Misija Evrovizija initial impressions

Eurovision season is starting earlier and earlier each year. Misija Evrovizija (“Mission Eurovision”) kicked off this week. The winning artist will represent Slovenia in next year’s contest.  The series is hosted by Klemen Slakonja and Slovenia’s 2011 Eurovision entrant, Maja Keuc.

The early episodes of Misija Evrovizija fuse together American Idol-style auditions, where we are introduced to a mix of hopefuls with and without talent, and performances where competitors cover well-known pop songs such as Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep,” Miley Cyrus’s “The Climb,” Bruno Mars’s “Grenade,” and Audrey Hepburn’s “Moon River” (wait… what?!) .

Biba & Bibitas as Holly Golightly. They went home.

There’s no point in talking about the singers at this point as we were only introduced to 8 of the 32, and half will be eliminated in the early episodes.

But other important information has emerged from this first show:

  • “Karaoke” is the same word in English and Slovenian (and Japanese).
  • Sola ice tea uses “Ice Ice Baby” in its ads.
  • Maja Keuc is tall.  That, or everyone in A Friend In London is short.
  • Eurolemur ♥ Klemen Slakonja.

Klemen Slakonja as Bono

Misija Evrovizija airs on Sundays on RTV SLO.