Slovenia in the Eurovision Song Contest
|Member station||RTV SLO|
|National selection events||Slovenski izbor za Pesem Evrovizije (1993, 1995),
EMA (1996-1999, 2001-2012, 2014-),
Misija Evrovizija (2012),
Internal selection (2013)
|Appearances||19 (11 finals)|
|Best result||7th: 1995, 2001|
|Worst result||Last: 2013 SF|
← Yugoslavia's page at Eurovision.tv
Slovenia has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 18 times, debuting at the 1993 contest after coming first the qualification round "Kvalifikacija za Millstreet", which was actually hosted in Slovenia itself, and competing in every year since, with the exceptions of 1994 and 2000, after poor results prevented Slovenia from competing.
Slovenia's best position was 7th, when Darja Švajger sang "Prisluhni mi" at the Eurovision Song Contest 1995, and in 2001 when Nuša Derenda sang "Energy". Darja Švajger has represented the country twice, in 1995 and 1999.
However, since the introduction of semi-finals at Eurovision in 2004 Slovenia's record at Eurovision has been poor; for 5 years the Slovene entry was relegated to the semi-finals. However, in 2007, Alenka Gotar progressed Slovenia to the final for the first time with the song "Cvet z juga". At the final she came 15th. Slovenia qualified for the final again in 2011 with Maja Keuc's "No One". She eventually placed 13th, Slovenia's best ranking since 2002. However, her 96 points are the most points Slovenia has ever received in the final (Alenka Gotar in 2007 received more points in the semi-final than Maja Keuc, but she performed in a field of 28 countries, while Keuc performed in a field of 19 countries.)
During the voting at the Eurovision Song Contest 2009, the Slovenian spokesperson Peter Poles jokingly requested a minutes silence, in order to commemorate the fact that Slovenia did not get to the final for two years running, however the silence only lasted 14 seconds.
- Second place
- Third place
- Last place
- Automatically qualified to the final
- Did not qualify for the final
- Did not compete or was relegated
|1993||1X Band||Slovene||"Tih deževen dan"||22||9||1||54|
|1995||Darja Švajger||Slovene||"Prisluhni mi"||7||84|
|1996||Regina||Slovene||"Dan najlepših sanj"||21||16||19||30|
|1997||Tanja Ribič||Slovene||"Zbudi se"||10||60||
|1998||Vili Resnik||Slovene||"Naj bogovi slišijo"||18||17|
|1999||Darja Švajger||English||"For a Thousand Years"||11||50|
|2006||Anžej Dežan||English||"Mr Nobody"||
|2007||Alenka Gotar||Slovene||"Cvet z juga"||15||66||7||140|
|2008||Rebeka Dremelj||Slovene||"Vrag naj vzame"||
|2009||Quartissimo feat. Martina Majerle||English, Slovene||"Love Symphony"||
|2010||Ansambel Žlindra and Kalamari||Slovene||"Narodnozabavni rock"||
|2011||Maja Keuc||English||"No One"||13||96||3||112|
|2013||Hannah Mancini||English||"Straight into Love"||
|2014||Tinkara Kovač||English, Slovene||"Round and Round"|
NOTE: If a country had won the previous year, they did not have to compete in the semi-finals the following year. In addition from 2004-2007, the top ten countries who were not members of the big four did not have to compete in the semi-finals the following year. If, for example, Germany and France placed inside the top ten, the countries who placed 11th and 12th were advanced to the following year's grand final along with the rest of the top ten countries.
As of 2013, Slovenia's voting history is as follows:
- Winner – Slovenia gave 12 points to a winning song / Slovenia won the contest.
- Second place – Slovenia gave 12 points to a runner-up song / Slovenia was runner-up in the contest.
- Third place – Slovenia gave 12 points to a third place song / Slovenia came third place in the contest.
- Qualified – Slovenia gave 12 points to a song that qualified to the Grand Finals / Slovenia qualified to the Grand Finals.
- Non-qualified – Slovenia gave 12 points to a song that did not qualify to the Grand Finals / Slovenia did not qualify to the Grand Finals.
|1994||Relegated||No semi-finals||Relegated||No semi-finals|
|2004||Serbia and Montenegro||Serbia and Montenegro||Did not Qualify||
|2005||Croatia||Croatia||Did not Qualify||
|2006||Bosnia and Herzegovina||Bosnia and Herzegovina||Did not Qualify||
|2008||Serbia||Bosnia and Herzegovina||Did not Qualify||
|2009||Norway||Serbia||Did not Qualify||
|2010||Denmark||Croatia||Did not Qualify||
|2011||Bosnia and Herzegovina||Bosnia and Herzegovina|| Bosnia and Herzegovina
|Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|2012||Serbia||Serbia||Did not Qualify||
|2013||Denmark||Ukraine||Did not Qualify||
1 The voting for the 1996 pre-qualifying round is unknown to date.
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|1988-1989||Marjeta Keršič Svetel|
- From 1961 until 1991 Slovenia competed as part of Yugoslavia