Consider the day seized. Joker Out — the rock band representing Slovenia at Eurovision 2023 — have debuted their song for Liverpool “Carpe Diem”.
“Carpe Diem” is an alternative rock track with a retro tinge. The lyrics are in Slovene, making 2023 the second year in a row Slovenia has sent a track in their native language.
Slovenia at Eurovision 2023: Joker Out — “Carpe Diem”
Joker Out was selected to represent Slovenia in Liverpool through an internal selection by Radiotelevizija Slovenia. The song was revealed in the televised show Misija Liverpool.
Joker Out’s song title is in Latin, “Carpe Diem”, meaning “Live in the Moment”. The music video shows the boyband indeed living in the moment, and partying hard. The band is in a hotel, bringing everyone together in a huge party with their music. We see people in traditional costumes, adding a note of Slovene culture to the party.
Who are Joker Out?
The group consists of Bojan Cvjetićanin, Kris Guštin, Jan Peteh, Jure Maček and Martin Jurkovič. Formed in 2016, they describe their sound as “shagadelic rock ‘n’ roll.” They have three wins at Slovenia’s Golden Whistle Awards, which celebrates the best in Slovenian pop music. They won Rookie of the Year in 2020 and Artist of the Year in 2021 and 2022.
What do you think about Slovenia’s entry? Let us know in the comments below!
I got it! A bunch of male models represent Slovenia.. and I am here for it! the first one from the right side tho.. DAMN!
The Eurovision channel just uploaded joker out’s live performance of carpe diem.
I never expected to say this, but Slovenia has just delivered the best song of the season so far!
Right on spot!
Quite a decent pop/rock song! And on stage it can be delivered even better. Well done Slovenia! Best thing sent from them since Maraaya!
This is the best Eurovision entry this season for now
It’s good, but is it good enough? I was expecting something bigger & more camp considering that the band’s catchphrase is ”shagadelic”.
Anyway, even if this doesn’t qualify I’m glad I discovered Joker Out.
It’s in SF2 and they’re great live, fingers crossed!
I can confirm it. I´ve already seen the guys live
I take my previous comments back after watching their live performance. The band members are CUTE, the singer has charisma and his live vocals are great.
I would ditch that music video and go for the live performance which sells it much much better. These guys are cute as hell and very good vibes!
People be sleeping on this because of the Spain and Norway gimmick acts (as good as they are, and I am obsessed with Spain personally speaking) but this is a great song and the live performance of this was FIRE!
Don’t sleep on this. These kids can perform.
Calling Spain’ act a gimmick is quite disrespectful and culturally insensitive, I’d like to apologize on behalf of your naivety to the rest of this site’s visitors.
We don’t need you to apologise on behalf of other people. We just need you to respect other people’s opinion. And your interpretation of his opinion is just yours, don’t assume it’s everybody else’s, it’s disrespectful.
Blanca Paloma is honoring Spain’s cultural heritage and calling it a gimmick is simply not an “opinion”, it’s just plain disrespectful and wrong, there’s no other interpretation to be made in this case.
Spain can really be proud this time !
Why some countries really like being NQ ?
Tell me you don’t like the song without saying you don’t like the song. Actually, I think Slovenia could be lucky to qualify, considering they are in the “weaker” semifinal.
Cute band tho…
The lyrics and overall vibe of the song appear to be about seizing the moment, enjoying life and not letting negativity affect you!
nice guys, nice retro, love slovene language, but this entry misses power, so only 7/10. Will qualify.
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Great rockpop song, dancy beat to it so it will be popular and its a definite qualifier!
This is it. This is the song I’m most interested in. And, it appears to be even better live.
Flat song that doesn’t go anywhere. They are good live though, but I don’t know if good live performance will take them to the final. Song itself is really really flat in a desperate need of an actual chorus which is nonexistent. But it has a good baseline, but after a couple of listening you get bored of a baseline too.
Will it qualify? The song has zero chance but their live performance and their cuteness migh take them through.
This song really deserves to bring Slovenia back in the finals. Their live at Misija Liverpool was aided by the audience dancing in the back, which made the performance more dynamic. I am curious to see the staging in Liverpool.
Great song, I like it. Good luck Slovenia
Added to my spotify list. Nice vibe, like the lyrics. Slovenia is seding again a decent song sang by a band. I could see it in the final.
Super song Good luck Slovenia
Live is better than studio version and its sure Slovenia comeback to the final !
quite a britrock sound, doesn’t really go anywhere though. i guess they’ll heavily rely on aesthetics/performance.
