Slovenia 2015 | ESC Reporter
- Created: 2014
- Selection: EMA 2015
- Semi-final: 2
“Here For You”
- Music: Raay, Marjetka Vovk
- Lyrics: Raay, Charlie Mason
Slovene duo Maraaya consists of husband and wife team, Marjetka and Raay. The name Maraaya is a combination of both members’ names.
Maraaya formed in 2014, and released their debut single, “Lovin’ Me” in the same year. The song became a hit in Belgium, Germany, Italy and Slovenia.
Raay has composed the Slovenian entries for Eurovision 2014 and Junior Eurovision 2014, along with Marjetka. He has also composed the hit song, “My Way is My Decision”, for Slovene artist, Tina Maze.Marjetka and Raay have two sons together, Vid and Oskar. They also own a private music school where they teach young singers and musicians.
Maraaya wear their trademark studio headphones whenever they appear on stage. Marjetka says that this is so that she can evoke the same emotions on stage that she does in the studio.
In 2014, Raay was the composer of the Slovenian entry for Eurovision, “Round and Round”, which Tinkara Ković brought to the final in Copenhagen. Later that year, both Raay and Marjetka had a hand in writing Ula Ložar’s entry for Junior Eurovision 2014, “Nisi Sam”, which finished in 12th place.
On January 15, 2015, Maraaya were announced as one of the eight acts that would compete in EMA 2015, with their song “Here For You”.EMA 2015 took place on February 28. Eight acts took to the stage to compete for the chance to represent Slovenia in Vienna. After the performances, the panel of expert judges selected two acts to advance to the superfinal, Maraaya and Rudi Bucar. After another performance, and a public vote, Maraaya were crowned the winners of EMA 2015 and Slovenia’s representatives for Eurovision 2015.