Ana Soklic Slovenia Eurovision 2020

Ana Soklič was due to represent Slovenia at Eurovision 2020 with her song “Voda”. The singer earned the ticket to Rotterdam by winning Slovenia’s EMA (Evrovizijska Melodija).

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Slovenia in Eurovision 2020: Ana Soklič “Voda”

Ana Soklič is a 36-year-old singer from Bohinj. She started her career under the pseudonym Diona Dim, participating in EMA 2004 and 2007 with the songs “If You” and “Oče”. She took part in many festivals before entering the first edition of X Factor Slovenia in 2012, finishing fifth.

In 2019 she participated in Popevka — a long-standing Slovenian music festival — with the song “Temni svet”. She won two awards, one for the best song and one for the best interpretation.

Ana Soklič won EMA 2020 by defeating the Slovenia’s Junior Eurovision 2015 representative Lina Kuduzović. The two singers earned the most votes from a three-member jury composed by former Eurovision singers Maja Keuc, Darja Švajger and Nuša Derenda in the first round of the national final. Ana secured 53.54% of the televotes in the superfinal.

What do the “Voda” lyrics mean?

Ana Soklič has stated in several interviews that “Voda” does not have a single message or theme and is open to the listener’s interpretation. Water, the central word of the song, is used as a universal parable. A multifaceted element of nature characterized by energy, which can suddenly gush out and without which we cannot live.

Water, therefore, takes on a double role, both positive and negative. It is the symbol of all the negative things that happen in the world and that surround us. But at the same time, it represents a safe and purifying place.

In the same way, the song wants to convey that even if beautiful and bad things happen to us in life, the important thing is to have someone on our side, not to fall apart. After each tragedy, we can pick ourselves up and see the light at the end of the tunnel. Energy is within us.

“Voda” lyrics — Ana Soklič (Slovenia ESC 2020)

Written and composed by: Ana Soklič and Bojan Simončič.

Produced by: Žiga Pirnat.

Bojan Simončič is a Slovenian guitarist, composer and arranger. He started his career in the early 80’s in the group Nočna izmena. Later he founded the rock band Ultimat. He’s been working with Ana Soklič since she was 17.

Žiga Pirnat is musician, orchestrator and conductor from Ljubljana. He has worked both in Slovenia and in the United States, with award-winning producers and composers on projects featuring artists such as Rihanna, Josh Groban and Andrea Bocelli. He has also written and produced tracks for several Eurovision selections.

Slovenian text

Greva naprej, v novi čas,
zbeživa od tu, daleč stran.
Ne ustavljajva se prav nikjer,
dolga bo noč.

Ti slišiš, ko mi bije razum.
Ti kot nomad dobro veš,
da od besed do dejanj,
najdaljša je pot.

Voda!
Med nevihto obležim
v tebi do konca.
Voda drvi…
a ne zmore v naju dva.

Peljiva naprej, v drugo smer,
dalj od luči, prepričanj.
Tam je strgan stol, ki stoji…
in čaka nekoga,
čaka otroka.

Voda!
Med nevihto obležim
v tebi do konca.
Voda…
a ne zmore v naju dva.

Se poraja in odzvanja,
korenina, moj nemir
brez konca.

Voda drvi…
a ne zmore v naju dva,
ne, ne zmore v naju dva.

English translation

Let’s move on, into a new time,
let’s run away, far from here.
Let’s not stop anywhere,
the night will be long.

You can hear my reason pounding.
As a wanderer you know,
the longest way is the one
that leads from words to deeds.

Water!
During the storm, I lie
in you till the end.
The water gushes…
but cannot reach us inside.

Let’s drive on, the other way,
beyond light, belief.
A torn-up chair stands there…
awaiting someone,
awaiting a child.

Water!
During the storm, I lie
in you till the end.
Water…
but cannot reach us inside.

It rises and it rings,
the root, my unease
without end.

The water gushes…
but cannot reach us inside,
no, it cannot reach us inside.

What do you think of “Voda”? Would you have voted for Slovenia at Eurovision 2020? Let us know in the comments below!

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Ria van de Velde
Ria van de Velde
4 months ago

I hope for a second chance for Ana Sokli? to represent het country Slovenia at ESC 2021 with a song that will be so beautiful as “Voda”. Together with “Alcohol you” from Romania that were my favorite ESC songs from 2020. Please Slovenia, Ana deserves a second chance.!!!

ANDREW BROWN
ANDREW BROWN
4 months ago

Beautiful song

Ria van de Velde
Ria van de Velde
4 months ago

It ‘s a very beautiful song. I absolutely would have voted for her.

Mr X
Mr X
4 months ago

Me too – absolutely underrated !

Tom
Tom
4 months ago

VODAAAAAAAAA

Irishfan
Irishfan
4 months ago

Stunning song and voice

Jay
Jay
4 months ago

It’s boring

KevininDC
KevininDC
4 months ago

I think “Voda” is a beautiful song, and Ana has a lovely voice. I was always sad to see it so low on people’s rankings.

Mr Vanilla Bean
Mr Vanilla Bean
4 months ago

I would have voted for it because I like it and for the fact that it’s terribly underrated. And for the ‘words to deeds’ line in the lyrics.