Maja Keuc
Maja Keuc in 2011
Maja Keuc in 2011
Background information
Also known asAmaya
Born (1992-01-16) 16 January 1992 (age 32)
Maribor, Slovenia
Genres
Occupation(s)Singer
Instrument(s)Vocals
Years active2010–present

Maja Keuc (born 16 January 1992), also known as Amaya, is a Slovenian singer. She represented Slovenia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011.

Career

Keuc was born on 16 January 1992 in Maribor, Slovenia.[1] During her childhood, she joined the "English student theatre" where she got a lot of stage experience including singing, dancing and playing instruments. In 2010, Maja competed in the talent show Slovenija ima talent (Slovenia's Got Talent) and finished as a runner-up to a 7-year-old girl Lina Kuduzović.[2]

She represented Slovenia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 with the song "No One" eventually finishing 13th in the grand final. She finished 3rd in the second semi-final with 113 points. According to jury votes only in semi-final she would have finished 1st (3rd by televoters) and according to votes only from jury in final she would finish 4th (but only 22nd by televoters).[3][4]

She released her second studio album Fairytales in September 2016, under the name Amaya.[5]

Personal life

Keuc was engaged to Swedish band Dirty Loops vocalist Jonah Nilsson, but they later separated. She lives in Stockholm, Sweden.[5][6]

Discography

Studio albums

Singles

References

  1. ^ "Maja Keuc Biografija". Ekskluzvino (in Slovenian). Archived from the original on 27 February 2011.
  2. ^ "24ur.com – Najbolj obiskana spletna stran v Sloveniji". Talent.24ur.com. n.d. Retrieved 6 November 2011.
  3. ^ "Foto in video: Zaradi Maje Keuc bo Evrovizija dišala po Vaniliji! :: Prvi interaktivni multimedijski portal, MMC RTV Slovenija". Rtvslo.si. n.d. Retrieved 6 November 2011.
  4. ^ Tekst: (ča) (27 February 2011). "EMA 2011: V Düsseldorf bo odpotovala Maja Keuc s pesmijo Vanilija | Dnevnik". Dnevnik.si. Retrieved 6 November 2011.
  5. ^ a b Adams, William Lee (5 July 2016). "Amaya – The artist formerly known as Maja Keuc – Talks love, her new album, and Melodifestivalen". wiwibloggs.com. Wiwibloggs.
  6. ^ "Maja Keuc se bo poročila! :: Žurnal 24". Žurnal24.si. n.d. Retrieved 6 June 2016.