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Meet LPS, Slovenia representatives in Eurovision 2022

This year Slovenia has chosen MARO as its representatives on Eurovision 2022 that will take place in Turin this month with the song “Disko”. But who is LPS? In this article you will have the opportunity to know more about Slovenia’s band for Eurovision 2022.

About LPS

The band consists of vocalist Filip Vidušin, drummer Gašper Hlupič, guitarist Mark Semeja, bassist and saxophonist Zala Velenšek and electronic keyboardist Žiga Žvižej. They were formed in 2018, and their acronym stands for Last Pizza Slice. This group is characterised by disco music, but they have also played soul, rock and blues fused with jazz.

In addition to the disco music that is so characteristic of LPS, the group also dabbles in soul-pop, funk, blues, rock and jazz. Despite their short musical life, LPS has participated in numerous festivals and competed in various talent shows and song contests.

At the beginning of their career, they attracted the attention of music lovers of the 70s and 80s thanks to their extravagant and non-commercial interpretations of musical hits from those decades that have been with us all our lives. LPS stresses that their music is inspired by everything that is going on in their teenage lives. They see themselves as a band of young aspiring musicians trying to discover what kind of music they like and enjoy every second of the work they do on stage.

“Disko” is a track with disco rhythms and completely in Slovenian unlike last year. It is composed by the band members themselves and talks about the vocalist’s crush he had on a girl, but she went after someone else and he is still thinking about her.

The song also talks about the emotions of discontent and deception that we experience during love relationships. The members of the group still have fond memories of their relationships even though they were not very satisfying experiences. That is why the protagonist of the song returns to the discotheque (“disko” in Slovenian) which is a metaphor for routine, for repetition. Two members of the band are referred to in the song when telling the story, Žvižej, the keyboard player, and Fičo, the nickname of the vocalist, Filip.

Lyrics

Bila sva v disku
Ko je LPS igral
Fičo spet je nekaj piskal
Žvižej solo je zasral

Takrat se mi je že zazdelo
Da preveč ti gledaš stran
Ta pogled, poln nezvestobe
Že bil predobro mi je znan

Ker gledam te
Ko brez mene z drugim stran odhajaš
Hočem te
A ti drugemu srce oddajaš
Pleševa
Ampak to je le v mojih sanjah
Ne, ne bo te nazaj

Ker gledam te
Ko brez mene z drugim stran odhajaš
Hočem te
A ti drugemu srce oddajaš
Pleševa
Ampak to je le v mojih sanjah
Ne, ne bo te nazaj
S sten gledajo me slike
Spremljajo me vsak korak
Vrača mi spomine vsaka
Srce v solzah se namaka
Vsak utrip se kri pretaka počasneje

Še si tu
Pa čeprav te ni
Ta tvoj vonj
Vsako jutri spet me prebudi

A od zdaj
Bom v disko hodil sam
In gledal isti film
Ne da svojo vlogo igram

Gledam te
Ko brez mene z drugim stran odhajaš
Hočem te
A ti drugemu srce oddajaš
Pleševa
Ampak to je le v mojih sanjah
Ne, ne bo te, ne bo te več nazaj
Ne bo te več in gledam te
Ko brez mene z drugim stran odhajaš
Hočem te
A ti drugemu srce oddajaš
Pleševa
Ampak to je le v mojih sanjah
Ne, ne bo te nazaj

Slovenia in Eurovision

Slovenia made its debut in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1993 having previously entered the Eurovision Song Contest as part of Yugoslavia.

To date Slovenia’s best placing in the Eurovision Song Contest is seventh, which it achieved in 1995 and 2001. Whilst Slovenia has not won the Eurovision Song Contest it did win Eurovision Choir of the Year in 2017.

In 1988, the Yugoslav jury was based in the capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana, when they were called to give the decisive last votes of the contest which saw Switzerland beat the United Kingdom by just one point.

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