Slovenia pop singer who rose to fame in 2001 representing her home nation in the renowned Eurovision Song Contest. She has also released over half a dozen albums since her debut in 1999.
She was only two years old when her parents began to notice her talent for singing. Into her school years she sang in choir, learned to play the accordion, and joined a band.
She originally wanted to become a preschool teacher and worked briefly in a nursery before her music career began to take off.
Her birth name is Anuška Žnideršič. She married Frenk Derenda in 1995.
Much like Tinkara Kovac, she represented Slovenia in the Eurovision Song Contest.