Maraaya

Here For You

Country
🇸🇮 Slovenia
Grand Final
Finished 14th
Second Semi-Final
Finished 5th
Song
Here For You
Written by
Charlie Mason, Raay
Composed by
Raay, Marjetka Vovk
On the internet
Broadcaster
Radiotelevizija Slovenija

Maraaya are Marjetka and Raay. The name is a combination of their names. They are married and are parents of two boys. Marjetka and Raay formed Maraaya last year, when they released their first single Lovin' Me which was a big success in Slovenia and in some music charts abroad. 

Marjetka graduated at the Ljubljana Academy of Music, and now teaches budding vocalists at her musical workshops. Raay is one of the most prolific music producers in Slovenia, and has been increasingly active abroad in recent years. 

Raay has been the most played Slovene songwriter on annual airplay charts. He has designed Maraaya's music style, which is usually described as "indie pop". 

"What's with the headphones?" is the most common question regarding Maraaya. Marjetka started to use her studio headphones on stage since she wanted to evoke the same emotions she felt in the studio while recording. The headphones became their trademark.

Things you should know about Maraaya

1. What are the three most interesting aspects about your entry ?

Firstly, the type of music - indie-pop that is in the past years more common when we talk about charts and radio hits rather than Eurovision entries. Secondly - distinctive vocal and interpretation in singers own way are something that goes well with this kind of music and we are flattered by people 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.


2. What are the three most impressive facts about you?

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


3. 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 both - the in-ear and the big 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 backing team (backing vocals, violinist - or other people if we talk wider than the Eurovision Song Contest - joking around and of course doublechecking everything before going on stage.


4. 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 became in past years. It offers everything - from music to messages and stories. For us is the window to Europe, it's an experience we will tell our grandchildren

Lyrics of Here For You

When you're down down low And there's no place you can go... When you're down down low You know that I am here for you... You came into my life when I was broken You heated up my heart when it was frozen And we got the flow Now it's up we go And now thast it's your turn you wanna hide it A million times already you've denied it You don't have to fear You don't have to fight When you're down down low Sinking in the undertow When you're down down low You know that I am here for you Cause I know know baby All the hurt you never show When you're down down low You gotta let me heal your aching soul You came into my life when I was broken You heated up my heart when it was frozen And we got the flow Now it's up we go Cause you released my pain now let me take it Just leave it at the door and we can make it You don't have to hide I am by your side Everybody else sees in black and white You look at wrong and make it right Can't I open your eyes When you're down down low...

Updates about Maraaya

2015 Junior Eurovision countdown (Part Four)

5 years ago
Sweden wins the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest

The Grand Final live from Vienna!

5 years ago
Presenters on stage at the Wiener Stadthalle

WATCH TONIGHT: The second Semi-Final from Vienna

5 years ago
All the second Semi-Final artists on stage at the dress rehearsal

Time for the juries to make up their minds

5 years ago