Slovenia in the Eurovision Song Contest

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For Slovenia's most recent participation, see Slovenia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2014.
Slovenia
Yugoslavia
Flag
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
Appearances 20 (12 finals)
First appearance 1993
Best result 7th: 1995, 2001
Worst result Last: 2013 SF
External links
Slovenia
Yugoslavia's page at Eurovision.tv

Slovenia has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 20 times since its debut in 1993. Since then, the country has missed only two contests, in 1994 and 2000.

Slovenia's best result in the contest is seventh place, both in 1995 with Darja Švajger and 2001 with Nuša Derenda. The country's only other top ten result being a tenth place finish for Tanja Ribič in 1997. Since the introduction of the semi-final round in 2004, Slovenia has failed to reach the final on eight occasions, and made it to the final in 2007, 2011 and 2014.

History[edit]

Slovenia made its debut 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 had previously been represented at the contest as Yugoslavia between 1961 and 1991. Four of the 27 entries were from Slovene artists.

The Slovene national final to select their entry is EMA, broadcast, along with Eurovision, by Radiotelevizija Slovenija (RTV SLO).

Contestants[edit]

For contestants prior to 1993, see Yugoslavia in the Eurovision Song Contest.
Table key
  Winner
  Second place
  Third place
  Last place
Year Artist Language Title Final Points Semi Points
1993 1X Band Slovene "Tih deževen dan" 22 9 1 54
1994 Did not participate
1995 Darja Švajger Slovene "Prisluhni mi" 7 84 No Semi-Finals
1996 Regina Slovene "Dan najlepših sanj" 21 16 19 30
1997 Tanja Ribič Slovene "Zbudi se" 10 60 No Semi-Finals
1998 Vili Resnik Slovene "Naj bogovi slišijo" 18 17
1999 Darja Švajger English "For a Thousand Years" 11 50
2000 Did not participate
2001 Nuša Derenda English "Energy" 7 70 No Semi-Finals
2002 Sestre Slovene "Samo ljubezen" 13 33
2003 Karmen Stavec English "Nanana" 23 7
2004 Platin English "Stay Forever" Failed to qualify 21 5
2005 Omar Naber Slovene "Stop" Failed to qualify 12 69
2006 Anžej Dežan English "Mr Nobody" Failed to qualify 16 49
2007 Alenka Gotar Slovene "Cvet z juga" 15 66 7 140
2008 Rebeka Dremelj Slovene "Vrag naj vzame" Failed to qualify 11 36
2009 Quartissimo feat. Martina Majerle English, Slovene "Love Symphony" Failed to qualify 16 14
2010 Ansambel Žlindra and Kalamari Slovene "Narodnozabavni rock" Failed to qualify 16 6
2011 Maja Keuc English "No One" 13 96 3 112
2012 Eva Boto Slovene "Verjamem" Failed to qualify 17 31
2013 Hannah Mancini English "Straight into Love" Failed to qualify 16 8
2014 Tinkara Kovač English, Slovene "Round and Round" 25 9 10 52

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.

Voting history[edit]

As of 2014, Slovenia's voting history is as follows:

Commentators[edit]

Year(s) Commentators
19611984 Tomaž Terček
19861987 Miša Molk
1988-1989 Marjeta Keršič Svetel
1990 Saša Gerdej
1991-1992 Miša Molk
1993 Tajda Lekše
1994-1995 Damjana Golavšek
19962000 Miša Molk
20012004 Andrea F
20052007 Mojca Mavec
20082014 Andrej Hofer
  • From 1961 until 1991 Slovenia competed as part of Yugoslavia

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