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Take a look at Ana Soklič’s first rehearsal from Slovenia!

A few moments ago, the EBU published visual content about the first rehearsals of the Slovenian delegation on the stage of Eurovision Song Contest 2021.

Here you can see a fragment of the first Slovenian rehearsal:

Below you can see a gallery of images about her first contact with the stage and the cameras.

Photos: EBU / ANDRES PUTTING

Ana Soklič

Ana Soklič began her music career at an early age; studying with Alenka Dernač-Bunta (a solo opera teacher), the acclaimed Slovenian musician Darja Švajger (two-time Slovenian representative at the Eurovision Song Contest) and singing coach Nataša Nahtigal.

In 2014, Ana performed a sold-out solo concert at the Veneto Jazz Festival in Venice, which also hosted names like Keith Jarrett, Cassandra Wilson and Chick Corea.

In 2017, she sang in Dubai, Naples and Monaco, and performed with a symphony orchestra at the Lignano Sabbiadoro amphitheatre.

In 2018, Ana undertook further vocal training with Dileesa Archer (a professional in soul, gospel, R&B) in the United States. At 18, she set foot on her path as a songwriter as well.

Soklič has competed twice at EMA (Slovenia’s national selection show) and 3 times at the Slovenian Song Festival, where, in 2019, she won 2 jury awards for best interpretation and best song overall.

The Savica-born songstress has often performed her tracks with the backing of a symphony orchestra, including the RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra. However, her favourite gigs are when she’s working with smaller ensembles as she feels the connection with the audience is at its most genuine and intimate.

Don’t forget you can download the official ESCplus handbook at the following link. Here you can find all the information regarding the Eurovision Song Contest 2021, biographies, points tables and everything you need to experience the event to the fullest.

Eurovision 2021, Rotterdam

Scorecard ESC 2021 (SF1)

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and the contest’s organisers (NPO, NOS and AVROTROS) announced last january a final decision regarding the scenario that will ensure the health and safety of all people that will be involved in the Eurovision Song Contest next May in Rotterdam. From all the initial four scenarios they considered at the beginning, the organisers have decided to implement ‘Scenario B’.

The health safety and protocols that will be followed match with the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment guidelines for similar large-scale events such as sports competitions.

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Eurovision 2021 - Semi-Final 1

Malta: Destiny - Je Me Casse 3220
Cyprus: Elena Tsagrinou - El Diablo 2939
Lithuania: The Roop - Discoteque 2504
Croatia: Albina - Tick-Tock 2119
Romania: Roxen - Amnesia 1981
Ukraine: Go_A - Shum 1971
Azerbaijan: Efendi - Mata Hari 1956
Russia: Manizha - Russian Woman 1690
Israel: Eden Alene - Set Me Free 1688
Norway: TIX - Fallen Angel 1673
Sweden: Tusse - Voices 1668
Belgium: Hooverphonic - The Wrong Place 1521
Ireland: Lesley Roy - MAPS 1453
Australia: Montaigne - Technicolour 1077
Slovenia: Ana Soklič - Amen 884
North Macedonia: Vasil - Here I Stand 482



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