Karmen Stavec

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Karmen Stavec
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Karmen Stavec
Background information
Born (1973-12-21) 21 December 1973 (age 45)
West Berlin, West Germany

Karmen Stavec (born 21 December 1973) is a Slovene musician and pop singer.

Early years[edit]

Karmen was born in West Berlin, at that time part of West Germany, to Slovene parents. After graduation she came to Domžale, Slovenia, where she joined the dance duo "4 Fun". She also began to study Germanic studies at the Philosophical Faculty at the University of Ljubljana. In 1998 she started her own solo career.

Music career[edit]

She has participated four times in Slovene national selection, called "EMA" for the Eurovision song contest in 1998 (with Patrik Greblo), EMA 2001, EMA 2002 and EMA 2003. In 2002, at the EMA, she took second place behind the transvestite trio Sestre ("The Sisters"), although she received the highest number of points from televoting.[1][2] Her song, "Še in še" won the National Finals Song Contest. In 2003 she won, and she represented Slovenia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2003, where she finished in 23rd place with the song "Nanana", sung in English. The Slovene version of the song is called Lep poletni dan (meaning A Nice Summer Day).

In 2008, Karmen announced a return to the music scene with another entry in EMA 2009 with the song "A si želiš".[3] She finished third in the semi-finals and tenth in the final.


  • Ostani Tu (2001)
  • Karmen (2003)


  1. ^ "Transvestite Sisters stir Eurovision storm". BBC News. 5 March 2002. Retrieved 30 April 2010.
  2. ^ "The Sisters' Second Act". TIME. 21 March 2002. Retrieved 30 April 2010.
  3. ^ "Eurovision Song Contest Oslo 2010". 1 February 2009. Retrieved 30 April 2010.
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
with "Samo ljubezen"
Slovenia in the Eurovision Song Contest
Succeeded by
with "Stay Forever"