Slovenia has an old trick up their sleeve that they pull out every once in a while. The trick is: when you realise too late that you voted the wrong song into first place one year, then you can compensate the runner-up by winning the next year. Or the following year.
That was the case with Karmen Stavec, Darja Švajger, Andrej Babic (composer) and a few more. The sad aspect of it all is that it hardly ever works out. Just because you are good does not necessarily mean you deliver the next time around.
But here we go again - Rebeka Dremelj finally won because she had tried it so many times in the past and everyone felt sorry for her. Well, she is a sweet girl, maybe she deserves a break.
Her song, however, may grow on you if you listen several times to it. Most people who vote in the semis will just hear it once, though. And that is where the entire problem lies. On the first listening, there is nothing to hold on to. No handles. No hook. No nothing. Just a sweet girl and a somewhat old-fashioned pantomime.
Nothing to write home about.
Rebeka Dremelj - Vrag naj vzame - Slovenia 2008