This year the country will be represented by Zala Vidic. The 18-year old cellist won her country's national selection in January, being chosen as the best of eight candidates in the final by a jury consisting of: Živa Ploj Peršuh, Mate Bekavac and Tomaž Lorenz.
Starting her music career aged six, Zala was admitted to the Ljubljana Music & Ballet Conservatory in 2013 where she currently studies with Professor Karmen Pečar - who incidentally finished third at Eurovision Young Musicians in 2002. Lala has performed regularly in Slovenia since 2008, and has a collection of prizes to her name already including:
Additionally Zala also won second prize at the Petar Konjović international competition in Belgrade, Serbia; and has also won numerous awards as a member of the 'piano trio' (with Manja Slak – violin and Ana Čop - piano).