Following the cancellation of Eurovision last year, the majority of the class of 2020 received the comeback ticket to sing again at Eurovision 2021. A total of 26 artists will return to represent their countries at this year’s contest, but this time with new songs.
Comparisons to their previous entries are natural. So, we want to hear from our readers — do you prefer the returning artists’ 2020 or 2021 songs?
Today, we’re taking a look at Slovenia. In 2020, Ana Soklič was set to take “Voda” to Rotterdam. This year, she’ll be singing “Amen” at Eurovision 2021. But which song is your favourite? Vote in our poll now!
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“Voda” (Slovenia 2020)
Ana Soklič was chosen as Slovenia’s Eurovision 2020 entrant through the national final EMA 2020. Her song “Voda” was a power ballad sung in her native Slovenian language. The lyrics use water as a universal parable – a multifaceted element of nature characterized by energy, which can suddenly gush out and without which we cannot live.
The Wiwi Jury — our in-house panel of music unprofessionals — awarded “Voda” a score of 4.88/10. In his review of the song, wiwiblogger Ron commented:
““Voda” is a beautiful, mysterious, dramatic song matched with the powerful vocals of Ana Soklič. The only disadvantage in its original version was the extremely slow build-up and the verses that were perhaps too long. But the revamp has smoothed out those flaws and polished it into the best version.”
“Amen” (Slovenia 2021)
Slovenian broadcaster RTVSLO internally selected Ana to return to Eurovision in 2021. Her new song is “Amen” (one of two with that song title in this year’s contest).
It’s another ballad, but one that this time draws on gospel influences. Lyrically, “Amen” is about learning to persevere in spite of adversity.
Poll battle — Slovenia: Which Ana Soklic Eurovision entry do you prefer?
In this poll, you can only vote for one song — so be decisive. And as always, you can only vote once. Let the battle commence!
Which of Ana Soklic’s Eurovision songs did you vote for? Are you Team “Voda” or Team “Amen”? Share all your thoughts in the comments down below!