Which Ana Soklic song do you prefer?

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!

Scroll down to vote in our poll.

“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!

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Davo
Davo
1 month ago

I love Ana’s voice but both songs are unfortunately awful. And it is, after all, a song contest and not a singing contest.

Ang
Ang
1 month ago

I think she’s the best female vocalist this year, with Destiny & Eden Alene a very close joint second place. Ana’s voice is absolutely amazing & exceptionally deep for a woman. It’s just a shame the songs aren’t better. Put her with a song like Je Me Casse & she’d walk it.

craig
craig
1 month ago

had a hard time picking between… went with the more classy Voda

Kristian
Kristian
1 month ago

Voda had a moment that I loved.
Overall , I guess Amen is more competitive though .

justafan
justafan
1 month ago

I absolutely love Ana’s voice! I appreciate that she gets some attention (she deserves so much more though) this year with “Amen”, but “Voda” hits different (so underrated ugh)

ESCFan2009
ESCFan2009
1 month ago

“Amen” is my current 16th place, “Voda” was my 34th.

Ben R
Ben R
1 month ago

Amen (the Slovenian one, of course) is horribly underrated.

Ria van de Velde
Ria van de Velde
1 month ago

“Amen” is not bad but I like “Voda” much more

Jimmy Smit
Jimmy Smit
1 month ago

Ana’s voice is stunning. I hope she has staging and production as glorious as her vocals will be. Her ‘home concert’ performance of Voda last year was stunning.

If it was Eurovision: The Voice, I’m sure Slovenia would qualify from SF1.

Dawid
Dawid
1 month ago
Reply to  Jimmy Smit

This. Voice is unique and powerful, but songs are bland as heck. I feel like she could be singing shopping list and they’re would be no difference.

Jimmy Smit
Jimmy Smit
1 month ago
Reply to  Dawid

Shopping List (in the style of Amen)
Written (not) by James Newman
Sung (not) by Ana Soklic

Eggs-sss, bacon-nnn
bread for a butty-yyy!
Hallelujah-ah-ah, will taste so goooood
Tea, milk and cookieeees,
Place bets on the bookieeees,
Hallelujah-ah-ah, gamble safely-eeee!

Dawid
Dawid
1 month ago

No difference for me really.

SpirK
SpirK
1 month ago

Amen by far. I love Balkan ballads but Voda didn’t cut it for me. Amen is my 4th this year. It showcases her beautiful voice, the verses are great and the chorus is empowering and catchy. The only part I’m not very fond of is the long pompous bridge but the rest of the song makes up for it.

Aplk
Aplk
1 month ago

Voda was really good after the revamp, I hugely dislike Amen

esc_fl
esc_fl
1 month ago

Voda was my 2nd place last year and I was SO mad why the Eurofans and bookmakers were underrating it so much! The performance on the ESC Youtube isn’t even the revamp or the music video which elevates the song even more, and the lyrics are super. Still get chills. Amen is a bit different; it showcases her amazing voice, it might be missing something here and there but overall she has opportunity to improve like last year. Go Slovenia!

Jake
Jake
1 month ago
Reply to  esc_fl

100% agree, my 2nd as well

PP77
PP77
1 month ago

2020 was one of most underrated song in ESC 2020 by esc fans, bookmakers…

Rottendam
Rottendam
1 month ago

Slovenia 2021 is very underrated at the moment and could be a dark horse of this year. It gives me Conchita Wurst vibes!

Juries will eat this song up!

Euro Fan
Euro Fan
1 month ago

I hope Slovenia will withdraw in 2022. If Slovenia withdraws, I will be sad and upset.

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
1 month ago
Reply to  Euro Fan

….what

Euro Fan
Euro Fan
1 month ago
Reply to  Ashton Schier

Well, yeah :/

Joey
Joey
1 month ago
Reply to  Euro Fan

Make it make sense.

Euro Fan
Euro Fan
1 month ago
Reply to  Joey

Umm.. yeah.

Jesper Hjellnes
Jesper Hjellnes
1 month ago
Reply to  Euro Fan

Do you mean that you think Slovenia will withdraw? Because based on your comment, you’re hoping for something that you say will make you sad and upset

Sot
Sot
1 month ago
Reply to  Euro Fan

And we thought Semi Final 2’s running order is confusing… 😐

Ang
Ang
1 month ago
Reply to  Sot

Lol

Kristian
Kristian
1 month ago
Reply to  Euro Fan

What? Why are you hoping for something that will upset you ?

Sot
Sot
1 month ago

Voda was one of my biggest guilty pleasures of 2020 and I’m really proud to say that. Amen was just a disappointment for me but imo neither of the songs deserved to qualify tbh…

Her voice is epic nonetheless

James
James
1 month ago

“Voda” by a long mile.

Last edited 1 month ago by James
Lil Krumpy
Lil Krumpy
1 month ago

Voda was absolutely epic. It’s ironic, but Amen lacks just a little bit of soul.

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
1 month ago

I like “Voda” a lot.
“Amen” is alright but it doesn’t wow me as much.

Ivar
Ivar
1 month ago

Neither. A big waste of a good voice

Whisker
Whisker
1 month ago

I don’t like either song, but I give “Voda” a plus.

Kuhkatz
Kuhkatz
1 month ago

Gave my vote to Amen but both songs are just not good enough.

Ana is one of the best singer in this years edition but it wont help her.

Film
Film
1 month ago

Amen is epic. Hallelujah…

Mr Vanilla Bean
Mr Vanilla Bean
1 month ago

Both. Ana is glorious.

Chiarina
Chiarina
1 month ago

I don’t really like either of them, but I think “Amen” is slightly better

bartosz
bartosz
1 month ago

Definitely “Voda”. I even had it in my top 3 last year. “Amen” is alright, but for me it doesn’t have “something special”, that would make it remarkable

Kosey
Kosey
1 month ago

Voda gets my vote, especially after the revamp where the strings elevated the emotional presence.

Amen is classy as well. I just wish there was a little less of the religious undertones.

Jimmy Smit
Jimmy Smit
1 month ago
Reply to  Kosey

Yeah, I can see why people criticise Amen as a quasi-religious entry, but the song does strike me more as leaning on Christian hymn language to sing about perseverance through adversity, rather than a religious battle cry. Either way, it obviously strikes a chord with a lot of people here. We seem to get songs with religious undertones every few years, whether competing in NFs or as selected entries, and they never seem to trouble the leaderboard anyway. Besides, if Elena can sing about El Diablo, I don’t see why Ana can’t have a few Hallelujahs.