SLOVENIA – Zala and Gašper, the 2009 Slovenian representatives, spoke to RTVSLO today, probably the only promotional activity they ever did this season for the contest. It is interesting to see how the feel about preparations and Eurovision itself, reminding us somehow the apathetic stand Sobral had about Eurovision.
During the interview the Slovenian duo said that they do not do any specific preparation, they usually practice in their garden and they don’t wanna stress or think big about the contest.
“It’s best when we work in the garden and forget about everything that’s happening around us,” says Zala.
They will not change anything from their EMA performance, not even their clothes. Zala also Sid that she is shy especially when she meets her idol.
Duo’s favourite is the Italian entry and they also say they don’t care if they win the Eurovision Song Contest which is for them, a platform to present their music and work.
And a notice for the gossipers: if your questions go personal they will immediately leave the interview!
So RTVSLO cn spend public money to artists who don’t even care about Eurovision and their participation. At least it’s nice of them letting us know they don’t care about our votes, which they won’t get it anyway.
By the way Lea Sick was announced as the Slovenian spokesperson, probably the only interesting Slovenian worth-to-watch on the night of the Grand Final.
Zala started by playing covers and soon after began writing her own songs based on gentle narration and soft, melodic vocals. Gašper started playing the guitar at a young age and when he reached his teens, his music led him to Prague, where, under the wing of Faust Records studio, he studied to become an audio producer and a composer. After 2 years, on a quest for new inspiration, he decided took a cycling trip through Europe where he wrote the chorus for the duo’s first single Valovi.
The singers first met on Instagram: when Zala’s videos were shared with Gašper, he knew he had found the right vocalist for his new song. Valovi was a huge success, taking over radio stations across Slovenia and winning the Slovenian annual music award Zlata piščal for the best song of 2017. The duo returned in 2018 with 2 new songs, each showcasing Gašper’s gentle electronic pop style and Zala’s soft voice.
The band’s fourth single Sebi was presented on Evrovizijska Melodija 2019. Zala and Gašper brought their charm and authenticity to the stage, and they won the ticket to represent Slovenia at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest. The duo remains calm and confident as they approach the contest, believing that there is no challenge they could not face together. In the meantime, the duo has released an EP with their first 4 singles, aptly named Štiri (Four).
When Gašper and Zala are creating new music, they try to be as honest as possible and pass on a meaningful message to their listeners. With their songs, they hope to find people for whom the music means something. The most important creative bond is their combined desire to tell stories with their songs and their ability to write and interpret each other’s music.