Eva Boto was born on December 1st, 1995. She lives in the small town of Šentjanž pri Dravogradu, 120 kilometres from the Slovene capital Ljubljana, and lies in the north-eastern part of Slovenia. Eva is now a second-year student attending the Ravne na Koroškem High School, but she is already thinking about continuing her studies in Graz, Austria, or London, UK, where she would like to study soloist singing. She has been singing since a very early age and practices daily in her specially designed music room at her home. At 10 years of age, Eva entered an international singing competition in Austria and won. Later, she performed several times at the FENS Youth Musical Festival, where she once finished in third place, once she was the runner-up and twice the winner. Eva Boto was only 15, when she applied to audition for the Mission Eurovision contest and assured herself a place amongst the 32 male and female singers, who performed at the television show of the TV Slovenija Entertainment Department. The national broadcaster produced this series of programmes, which started on October 2nd, 2011 and ended this February, with only one goal in mind: to choose the singer who would represent Slovenia at the Eurovision song Contest.
Eva Boto’s convincing renditions of Mariah Carey’s, Shaina Twain’s, Irene Cara’s, Leone Lewis’ and Darja Švajger’s (she represented Slovenia at the Eurovision song contest in 1995), made a huge impression on the members of the jury and audiences alike. In the end, Eva Boto won a land slide number of votes with the song I Believe, one of the three she sang on the final night of Mission Ema 2012. Eva’s favourite singer is Beyonce, but she likes 1980s and 1990s music as well. In her spare time, Eva plays guitar, plays with her dog and cat and, as every teenager loves to hang out with her friends. She’s no stranger to computers and make-up, either. Eva enjoys cooking, especially baking. She is very emotional and sometimes shy. Her biggest bad habit is laziness. Eva’s best friends and supporters in life and in her music career are her mother, father and elder sister Sanja.
Performance on the large Eurovision stage in Baku is going to be Eva’s greatest life experience and challenge so far. She is looking forward to it!