Ana Soklič won EMA 2020 with her song ‘Voda’, but due to the worldwide pandemic, the contest was cancelled, so the song was never performed on the Eurovision stage. However, RTVSLO, Slovenian national broadcaster, internally selected Ana Soklič again. After receiving 191 song submissions, on February 27th, RTVSLO premiered their 2021 Eurovision entry, ‘Amen’, performed by Ana Soklič, and written by Ana Soklič, Bojan Simončič, former Eurovision winner Charlie Mason and Žiga Pirnat, who also wrote Ana’s EMA 2020 winning entry, ‘Voda‘.
On April 27th it was announced, that worldwide-know Slovenian choir, Perpetuum Jazzile, will release another version of Slovenian 2021 Eurovision entry, ‘Amen’, together with Slovenian Eurovision entrant, Ana Soklič, who explained her feelings about the collaboration itself:
We also wanted to present the song ‘Amen’ a little differently than the Eurovision audience knows it. When preparing the EP, where you will find several versions of the song, we also wanted to make the choir sound even more expressive. Since I have always admired the members of the group Perpetuum Jazzile for their diversity and excellence, and of course let’s not forget their successes outside Slovenia, there was no doubt about whether they would participate in this song.
Perpetuum Jazzile are familiar with the contest, as they collaborated on another Slovenian Eurovision track, back in 2015, when Maraaya represented Slovenia at the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest, with ‘Here For You’.
Ana Soklič will also perform a revamped version of her Eurovision entry in Rotterdam. What’s new in the revamp itself?
Another part has been added to the song, and a piece of this gospel work, which was just an addition at the end of the recording – we then decided to place it in the song and in the performance itself, which will also be presented in Rotterdam.
Take a look at the a capella version of ‘Amen’, which is the first single from her upcoming EP “Born to the Fight”, featuring the renowned Slovene vocal group Perpetuum Jazzile below: