After this year’s poor results of Slovenian representatives in the Eurovision Song Contest, RTV Slovenia has decided that in 2023 it will give priority to the most successful, high-quality and proven musical performers in Slovenia. Moments ago, Slovenia’s national broadcaster RTVSLO held a special press conference in Ljubljana, where they announced that Joker Out will represent Slovenia in Eurovision 2023 which will take place in Liverpool next year.
Joker Out are Bojan Cvjetićanin, Kris Guštin, Jan Peteh, Jure Maček, Martin Jurkovič. Bojan was one of the hosts of EMA 2022, where he was also part of the interval act together with Maja Keuc, and they performed Maneskin’s “Zitti e buoni” together.
The band released two albums so far, the first one titled “Umazane misli” (Eng: Dirty Thoughts), and the second one titled “Demoni” (Eng: Demons). Due to the success of their two albums, they sold out multiple concert venues, and also performed at the world-famous festival EXIT.
Formed back in 2017, the members of the band describe themselves as a “group of guys on a musical mission of spreading dirty thoughts in the form of Shagadelic Rock n Roll”.
What do we know about their upcoming Eurovision entry?
The song, that Joker Out are going to be performing in Liverpool, accompanied with its music video, will be premiered in a special TV show, organized by RTV Slovenija, on February 4th 2023. They announced that they’re off to Hamburg, in order to record their Eurovision entry, which will be in Slovenian.
Joker Out about the contest itself:
All the band members are big fans of the Eurovision Song Contest, so we’ve been wanting to perform there for a while, but we’ve been waiting for the right moment. Although we are young, the rapid development of our careers has brought us a lot of experience and drive to create, so we are ready for this challenge. In terms of style, the Eurovision Song Contest has not been genre-defined or limited for a long time. We stay true to ourselves and the Joker Out sound. Regardless of where and when we perform.”
You can check out the band’s song “Demoni” right here:
Slovenia has only selected their entry internally once – back in 2013 when Hannah Mancini was selected to represent her country with “Straight Into Love”. Ana Soklič won EMA 2020 and was given the right to represent her country in 2021 as well.
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