Crank up the volume and prepare to be whisked away on a high-octane adventure with Slovenia’s Eurovision 2023 entry!

Meet Joker Out, the shagadelic rockers who are shaking up the competition with their foot-stomping, heart-thumping anthem, “Carpe Diem.”

With a blend of raw energy and infectiously cheeky charm, these indie rock sensations are here to prove that the Slovenian music scene is alive, kicking, and ready to conquer the Eurovision stage!

Today, we’re delving into the pulsating rhythms and vivacious verses of “Carpe Diem,” offering an analysis that’s as passionate as the performance itself.

I’ll share my candid thoughts on the song and the unforgettable stage show that got everyone talking. And for the music aficionados, get your vocal cords ready because we’ve also included the full lyrics for you to belt out!

Strap in, and let’s embark on a journey with Joker Out as they turn up the dial to eleven and invite us all to live life to the fullest, Eurovision style!

Are you ready to embrace the moment with Slovenia’s most electrifying export?

Let the show begin!

Who is Joker Out?

Joker Out is a dynamic five-member indie rock band hailing from Slovenia, known for their electrifying “Shagadelic Rock n’ Roll” sound.

The group consists of the charismatic Bojan Cvjetićanin on vocals, the rhythmic backbone Jure Maček on drums, the dual guitar prowess of Kris Guštin and Jan Peteh, and the groovy bass lines of Nace Jordan.

Formed in 2016, this band has quickly made a name for themselves with their energetic performances and catchy tunes.

In a thrilling turn of events, Joker Out was handpicked by the Slovenian national television to represent the country at the Eurovision Song Contest 2023. This selection was a significant nod to the band’s growing popularity and the unique flair they bring to the music scene.

Their internal selection is a testament to the confidence Slovenia has in their ability to captivate the international audience with their performance of “Carpe Diem.”

This choice also marks a strategic move as Slovenia aimed to stand out in the diverse and competitive Eurovision lineup with Joker Out’s distinctive style and stage presence.

With their Eurovision track “Carpe Diem,” Joker Out invites listeners to seize the day and embrace life’s fleeting moments, a message that resonates well beyond the stage and into the hearts of the audience.

Their participation in Eurovision is not just a milestone for the band but also a proud moment for Slovenia, as they send forth a group that embodies the spirit of modern Slovenian music on the global stage.

Song Analysis – “Carpe Diem”

“Carpe Diem” is a catchy anthem that rallies us to seize the day with unbridled enthusiasm. It’s an ode to living in the present, a high-energy homage to love and dance that dismisses any thought of tomorrow.

The lyrics kick off with a bang, setting the scene for a night filled with dance and play, disregarding the concept of a looming tomorrow. It’s all about the here and now, living life to its fullest without a single worry for what’s to come.

From there, we get imagery of dancing on thin ice, a metaphor for life’s urgent and transient nature, encouraging us to persist with passion despite uncertainties.

With a wink, the lyrics mock the relentless work life by suggesting it takes 810,000 years to catch a breath, spotlighting the silliness of not pausing to savor life’s delights.

The chorus, a catchy hook, urges us to dance and love ceaselessly, to defy time, and to aim for the heights of joy.

As the tune progresses, it calls for shedding the fake for the authentic, letting our genuine light shine in the darkness. It’s a call for realness in a world often masked by pretense. The band then turns up the volume on harmony and rejects the “game of hatred,” advocating for positivity and unity.

Ending on a high note, the song circles back to its core message of dancing, loving, and playing with the acknowledgment that such happiness is as boundless as the sky’s embrace. The concluding lines echo the fleeting nature of life, reminding us to live fully, as if there’s no tomorrow.

In essence, “Carpe Diem” is a sparkling rally cry for anyone who’s ever felt the urge to let loose and dance without care and Joker Out delivers the perfect nudge to do just that!

Overall Impression

From the moment Joker Out burst onto the Eurovision stage, it was clear that they were a force to be reckoned with. Their brand of fun and playfully chaotic energy was nothing short of infectious.

Watching them interact, it’s evident that their chemistry isn’t just for show—it’s the real deal, and it translates into a performance that’s bursting at the seams with joy.

Whether they were riffing off each other during interviews or shredding on stage, it was impossible not to crack a smile at their antics.

