Slovenian Eva Boto is just 16, the youngest contestant in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest.
Still at school in a small town in the north of Slovenia, Boto hopes her age will work in her favour.
She said: “I think the fact that I will be the youngest performer could be good for me, because I know that at the Eurovision song contest they will be talking about how ‘She’s only 16’.
“But otherwise it is normal that there is some pressure and all that. It seems to me that the younger you are, the easier it is to handle all that because you have more energy, more enthusiasm, more adrenaline. So maybe that is where my advantage might be. We’ll see.”
Eva has been singing since she was a small child and aged 10 she won an international singing competition in Austria.
She will sing Verjamem which means I Believe. It is a joint effort; written by a Slovenian lyricist with the melody by a Serbian composer.
Eva will represent Slovenia in the second half of the second semi final on May 24 in Baku in Azerbaijan.