We have our first internally selected entry of the 2023 season as Slovenia's Joker Out! release their Eurovision 2023 entry "Carpe Diem.
The song was premiered in a special presentation programme live on TV Slovenija 1. The music video also premiered on the official Eurovision YouTube channel.
Who are Joker Out!
Joker Out! is a pop rock band formed of five members: Bojan Cvjetićanin, Kris Guštin, Jan Peteh, Jure Maček and Martin Jurkovič.
The band formed in 2016, releasing their first single in November called “Kot srce ki kri poganja”. The highest viewed video on their YouTube channel is their song “Umazane Misli”, gaining 1.5 million views.
Joker Out! have also been nominated for eight Zlata piščals, a Slovenian professional music awards, winning three; one for Rookie of the Year in 2020, and two for Artist of the Year in 2021 and 2022.
Slovenia at Eurovision
Slovenia debuted in the contest in 1994, finishing in 22nd place with 1X Band and their song “Tih deževen dan” (Quiet Rainy Day). Slovenia’s best result at the contest came only a year later when they reached 7th place with Darja Švajger and her song “Prisluhni mi” (Listen To Me).
Slovenia have failed to qualify for the final in the last two editions, finishing in last place in 2022 with LPS and their song “Disko“.
Slovenia will perform in the 2nd half of the Semi Final 2 at Eurovision 2023.
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