And let’s talk about the song itself!

“Carpe Diem” isn’t just a track—it’s a musical embodiment of the band’s seize-the-day attitude. The song’s driving beat and catchy hook are a siren call to anyone within earshot, beckoning them to get up and move.

True to its name, “Carpe Diem” is an anthem for anyone looking to grab life by the reins and dance their way through it.

Now, despite their undeniable impact, Joker Out’s journey ended with a heartbreaking 21st place finish in the Grand Final.

Some might say it’s a surprising outcome for such a standout performance, but the true victory for Joker Out lies beyond the leaderboard.

This song has etched itself into the hearts of Eurovision fans everywhere, and it’s destined to be a go-to jam for years to come.

So, no matter the final score, Joker Out has triumphed in capturing the spirit of Eurovision: bringing people together through the universal language of music and an unapologetic zest for life.

Rock on, Joker Out—your legacy at Eurovision 2023 will be remembered every time we hit play and let “Carpe Diem” take us away!

Joker Out – “Carpe Diem” – Lyrics (Original)

Mi bomo celo noč plesali
Ljubili se in se igrali
Kot da nas jutri več ne bo

Vedno manj besed
Tanek led pod nogami žge
Mi pa bežimo s prepiha

810.000 let moraš delat’ le
Da duša malo zadiha

(An ban, pet podgan)
Ti loviš, če preživiš
(Jaz ti bom vzel vse)
Ti ničesar ne dobiš
(Ah, ah, oww)
Si tega res želiš?

Igra sovraštva je za vas,
Hvala lepa ne računajte na nas
Na nas

Mi bomo celo noč plesali
Ljubili se in se igrali
Kot da nas jutri več ne bo
Ne bomo šteli ur do zore
Preskakovali bomo gore
Da nas objame nebo

Prvi dež odplaknil ves bo blišč
Da ne bi kradel magije s plesišč
Tema bo prižgala žar v očeh

Igra sovraštva je za vas,
Hvala lepa ne računajte na nas
Še bolj na glas

Mi bomo celo noč plesali
Ljubili se in se igrali
Kot da nas jutri več ne bo
Ne bomo šteli ur do zore
Preskakovali bomo gore

Sprejeli, da smo večni samo
In srečni samo, ko objema nas nebo

Vso noč do jutra smo plesali
Ljubili se in se igrali
Živeli, kot da jutri nаѕ mogoče več
Ne bo

Joker Out – “Carpe Diem” – Lyrics (Translated)

We’ll be dancing all night long
We’ll love each other and play
As if there was no tomorrow

Ever fewer words
Thin ice burning under our feet
But we’re running away from the draught

You must only work for 810,000 years
To make your soul breathe a little

(Eeny, meeny, miny, moe)
You win if you stay alive
(I’ll take everything)
You get nothing
(Ah, ah, oww)
Do you really want it like this?

The game of hatred is your thing
Thank you, don’t count on us
On us

We’ll be dancing all night long
We’ll love each other and play
As if there was no tomorrow
We won’t count the hours until the dawn arises
We’ll jump across the mountains
To be embraced by the sky

The first rain will wash away all the fake glitter
So it stops stealing the magic from the dance floors
The darkness will bring out the shine in our eyes

The game of hatred is your thing
Thank you, don’t count on us
We’ll be even louder

We’ll be dancing all night long
We’ll love each other and play
As if there was no tomorrow
We won’t count the hours until the dawn arises
We’ll jump across the mountains

We’ll accept that we are eternal and happy
Only as long as the sky keeps embracing us

We’ll be dancing all night long
We’ll love each other and play
As if there was
No tomorrow

Final Thoughts – Joker Out – “Carpe Diem”

As the band takes their bow and the final chords of “Carpe Diem” fade out, we’re left with the echoes of a performance that truly rocked the Eurovision stage.

Joker Out may have finished 21st, but in our hearts and playlists, they’ve scored a perfect douze-points for bringing such unstoppable energy and a true rock n’ roll spirit to the contest.

So, what’s your take on Slovenia’s hip-shaking, day-seizing anthem? Did Joker Out’s “Carpe Diem” have you tapping your feet and dreaming of seizing your own Eurovision stage?

Drop your thoughts in the comments and let’s keep the conversation going!

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