It’s just 7 days till the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin, Italy! Connor speaks to Slovenian representative LPS after their second rehearsal in Turin. They talked about if they expected to win the Slovenian Nationa Final, the story behind their bandname and the message behind their ESC2022 song. Check out our interview in the video below!
LPS (Last Pizza Slice) is a teenage pop band composed of Filip (vocal), Gašper (drums), Mark (electric guitar), Zala (bass guitar, tenor and alto saxophone), and Žiga (electric keyboards). The group have been together since 2018, when they met in the music room of their school. Despite their relatively short time as an act, LPS have already managed to rack up an impressive number of performances at festivals and concerts around the country.
As well as the disco with which most new fans will now associate them, LPS also dabble in soul-pop, funk, blues, rock and jazz. At the beginning of their career, they grew a dedicated fan base through their quirky, non-commercial interpretations of commercial hits. Some might assume that the title of their entry implies a carefree tale of losing oneself in uplifting disco music, but the lyrics tell the sad (and true) story of the band’s vocalist Filip, who was dumped by his girlfriend… at a disco. Eurovision.tv
LPS firstly won a ticket to compete at the Slovenian National Final EMA by competing at EMA Freš and eventually won the whole national final. The band will represent Slovenia at the Eurovision Song Contest in Turin and will be performing 5th in the 1st Semi-Final on the 10th of May in Turin, Italy.