The 46th edition of “Slovenska Popevka”, the annual song contest for Slovenian artists to present new songs, was held in Ljubljana earlier this month. Apart from Alenka Gotar, who presented her new duet with Sons, Anzej Dezan, Maja Saltinsek, Tiana and Lado Leskovar presented their new songs.
Maja Slatinsek, who has already participated twice in EMA, the Slovenian pre-selection for the Eurovision Song Contest and most recently in this year's Irish pre- selection with the ballad Time to rise, performed her new song Ob svitu. Tina Gacnik- also known as Tiana- competed with Morje in nebo. Tina came 8th in this year's edition of EMA with Povej. Anzej Dezan, who- after a highly controversial voting- got the chance to represent Slovenia in Eurovision 2006 with his song Mr Nobody that failed to reach the final, also presented a new song called Sopek maka. Besides those recent Eurovision stars, Lado Leskovar, who represented Yugoslavia in 1967 with Vse roze sveta performed a new song as well.
There were various prizes to be won:
– Marko Vozelj won televoting with his song Te ni
– Tiana won the price for the best debutant at Slovenska Popevka with Morje in nebo
– Anzej Dezan won jury voting with his song Sopek maka, which also got the prize for the best lyrics
An article by Florian G.
Maja Slatinsek- Ob svitu
Tiana- Morje in nebo
Anzej Dezan- Sopek maka
Lado Leskovar – Umetnica ljubezni
Additionally, here is the video of Eva Cerne (EMA participant in 2008 and runner- up in 2007) performing last year's winning song "Pomlad v mestu":