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! 

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Ritoli
Ritoli
1 year ago

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!

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
1 year ago

The Eurovision channel just uploaded joker out’s live performance of carpe diem.

Benito Camelo
Benito Camelo
1 year ago

I never expected to say this, but Slovenia has just delivered the best song of the season so far!

Anna
Anna
1 year ago
Reply to  Benito Camelo

Right on spot!

Donnie
Donnie
1 year ago

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!

Boo
Boo
1 year ago

This is the best Eurovision entry this season for now

Thallo
Thallo
1 year ago

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.

Benito Camelo
Benito Camelo
1 year ago
Reply to  Thallo

It’s in SF2 and they’re great live, fingers crossed!

Mr X
Mr X
1 year ago
Reply to  Benito Camelo

I can confirm it. I´ve already seen the guys live

Thallo
Thallo
1 year ago
Reply to  Thallo

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.

Nitzan
Nitzan
1 year ago

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!

Ifty
Ifty
1 year ago

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.

Mbappe
Mbappe
1 year ago
Reply to  Ifty

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.

Moonstar
Moonstar
1 year ago
Reply to  Mbappe

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.

Mbappe
Mbappe
1 year ago
Reply to  Moonstar

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.

Mr X
Mr X
1 year ago
Reply to  Mbappe

Spain can really be proud this time !

Doris
Doris
1 year ago

Why some countries really like being NQ ?

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
1 year ago
Reply to  Doris

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.

It's me mario
It's me mario
1 year ago

Zzzzz ?

Ritoli
Ritoli
1 year ago

Cute band tho…

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
1 year ago

The lyrics and overall vibe of the song appear to be about seizing the moment, enjoying life and not letting negativity affect you!

Chupacabra
Chupacabra
1 year ago

nice guys, nice retro, love slovene language, but this entry misses power, so only 7/10. Will qualify.

Mr X
Mr X
1 year ago

The complete list…

Spain 11,5/12
Slovenia 8,5/12
Ireland 8/12
Albania 7,5/12
Ukraine 6,5/12
Norway 5/12
Belgium 1/12

Mr X
Mr X
1 year ago

Slovenia 8,5/12

Stian F
Stian F
1 year ago

Great rockpop song, dancy beat to it so it will be popular and its a definite qualifier!

Mark
Mark
1 year ago

This is it. This is the song I’m most interested in. And, it appears to be even better live.

Mimi
Mimi
1 year ago

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.

Emilio
Emilio
1 year ago

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.

Ria NL
Ria NL
1 year ago

Great song, I like it. Good luck Slovenia

Alecs
Alecs
1 year ago

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.

Yeah yeah fire
Yeah yeah fire
1 year ago

Meh

Luk
Luk
1 year ago

Super song Good luck Slovenia

Roro31
1 year ago

Live is better than studio version and its sure Slovenia comeback to the final !

Polegend Godnova
1 year ago

quite a britrock sound, doesn’t really go anywhere though. i guess they’ll heavily rely on aesthetics/performance.

Voix
Voix
1 year ago

Thank god they will have a led that works on the background :*

vetrina
vetrina
1 year ago

pass

Luke A
Luke A
1 year ago

Really like this it’s quite catchy and deserves to qualify in my opinion

Mbappe
Mbappe
1 year ago

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.

lol
lol
1 year ago

what a glow up from last year! my #1 so far Slovenia is defo qualifying especially from semi 2

Kalla
Kalla
1 year ago

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.

lasse braun
lasse braun
1 year ago

this is not a rock song.

Adore
Adore
1 year ago
Reply to  lasse braun

Should it be? Whats your point

Sabrina
Sabrina
1 year ago

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.

Dani
Dani
1 year ago
Reply to  Sabrina

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.

Sabrina
Sabrina
1 year ago
Reply to  Dani

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.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
1 year ago
Reply to  Sabrina

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.

Dani
Dani
1 year ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

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.

Alex
Alex
1 year ago

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.

Alex
Alex
1 year ago
Reply to  Alex

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

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1 year ago

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.

dakaza
dakaza
1 year ago

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

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
1 year ago

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.

Adore
Adore
1 year ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

Thats what tiktok music does to you

ANDREW BROWN
ANDREW BROWN
1 year ago

What a 24 hours for groups. Next to Ireland much prefer this song.

Me Me
Me Me
1 year ago

One of the lyrics of this song is, “Don’t count on us”

Well, don’t count on them to qualify.

XOOOD
XOOOD
1 year ago
Reply to  Me Me

Their name is clearly says “Out”! So…..

Jessica Folcker
Jessica Folcker
1 year ago

I’m not creaming in my underwear but it’s a solid effort.

MiskyDisky
MiskyDisky
1 year ago

The one on the far right is making me…

Janine Ofsoski
Janine Ofsoski
1 year ago

Love it. Good on ya Slovenia

Desmondo19
Desmondo19
1 year ago

Yep I really like this!

Mr X
Mr X
1 year ago

Slovenia 9/12

Denis
Denis
1 year ago

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

Héctor
Héctor
1 year ago

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.

Héctor
Héctor
1 year ago
Reply to  Héctor

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.

Jess
Jess
1 year ago
Reply to  Héctor

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.

willchrisian
willchrisian
1 year ago

I quite like this one and the mv is great!

Korí Korotán
Korí Korotán
1 year ago

Actually, if Slovenia ever wants to qualify again, it should change its’ Russian-looking flag.

Benito Camelo
Benito Camelo
1 year ago
Reply to  Korí Korotán

The Netherlands and Serbia have similar flags too, wtf is you talkin about?

Korí Korotán
Korí Korotán
1 year ago

Would be better if it were in English

Jack
Jack
1 year ago

The live performance of the song is 10 times better than the studio version. I love it.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
1 year ago
Reply to  Jack

Do you have a link to the live performance?

Mr X
Mr X
1 year ago
Reply to  Jack

This fact could be a big avantage on stage in Liverpool.

Hvala, Sloveniija ! Great choice – the guys are cute and handsome

Jack
Jack
1 year ago
Reply to  Mr X

They are amazing live performers and i mean all of them. Cant wait to see them in Liverpool

XOOOD
XOOOD
1 year ago
Reply to  Mr X

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.

Dani
Dani
1 year ago

I quite like this one, actually.

Stephanie
Stephanie
1 year ago

I must admit it’s not bad…not at all…