SEMI FINAL 2: Maraaya from Slovenia will perform 'Here For You' at the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest held in Vienna, Austria.
23 Apr 2015 - 3:47 PM  UPDATED 11 Jun 2015 - 4:27 PM

Watch out everyone, the Slovenia entry this year is a corker and one of the entries touted as a potential winner of the glittery top prize! Married couple Marjetka and Raay, known as Maraaya, will perform Slovenia’s best entry in the contest to date with the perfect slice of indie-pop 'Here for You'. The glamorous headphone wearing Marjetka will showcase her fabulous Duffyesque-style vocals across this addictive track. Start practicing how to spell Ljubljana, Slovenia’s stunning capital, which could be the most unlikely of hosts for the 2016 contest!


4 Questions with Maraaya

What are three interesting aspects about your entry ?

Firstly, the type of music is indie-pop, which in the past has been more common with charts and radio hits rather than Eurovision entries. Secondly, our distinctive vocal interpretation is something that goes well with this kind of music, and we are flattered that people are liking our entry. And the third is probably the strong emotion we want to give to people through our song. It's for all lonely, happy or broken hearts.

What are three impressive facts about you?

We are definitely Eurovision zombies of 2015 due to two small children, career, work and combining everything together.

Do you have a (lucky) routine before you go on stage?

Marjetka: It's more of a routine to get into my world. After putting on my headphones, I travel into my own small world of feelings and pure emotion and I try to stay calm and focused.

Raay: I have fun with the backing team (backing vocals and violinist) joking around, and of course doublechecking everything before going on stage.

Why is the Eurovision Song Contest important for you?

We are not the crazy fans of the Eurovision Song Contest, but we appreciate how wide it has become in recent years. It offers everything - from music to messages and stories. For us it is the window to Europe, it's an experience we will tell to our grandchildren.


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