In a special press conference held today, Slovenian broadcaster RTV SLO, revealed the country’s plans for Eurovision 2023
Unpredictably, Slovenia has decided to select internally for Eurovision 2023!
The band Joker Out will represent Slovenia at Eurovision 2023
In the recent years, Slovenia has internally selected for Eurovision in 2 different occasions:
In 2013, the American Slovenian singer Hannah Leah Mancini was internally selected to represent Slovenia with the song “Straight Into Love” and failed to qualify for the final:
In 2020, Ana Soklic won the national selection “EMA 2020”.
However, Eurovision 2020 was canceled.
Therefore, RTV SLO has decided to internally select Ana Soklic for Eurovision 2021.
She performed the song “Amen” and unfortunately failed to qualify for the final
Joker Out commented in the press conference:
We talked about the Eurovision Song Contest years ago, but we were waiting for the right moment, which is obviously now,
The band revealed the song has already been selected.
Final records will be held in Hamburg in the coming days.
The song will be in the Slovenian language and will be released on the 4th of February 2023
About Joker Out
Joker Out is a Slovenian rock band that was formed in 2016.
The band members are:
- Bojan Cvjetičanin – vocals
- Jure Maček – drums
- Kris Gustin – guitar
- Jan Peteh – guitar
- Martin Jurkovič – bass
The band was formed in May 2016, after the break-up of the group Apokalipsa, in which Bojan Cvjetičanin, Matic Kovačič, and Martin Jurkovič played. These were joined by Kris Guštin and Jan Peteh from the group Bourgeoisie and the Joker Out was formed.
Their first public appearance was at the Grove Festival in May 2016. In November 2016, they released their first single “Kot srce, ki kri poganja” (Eng: Like a heart that drives blood).
Thereafter, they performed in several concerts: “Spiel League”, “Bežirock”, “Šubafest” and “the Big Foot Mama” concert.
In 2017, they participated in the 4th season of “Spiel League” and were awarded the winners.
In the summer of 2019, they performed at the Škis Market and the SWITZERLAND and Žirfest festivals. In November 2019, they had their first completely independent concert, at Ljubljana Castle, and in December they performed again at Rhythm of Youth
In 2020, they won an award “Golden Flute” for best newcomers and their song “Gola” (Eng: naked) was nominated for the song of the year.
In fact, the band was recommended on our Eurovision Wishlist project – “The Looker” in 2021
LPS represented Slovenia at Eurovision 2022 with the song “Disko“.
They finished in 17th (and last) place in semi-final 1