Zala Kralj & Gašper Šantl

Zala Kralj & Gašper Šantl


🇸🇮 Slovenia
Grand Final
Finished 15th
First Semi-Final
Finished 6th
Written by
Zala Kralj & Gašper Šantl
Composed by
Zala Kralj & Gašper Šantl
Radiotelevizija Slovenija

Zala Kralj & Gašper Šantl will represent Slovenia at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv. They are a relatively new duo that joined forces in 2017. Before they met, they were both focused on growing their individual careers in Slovenia’s music scene.

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.

Lyrics of Sebi

Ko so tvoje misli polne lahko poslušaš, kako mi bije srce Ko težko je tvoje breme k meni se lahko zatečeš Vprašaj, kaj me vodi dalje So dosežki in razdalje Kot list gre z vetrom in se mu upira jaz grem s tokom in se mu upiram Vedno se ne vidi zvezd sam ostani sebi zvest Ne govori mi oprosti Ko solze v tvojih so očeh pusti jih, da tečejo Ko najine želje so različne sprejmeš me in sprejmem te Poglej me, je nujno, da ima vse pomen Večnost in ta planet nista prijatelja in jaz sem kot snežinka, ki čaka na pomlad Vedno se ne vidi zvezd sam ostani sebi zvest Ne govori mi oprosti Ni ti treba se dokazovat Vežejo nas iste solze, isti strah Vedno se ne vidi zvezd sam ostani sebi zvest Ne govori mi oprosti

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