TINKARA KOVAC – ROUND AND ROUND
Composers: Tinkara Kovač, Hannah Mancini, Tina Piš, Raay
RTVSLO of Slovenia pondered whether to participate Eurovision 2014 or not for a long time and they even received an extended deadline from EBU to confirm their decision. Finally on January 17th the broadcaster confirmed their participation becoming the 37th country in Eurovision this year.
Soon after, the broadcaster announced that EMA would return as their pre-selection format. All the participants were selected internally for March 8th national final. The winner was chosen by the audience.
Tinkara’s, 35, promising debut album was released in 1997. The same year she also competed in the Slovenian Eurovision pre-selection finishing 10th. This was not her only participation as she returned in 1999 and 2001. In 1999 she almost won the show but the jury ranked her second. She kept releasing new music and albums and by now, Tinkara has released already nine studio albums. Her latest album, released in 2013, consisted of lullabies.
Behind Tinkara’s Eurovision entry we can find last year’s representative Hannah Mancini and a hugely popular Slovenian songwriter Raay who has penned several songs for EMA as well. In 2012 he was in the jury panel in Misija Evrovizija.