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Lea Sirk

Lea Sirk will represent Slovenia in the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest with the song 'Hvala, ne!'

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Lea Sirk started her musical education at the age of five in Koper, Slovenia. Between 2001 and 2007, Lea participated at numerous national and international competitions, where she regularly finished amongst the top positions. Lea finished her secondary school early, with flying colours, while studying the concert flute.

Lea studied at the Conservatory of Music in Geneva and has played in various orchestras and participated in different seminars across Europe. Lea Sirk completed her undergraduate studies early and with honours. She also finished her master studies with honours two years later and became a Master of Arts in Specialised Music Performance.

During her studies, Lea also established herself as a singer, as singing has always been her great passion. In 2005, Lea received the award for the most promising young singer at the International Music Competition Cologne. She began participating regularly at various festivals, as well as EMA, the Slovenian national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest (2009, 2010). Her participation in the show Znan obraz ima svoj glas (Your Face Sounds Familiar) left an indelible mark on viewers, as Lea was the most convincing through her transformations into famous world performers, including the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest winner, Salvador Sobral.

As a backing vocalist, Lea already performed twice at the Eurovision Song Contest, namely in 2014 in Copenhagen with Tinkara Kovač, and in 2016 in Stockholm with ManuElla. Lea is also a studio musician and music arranger and has performed on numerous grand stages and recorded with numerous Slovene musicians.

Lea, a mother of two girls, has been building her soloist singing career in parallel with her other responsibilities, with a sense of determination. Her participation at numerous festivals culminated with her impressive win at EMA 2018 where she became the Slovene representative at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest with her song Hvala, ne! which she wrote alongside Tomy DeClerque.

Lyrics of Hvala, ne!

Moje ime je Lea in za vas imam nov lik
Lik nasmeha in svobode kot najbolj virtualen trik
En korak do zmage
En korak do luči
Do popolnosti
Borim se z nasmehom do sonca, borim se za ljudi
Pot do resnice, me zaslepi
Ljubezen, tista prva, pride, da preslepi
Jaz pa si vzamem, kar telo osvobodi

Ne verjemi v vse, kar ponujeno ti je
Misli na glas in upaj
Da skrivnost je v tem, ne prodajaj se vsem
To je najbolj passé

Hvala, ne, ne!
Hvala, ne
Hvala, ne, ne
Hvala, hvala, ne

Milijon ljudi je že reklo, da nas preveč živi
Tistih, ki so nesrečni in brez luči
En nasmeh za srečo
En nasmeh za ljudi
Za tiste, polne skrbi
Svoje duše ne dam nikomur, držim jo za se
Prava umetnost, brez-brez cene
Vsak odgovor je v meni, najdem ga, kadar zaspim
Ko telo je sproščeno, predano za vse

Ne verjemi v vse, kar ponujeno ti je
Misli na glas in upaj
Da skrivnost je v tem, ne prodajaj se vsem
To je najbolj passé

Ne verjemi v vse, kar ponujeno ti je
Misli na glas in upaj
Da skrivnost je v tem, ne prodajaj se vsem
To je najbolj passé

Hvala, ne, ne!
Hvala, ne
Hvala, ne, ne
Hvala, hvala, ne

Kot lutka za ljudi
Ki se skrivajo za maskami
Enaki, popolni, a nezadovoljni
Hvala, ne, ne, ne!
Ne verjemi v vse, kar ponujeno ti je
Misli na glas in upaj
Da skrivnost je v tem, ne prodajaj se vsem
To je najbolj passé

Hvala, ne, ne!
My name is Lea,
And I have a new character for you
A character of smiles and freedom as the most virtual trick of them all
One step away from winning
One step away from the light
From perfection
I fight with a smile to reach the sun, I fight for people
The road to truth blinds me
Love – that first one – comes to fool you
But I take everything that sets the body free

Don't believe in everything that they offer you
Think loudly and hope
That the secret of everything is in it, don't sell your soul to everybody
This is so passé

No! No thanks!
No thanks
No! No thanks
No thanks! No thanks!

A zillion people have already said that there's too many
Of those living in misery and without light
One smile for happiness
For those preoccupied
I won't give my soul to anyone, I'll keep it for myself
True art cannot have a price tag
Every single answer is already in me, I find it during my sleep
When my body is relaxed and perceptive to everything

Don't believe in everything that they offer you
Think loudly and hope
That the secret of everything is in it, don't sell your soul to everybody
This is so passé

Don't believe in everything that they offer you
Think loudly and hope
That the secret of everything is in it, don't sell your soul to everybody
This is so passé

No! No thanks!