Thank god they will have a led that works on the background :*
Really like this it’s quite catchy and deserves to qualify in my opinion
It’s nice enough and 2nd place for me out of the ones selected so far, will probably vote for them in that 2nd SF as options are quite limited anyway but not so sure about the final tho. Should definitely at least qualify.
what a glow up from last year! my #1 so far Slovenia is defo qualifying especially from semi 2
Well I have been bigging up Slovenia to my friends this year, expecting good things when Joker Out were announced. And actually I’m not disappointed by this at all. Writing after first listen and it was nice to listen to and catchy. Not the typical eurovision song but with the right staging I can see this qualifying. Good luck Slovenia, this is definitely an improvement on last year.
this is not a rock song.
Should it be? Whats your point
I liked it already when I watched the music video and the live performance already boosted my opinion about it. They look great on camera, seem to know how to fill a stage with ease. What I appreciate the most here is that this is pure indie rock without trying to sound like an Eurovision entry. There’s no gimmick, no attempt to follow the structure of a pop song, they’re just doing their thing. It’s authentic and I hope they get a good result to Slovenia.
I really hope so as well, would be great to see Slovenia back in the finals. It’s my #2 at the moment and while the studio cut is good, the live performance just made it so much better.
Currently my 2nd too, behind Spain. I’m glad them and Norway really shaked things up this Saturday, because I wasn’t fond of the 4 songs we had until then. I’m sure Czech Republic will make a solid choice too, so the heat is getting higher, as The Roop would sing.
I hope the right choice will be made for the Czech Republic on Monday. I’m good with either my sister’s crown or ghosting.
I’m personally not too keen on Ghosting. It isn’t bad per say but I don’t find it too exciting either. So I’m really crossing fingers for Vesna.
I love a good band act and performance and Slovenia and Joker out is giving me that. It’s a vibe. It’s melodic. Good instrumental and well produced.
And now that we are heading into Sanremo week, I could see Joker out with Carpe Diem competing in it and they wouldn’t be out of place. It’s quality
I like it, and in live they are great. It has personality and the slovenian language makes it unique. It could really work in Liverpool.
my winner from the seven songs so far. it’s such an amazing effort and i’m hoping to see Slovenia in the final. this is a dark horse, mark my words
This is not a bad effort from Slovenia, however, I have a hard time remembering it after I listen to it. I wish there was a little more of a punch to keep it firmly in my brain, but I wonder if it’s a language barrier, but then I remember many songs that are non-English, so I don’t get why I can’t remember it.
Thats what tiktok music does to you
What a 24 hours for groups. Next to Ireland much prefer this song.
One of the lyrics of this song is, “Don’t count on us”
Well, don’t count on them to qualify.
Their name is clearly says “Out”! So…..
I’m not creaming in my underwear but it’s a solid effort.
The one on the far right is making me…
Love it. Good on ya Slovenia
Yep I really like this!
Yes boys! Listen I love Slovenia for always giving us different every year even if the songs are not always that. I can now safely say this is the most interesting Slovenia has sounded for years. Yes and yes
Maybe not the most popular style of music but I wouldn’t say the hype is for nothing. That’s something someone who doesn’t care about music will say. Personally, I’m into it. If they are capable of bringing a good live performance that is able to translate their charisma and joy to the audience.
I mean, if they are capable of doing that on stage they will be able to qualify. Though for some reason, I think this is like Georgia’s Midnight Gold that would benefit from the juries.
There is a live version on YouTube the lead singer is incredibly charismatic. If they play their cards right, all the teenage girls will stan them by April. And deservingly so, cos they’re talented and charming with a great song.
I quite like this one and the mv is great!
Actually, if Slovenia ever wants to qualify again, it should change its’ Russian-looking flag.
The Netherlands and Serbia have similar flags too, wtf is you talkin about?
Would be better if it were in English
The live performance of the song is 10 times better than the studio version. I love it.
Do you have a link to the live performance?
This fact could be a big avantage on stage in Liverpool.
Hvala, Sloveniija ! Great choice – the guys are cute and handsome
They are amazing live performers and i mean all of them. Cant wait to see them in Liverpool
true, I beleive there’s a platform into the audience; they can replicate their live performance. they’re definitely qualifying especially semi 2 seems to be easier to go through.
I quite like this one, actually.
I must admit it’s not bad…not at all…