Slovakia in the Eurovision Song Contest 1993

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Eurovision Song Contest 1993
Country  Slovakia
National selection
Selection process Internal selection
Selected entrant Elán
Selected song "Amnestia na neveru"
Finals performance
Final result Failed to qualify
from pre-selection
Slovakia in the Eurovision Song Contest
1993 1994►

Slovakia first attempted to enter the Eurovision Song Contest in 1993 in Millstreet, Ireland, but were unsuccessful in qualifying.

Slovenská Televízia (STV), the Slovakian broadacter, selected Slovakian band Elán to represent them for the first time in Eurovision Song Contest history. The song that represented Slovakia in Kvalifikacija za Millstreet was "Amnestia na neveru" ("Amnesty to infidelity").

At Kvalifikacija za Millstreet[edit]

In the early 1990s Europe went through many political and geographical changes due to the dissolution of the Soviet Union and the disintegration of Yugoslavia. This caused problems for the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) who didn't want to see the contest expand so rapidly. The EBU's solution was to introduce a one-off contest called Kvalifikacija za Millstreet to help select three additional countries to perform at the 1993 Contest to be held on 15 May.[1]

The independently recognised countries of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Estonia, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia, and Slovenia, took part at the Kvalifikacija za Millstreet which was held at the RTV SLO Broadcasting Centre in Ljubljana, Slovenia on 3 April 1993. Slovakia performed 7th in the running order, following Slovenia. Elán received 50 points for their song and performance, placing 4th, thereby failing to qualify.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Riku (7 July 2012). "History: Eurovision Song Contest 1993 in Millstreet". ESCwebs.net. Retrieved 18 September 2012. 
  2. ^ the show "About the show". Eurovision Song Contest 1993. European Broadcasting Union. 16 May 1993. Retrieved 18 September 2012.