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.
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.
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.