Slovenia in the Eurovision Song Contest 1998

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Eurovision Song Contest 1998
Country  Slovenia
National selection
Selection process EMA 1998
Selected entrant Vili Resnik
Selected song "Naj bogovi slišijo"
Finals performance
Final result 18th, 17 points
Slovenia in the Eurovision Song Contest
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EMA 1998[edit]

The Slovene Final was held at the RTVSLO TV Studios in Ljubljana, hosted by Mojca Mavec. The winner was chosen by televoting.

EMA 1998 - 28 February 1998

# Artist Song Place Points
1 Magnifico "Silvia" 5 3558
2 Vili Resnik "Naj bogovi slišijo" 1 7391
3 Pop Design "Nora noč" 13 911
4 Miran Rudan "Cvetje in vrtovi" 10 1377
5 Aurora "Pesem zate" 14 480
6 Victory "Zapri oči" 4 4221
7 Damjana "Ljubim, ljubiš" 9 1448
8 Karmen Stavec and Patrik Greblo "Kje pesem je doma" 7 2298
9 Sound Attack "Zakaj odšel ni" 8 1628
10 Deja Mušič "Ljubezen" 11 1257
11 Janez Rijavec and Vladimir Čadež "Pusti času čas" 2 6103
12 Darja Švajger "Ljubezen ne odhaja" 6 3224
13 Regina "Glas gora" 3 5694
14 Obvezna smer "Ko pade noč" 12 980

The Winner[edit]

Vili Resnik previously came equal 10th in the 1990 Yugoslav Final as lead singer of 'Pop Design', 5th in the 1996 Slovene Final and 6th in 1997. At the ESC he came 18th, where one of his backing singers was Karmen Stavec who would go on to represent Slovenia in ESC 2003. His pianist was Urša Vlasic who came 13th in the 1988 Yugoslav Final and equal 15th in 1990 (as Urša Drinovec). Darja Svajger represented Slovenia in 1995, while Regina did the same in 1996. Miran Rudan was a backing singer for Italy in the 1990 ESC.

Voting[edit]

Points awarded to Slovenia[edit]

Points Awarded to Slovenia
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

Points awarded by Slovenia[edit]

12 points  Croatia
10 points  Norway
8 points  Germany
7 points  Israel
6 points  Belgium
5 points  United Kingdom
4 points  Macedonia
3 points  Malta
2 points  Estonia
1 point  Ireland