Slovenia and Austria are neighbours and, dare I say, slightly influenced by one another culturally. At least they follow the same pattern when they select their songs for Eurovision.
Give them a choice between safe and outrageous and they will always go for the safe option. Austria did it, Slovenia did it. But outrageous is often what you need in order to get noticed among forty-two other entries.
Oh, well. Every country has its own Kelly Clarkson, and this is what she looks and sounds like in Slovenia:
Maja Keuc - Vanilija (Slovenia 2011)
Not every country has its own Lady Gaga, however. But April was not a gamble the Slovenians wanted to take on.
April - Ladadidej (Slovenia 2011 runner-up)