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Official release for ‘What If’ by Anja Baš

Anja Baš {copyright: Jani Ugrin}
Anja Baš {copyright: Jani Ugrin}

Anja Baš recently participated in the 2016 EMA competition in Slovenia with her song What If. It is composed by Anja herself and the musical arrangement is by Anja and Franci Zabukovec.

Anja began her musical career in 2004 with the group Angee and 2011 decided to go solo. Her first song was entitled S tabo (Without you). She then joined another group, Rock Partyzani. and released the song Moj Lubi (My dear). Anja also participated in the 2012 edition of the Slovenian X Factor series. In 2015 she released her album, ‘Punca iz Tvoje Ulice’ (Girl from your street).

What If is released through international digital platforms such as iTunes ( : http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/what-if-single/id1091216568 ) . You can hear What If below.

Source: UltraPogled.eu; www.esccovers.com






ManuElla to represent Slovenia at the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest with ‘Blue And Red’

ManuElla {copyright: RTVSLO}
ManuElla {copyright: RTVSLO}

ManuElla has won the 2016 EMA national final and will represent Slovenia at the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest in Sweden with her upbeat pop country/rock song, Blue And Red. 10 acts competed and they were –

  1. Anja BašWhat If
  2. Žan SerčičSummer Story
  3. Anja Kotar – Too Cool
  4. San Di Ego BandBrez Tebe
  5. D BaseSpet Živ
  6. ReginaAlive In Every Way
  7. ManuEllaBlue And Red
  8. RaivenČrno Bel
  9. Nuša DerendaTip Top
  10. Sebastijan LukovnjakTales Of Tomorrow

ManuElla and Raiven went through to the super-final. This was decided by an expert jury and the final two were up for televoting where it was decided ManuElla will represent Slovenia with Blue And Red. You can see her perform her winning song below.

Source: www.eurovision.tv

Interview: ManuElla (2016 EMA finalist Slovenia)


ManuElla has made it to the final of the 2016 EMA Eurovision national selection for Slovenia to be held on 27 February. ManuElla talks to esccovers.com here –

1. Hello ManuElla. Congratulations on making it to the EMA 2016 final. How did it feel when you heard you had made it to the final?

Thank you for your kind words. When I heard for the results I was very happy, somehow fulfilled.

2. Are you able yet to tell us anything about your song? For example what style will it be, and what it is about?

Yes of course… I love pop-country music so the song is also written this way. The story is quite simple, “It’s all about love and the colours in it”…

3. You participated, and did very well, in the Slovenian Eurovision selection Misija Evrovizija? Can you tell us about your experience in that competition?

Misija Evrovizija gave me a lot of good memories, now these days for sure it’s easier for me to be more comfortable in front of TV cameras…

4. What have you been up to since Misija Evrovizija? Have you released any music?

I was participated at Slovenia’s greatest pop music festival “Slovenska popevka”, performing with a live orchestra, but after that I wasn’t able to continue my music career. I wanted to take care for my father who became seriously ill and, unfortunately, died recently.

5. Who are your musical influences?

I am open for all good music, but lately I prefer pop-country. I love Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, LeAnn Rimes, Reba McEntire and also a little of The Cranberries.

6. Have you participated in any music festivals either in Slovenia or abroad? If so can you tell us something about them?

As I mentioned before I was at “Slovenska popevka” in 2013 and recently I performed in Croatia at “RetrOpatijski festival”, among the greatest Croatian and Serbian artists, like Tereza Kesovija (1966 she represented Monaco and 1972 Yugoslavia at the Eurovision Song Contest), Novi Fosili (1987 they represented Yugoslavia at Eurovision) and others.

7. Do you watch the Eurovision Song Contest on tv, and do you have any favourite songs from over the years?

Yes of course, I’ve always been a big fan of ESC. When I was just a small girl I was standing in front of TV, had some sheets on me and I pretended I am there on the stage… (and I still do, ha ha ha). Songs that I remember specially are Fly On The Wings Of Love – Olsen Brothers (2001 ESC Denmark), Euphoria – Loreen (2012 ESC Sweden), Calm After The Storm – Common Linnets (2014 ESC The Netherlands), Take Me To Your Heaven – Charlotte Nilsson (1999 ESC Sweden), A Million Voices – Polina Gagarina (2015 ESC Russia) and many more.

Anyway, good luck ManuElla at the 2016 EMA. 

Thank you so much, I really appreciate your support!!!

Source: www.esccovers.com

2016 EMA acts announced in Slovenia

Flag of Slovenia
Flag of Slovenia

The 10 acts who will participate in the 2016 EMA national selection in Slovenia have been announced. They include two former Eurovision participants for Slovenia. Regina, who sang Dan najlepših sanj in 1996, returns as well as Nuša Derenda, who gave us Energy in 2001.

Also, in the selection is ManuElla, who progressed far in the Misija Evrovizija competition, to find the competitor for Slovenia for the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest. The eventual winner was Eva Bota.

The 10 acts competing in the 2016 EMA are –

  • Anja Baš
  • Anja Kotar
  • D Base
  • ManuElla
  • Nuša Derenda
  • Raiven
  • Regina
  • SAN Di EGO
  • Sebastijan Lukovnjak 
  • Žan Serčič

The EMA final will be held on 27 February.

Source: www.eurovision.tv; www.esccovers.com