Exclusive: Alenka Gotar speaks to esctoday!

by Sanjay (Sergio) Jiandani 77 views

Alenka Gotar gave an exclusive interview to esctoday.com Spanish editor Sanjay Jiandani last week during her trip to Madrid, Spain. Alenka was invited to perform at the 6th Gala of Mision Eurovision where she excelled in every possible way and won the hearts of the Spanish public with her magnificent and powerful voice. She sang her Eurovision entry Cvet z juga.

Alenka Gotar will be representing Slovenia in the forthcoming Eurovision Song Contest in Helsinki with her song Cvet z juga. She spoke to esctoday Spanish editor Sanjay Jiandani about her experience in EMA the Slovenian Eurovision preselection, her ambitions and hopes for the forthcoming Eurovision Song Contest in Helsinki.

Alenka who is a well known soprano singer revealed to esctoday that the Slovenian entry will be sung in Slovenian in Helsinki and that the filming of the official video of the Slovenian Eurovision 2007 entry will commence soon. Alenka was more than happy to visit the Spanish capital where she got the chance to visit the Palacio Real (Royal Palace).

Alenka hails from the beautiful city of Ljubiana where she was born in 1977. She started to study music at a very tender age when she took piano and guitar lessons. She joined the Secondary School of Poljane and the Secondary Musical and Ballet School of Ljubiana.After graduating at these 2 schools she studied singing at the Musik Akademie der Stadt in Basel, Switzerland.She then moved to Salzburg, Austria where she continued her studies in singing and opera performance. Later on she went to Rome to gain experience in the opera field.

Since then she has performed at many operas and won many awards and prizesin Slovenia, Austria and Switzerland. Alenka is a renowned concert solo singer. She has performed with various orchestras in Slovenia, Switzerland, Germany, Austria and Scandinavia.

Currently she makes regular guest appearances at the Maribor Opera and is a solo singer in Salzburg at the SNG Opera in Balet Ljubiana. Alenka is also busy with her preparations for Helsinki. Last week she was in Spain promoting her entry, she will be visiting other European countries in order to present her song, among them Bosnia Herzegovina.

You can find more details about Alenka and the full interview here.

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Sanjay (Sergio) Jiandani

Head of International Relations & Communications

Sanjay (Sergio) joined esctoday.com in December 2006 as an editor. He was appointed as the Head of Press of ESCToday.com in 2011. Hereafter in 2016 he was promoted as the Head of International Relations & Communications at ESCToday. Sergio has covered the Eurovision Song Contest live 19 times since 2000, having worked for several international magazines and media outlets.