago
Reply to  Skiwalko

It will stay in slovenian ?

Fun or ban?
Fun or ban?
2 years ago

Meh

Sale
Sale
2 years ago

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
James
2 years ago

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

What more with Voda?

Sanscemo
Sanscemo
2 years ago

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

Robert
Robert
2 years ago

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!