Earlier this year, Lea Sirk won Slovenia’s nation selection EMA 2018 with the song 'Hvala, ne!', and will thus represent the country at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon. Lea Sirk was chosen by a 50/50 split of jury and public votes. She wrote her song together with Tomy DeClerque.
We caught up with Lea Sirk right after her victory for a first reaction:
Lea, who is a proud mother of two girls, has been building her solo career in parallel with tons of other responsibilities — and did so with determination!
She started her musical education at a young age and has since participated at numerous national and international competitions. She finished her secondary school early, while at the same time studying the concert flute. After completing her undergraduate studies she became a Master of Arts in Specialised Music Performance.
During her studies, she also established herself as a singer, as singing has always been her great passion. In 2005, Lea received an award for the most promising young singer at the International Music Competition in Cologne. Since then, she performed at festivals as well as Slovenia's national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest in 2009 and 2010.
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