Introducing 2012: Slovenia!

All the entries for the 2012 contest have been selected and now My Eurovision Diary will introduce them to you!

Entrant: Eva Boto

Eva Boto was born on December 1st, 1995. She lives in the small town of Šentjanž pri Dravogradu which lies in the North Eastern part of Slovenia, 120 kilometres from the capital Ljubljana. She is now a second-year student attending the Ravne na Koroškem High School, but she is already thinking about continuing her studies in Graz, Austria, or London where she would like to study soloist singing.

She has been singing since a very early age and practices daily in her specially designed music room at her home. At 10 years of age, Eva entered an international singing competition in Austria and won. Later, she performed several times at the FENS Youth Musical Festival, where she was twice the winner. Eva Boto was only 15, when she applied to audition for the Mission Eurovision contest. The national broadcaster RTVSLO produced this series of programmes, which started on October 2nd, 2011 and ended this February, with only one goal in mind, to choose the singer who would represent Slovenia at the Eurovision Song Contest.

Convincing renditions of songs from Mariah Carey, Shaina Twain, Irene Cara, Leona Lewis and Darja Švajger made a huge impression on the members of the jury and audiences alike. In the end, Eva Boto won a landslide number of votes with the song Verjamem (I Believe), one of the three she sang on the final night of Mission EMA 2012.

Entry: Verjamem (I Believe)

Verjamem is sung completely in Slovene, like most of the Slovenian entries. It was one of the 3 songs that Eva performed on EMA 2012, but this was elected winner.

Verjamem is composed by Vladimir Graić, Hari Mata Hari (2006 Bosnian entrant) and penned by Igor Pirkovič.

Tomorrow we will introduce the Croatian entry, note that the entries will be introduced according to the running order!


5 comments on “Introducing 2012: Slovenia!

  1. Another quality ballad from Slovenia although I still think that it is Molitva light, in particular from 2.30 onwards. There isn’t anything wrong with either the song or the singer but for some reason it doesn’t make me go WOW like ‘Molitva’ did in 2007. Considering that Eva is only 16 years old, she is a fantastic vocalist but I am afraid that she still lacks the maturity and stage presence such a powerful ballad needs to be performed in an entirely convincing way. 7/12, last place on my Balkan ballads list and 19th place on my pre-rehearsals list.

  2. Eva is very talented and the song is good. There are so many good ballads in 2012 and some of them will not be in the final show, unfortunately. Be that as it may, Slovenia 12 is an above average entry. Good luck.

  3. One of my favourite country this year. “Verjamem” is so wonderfulll ballad, and I like it))) My number 4/42 with 7/12 points. Good Luck, Eva! 🙂

  4. Great ballad! Vladimir Graic is so much better than Joksimovic! If this beat Joksimovic I think he will get heart attack! LOL 😀

  5. I enjoy the song, but every time, around the ending, I get disappointed. The song just cuts off and doesn’t give a real ending, kinda like it was meant to be thirty seconds or so longer but was cut off to make the time limit. It bothers me because I never feel like I get a real end to the song every time I listen to it. Be that as it may, Eva is a wonderful vocalist, and I wish her the best.

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