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Slovenia SLOVENIA 2021 - Ana Soklič - Amen

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escYOUnited

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Hey child
Why ya hiding from the light?
Why ya cowering in fright?

Don’t tell yourself
The heavens cast you out
And you’ve fallen from grace

You’ll get beaten and bruised
You’ll be scarred unto your core
But it’s gonna make you who you are

When ya learn to heal
When ya learn to rise again
You can tell the sun, “Amen”

Hallelujah
We’re gloriousl
Hallelujah,
The day is dawning!
The storm’s relentless
But everybody knows
Everybody knows
We’re born to the fight

Hey child
The fear’ll never go away
Might as well accept it now

Learn to persevere.
Learn to count your blessings down
Greet the future with Amen

Hallelujah
We’re gloriousl
Hallelujah
The day is dawning!
The storm’s relentless
But everybody knows
Everybody knows
We’re born to the fight

Not until the rain has stopped,
Not until the thunder’s hushed
Are we at rest, are we at peace…
Just imagine it
Not until the storm has passed,
Not until it’s quiet
Can the heart that’s broken cry.

Hallelujah
We’re gloriousl
Hallelujah
The day is dawning!
The storm’s relentless
But everybody knows
Everybody knows
We’re born to the fight

Hey child
Why ya hiding from the light?​
 
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Shadowfuxcs

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THE GOOD:
  • Now this is a Song! Notice the capital "S".
  • She has great vocals to match.
THE BAD:
  • A couple of the lyrics keep this from being a 12 for me.
THE VERDICT:

If this song isn't in the Final, it'll be an injustice. Slovenia made a great choice this year. For me, this is Top 10 in the Final material, if not Top 5. Who knows? It might even sneak in a win after it's all said and done. 10 points
You think Slovenia can win but on the Swiss thread you mention that Switzerland cannot win because it is too sad and relies on vocals alone?
 

Iker

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I think people are overexaggerating the running order. 2nd isn’t even the worst position for qualification - 3rd, 8th, and 11th are all worse statistically.

Plus, we all know Ana is going to get the vast majority of her points from the juries. She hasn’t got any televoters to lose.
Yup, I think the running order would be more potentially harmful if this entry was primarily a televote magnet. I've never thought about this from this perspective, but now it makes sense to me. Either way the running order significance in the semifinals is overrated.
 
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Ladynoir

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For me, she's a sure qualifier. Regardless of tastes, in a semi with many bops she'll stand out in her own way. I would have been more concerned if she had been in semi final 2.

And while I agree that 2nd place is not that bad in itself for a semi final statistically speaking, I will disagree on Amen being a jury song only. There is a certain type of very powerful ballads that usually gather quite a few points from the televote and I think Amen can be one of them.
 

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For me, she's a sure qualifier. Regardless of tastes, in a semi with many bops she'll stand out in her own way. I would have been more concerned if she had been in semi final 2.

And while I agree that 2nd place is not that bad in itself for a semi final statistically speaking, I will disagree on Amen being a jury song only. There is a certain type of very powerful ballads that usually gather quite a few points from the televote and I think Amen can be one of them.


I think the fact that it's religious is actually good - some televoters will find that very appealing.
 

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ESCBEAT Team Review to Slovenian entry at Eurovision 2021
P.S we shot these before the running orders were announced
 

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Apparently, Slovenia is jumping on the revamp bandwagon and will release the new version of "Amen" later today with the music video. It appears to be more gospel and has the choir in it. I am not sure if this will be the one used on the ESC performance. I believe it is.
 

rasmuslights

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Apparently, Slovenia is jumping on the revamp bandwagon and will release the new version of "Amen" later today with the music video. It appears to be more gospel and has the choir in it. I am not sure if this will be the one used on the ESC performance. I believe it is.

She confirmed in the interview that she will send this new version to ESC. It includes the last part, where only the choir is present. :)
 

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she also said she will stand on multiple stages in Rotterdam.. so kinda interesting that she will move around..
 

Iker

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For me, she's a sure qualifier. Regardless of tastes, in a semi with many bops she'll stand out in her own way. I would have been more concerned if she had been in semi final 2.

And while I agree that 2nd place is not that bad in itself for a semi final statistically speaking, I will disagree on Amen being a jury song only. There is a certain type of very powerful ballads that usually gather quite a few points from the televote and I think Amen can be one of them.
I think she will NQ though but we will see. There are just too many entries that are going to be more appealing I think. I will be surprised by some massive support from the juries btw. too.
 
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I was really worried for a moment that the a cappella would be Ana's version for Eurovision, but it's just promotional.. phew. We'll have to wait a few weeks to hear the final version of Amen which will be "slightly" different.
 

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I was really worried for a moment that the a cappella would be Ana's version for Eurovision, but it's just promotional.. phew. We'll have to wait a few weeks to hear the final version of Amen which will be "slightly" different.

How do we know this is just for promotional purposes? So Slovenia is going to do a Spain and just drop the ESC version on the actual competition?
 

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How do we know this is just for promotional purposes? So Slovenia is going to do a Spain and just drop the ESC version on the actual competition?

The Wiwibloggs article has reported it. It doesn't say exactly when the final version will drop but a "few weeks" does seem to imply we might hear it for the first time at the rehearsals.
 

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Intrigued to see what goes on with this new version. Slovenia's been an unexpected favourite of mine this year (flitting in and out of my top 10), and I hate the trend of "we'll release a revamp for Eurovision but never make it available in studio version", so I'm concerned. But at the same time, I do love that last section with just the gospel choir, so if they could somehow fit that in without wrecking the flow of the rest of the song... it could have promise?
 

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Hmm, not sure I'm keen with that section going somewhere in the song when there's no actual choir present (as in it being just the choir without Ana's vocals on top). Struggling to see where it'll even go.
 
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