SLOVENIA – Ana Soklič spent an entire afternoon filming various questions for the media outlets including the ones by the oikotimes team, something for which we would personally like to thank the Slovenian head of press, Maruša Kobal.
In the first question, as you can see and listen in the video, Ana reveals that she admires this year’s participants of France (Barbara Pravi) and Portugal (The Black Mamba), which she would choose if she was asked to make a duet of her 2021 Eurovision song.
She also discussed the title of her song with the one of Austria’s Eurovision entry, which she likes and considers it a strong entry.
She reveals the concept behind the song and that she will be solo on stage on the AHOY AREN stage. Ana feels honoured to win the trust of RTVSLO for a second time. She wants to win Eurovision and bring the contest to a small country like hers.
She also spoke about her meeting with Darija Svaijer, a former Slovenian participant and the advice she received from her.
Ana discusses her row models in music but above all her grandmother was the top.
Her Eurovision goal is to do the best she can and be proud of her team and her performance. She knows there will be stress but she also knows there will be nice energy too.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Ana Soklič started her music career early; as a young person, she studied with Alenka Dernač Bunta, a solo opera teacher, the acclaimed Slovenian musician Darja Švajger (two-time Slovenian representative at the Eurovision Song Contest) and singing coach Nataša Nahtigal.
In 2018, Ana undertook further vocal training with Dileesa Archer (a professional in the soul, gospel, R&B) in the United States. At 18, she set foot on her path as a songwriter as well. As a songwriter, she wants to take people to an unexpected place. For Ana, music is a way of life.
Ana competed twice at EMA, the Slovenian national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest, and 3 times at the Slovenian Song Festival, where, in 2019, she won 2 jury awards for best interpretation and the best song overall.
She often performs her songs with symphony orchestras at festivals and on television, including the RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra and often sings with smaller ensembles, as well. These are her favourite concerts because she feels the connection with the audience is at its most genuine and intimate.