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Maraaya
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Background
Origin Ljubljana, Slovenia
Years active 2014 – present
Label Dance and Love
2day Records
BIP Records
Website http://maraaya.com/
Members Marjetka Vovk
Aleš Vovk ("Raay")

Maraaya are a Slovene duo that represented Slovenia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 with the song "Here for You". The group's name is a combination of its members Marjetka and Raay's names, while its pronunciation means "She has Raay" in the Slovene language.

The duo of vocalist Marjetka Vovk (née Jurkovnik, born 19 July 1984) and producer Raay (real name: Aleš Vovk, born 7 July 1984), both previously members of the turbo-folk group Turbo Angels, was formed in 2014 when they released their first single "Lovin' Me". This song was a big success at dance and iTunes music charts in Belgium, Germany, Italy and Slovenia. This song was put on Polish Bravo Hits Zima 2015.

Raay is credited as the composer on Slovenia's 2014 Eurovision song "Round and Round", and they both contributed to Slovenia's 2014 Junior Eurovision song "Nisi sam (Your Light)". He also co-wrote and produced the music for "My Way Is My Decision", a hit song performed by Slovenian alpine skier Tina Maze. He wrote the music for many Slovenian pop artists.

Personal life

They are a married couple and have two sons, named Vid and Oskar.They have a private music school searching for and teaching young talented singers and musicians.

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