Slovenia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2001

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Eurovision Song Contest 2001
Country  Slovenia
National selection
Selection process EMA 2001
Selection date(s) Semi-final
23 February 2001
Final
24 February 2001
Selected entrant Nuša Derenda
Selected song "Energy"
Finals performance
Final result 7th, 70 points
Slovenia in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Slovenia returned to the Eurovision Song Contest in 2001 with Nuša Derenda and the song "Energy (song)". The song was selected as the Slovene entry after it won the Slovene national final, EMA 2001.

EMA 2001[edit]

The Slovene national broadcaster Radiotelevizija Slovenija (RTVSLO) held a national final to select the Slovene entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2001, held on 12 May 2001. A semi-final and a final were held on 23 and 24 February, where the winner in the final was selected by televoting, an expert jury and an RTVSLO jury.

Semi-final[edit]

The semi-final of EMA 2001 was held on 23 February, hosted by Mojca Mavec at the RTVSLO TV Studios in Ljubljana. 22 songs competed in total, with 12 qualifiers being selected from the top 6 songs from the televoting and six jury wildcards.

EMA 2001 - Semi-final - 23 February 2001
Draw Artist Song Televotes Place
1 Panda "Tok, tok" 1051 15
2 PAX "Ko so lipe cvetele" 3849 4
3 Tinkara Kovač "Sonce v oceh" 3580 5
4 Nuša Derenda "Ne, ni res" 6416 1
5 Jan Plestenjak "Vse je OK" 2026 10
6 Simona Weiss "Vse zivljenje" 2819 7
7 GIS "Sreca je" 1000 17
8 Damjana Golavsek "Stoletje sanj in miru" 1897 11
9 By The Way "Svet okoli mene" 1022 16
10 Deja Mušic & Katice "Angel luci" 1534 13
11 Polona "Samo lazi" 999 18
12 Lutke "Poklici me" 446 21
13 Ivo Spacapan "Za devetimi gorami" 615 20
14 Regina "Zaljubljena v maj" 1654 12
15 Nude "Ni cist greh" 2288 9
16 Kingston "Lunapark" 4441 3
17 So Real "Nedeljsko jutro" 444 22
18 Number One "Tell Me Why" 1161 14
19 Alenka Godec "Ce verjameš ali ne" 2465 8
20 Andraz Hribar "Zivljenje je" 2857 6
21 1X Orchestra "Ta ni zame" 766 19
22 Karmen Stavec "Ostani tu" 5096 2

Final[edit]

The final of EMA 2001 was held on 24 February 2001 at the RTVSLO TV Studios in Ljubljana, hosted by Miša Molk, Marcel Stefancic and Mojca Mavec. The winner was again decided by televoting, an expert jury and an RTVSLO jury.

The winner was Nuša Derenda with "Ne, ni res" (No, it's not true). The winner of the televoting was Karmen Stavec with "Ostani tu" (Stay here), however only came third overall.

EMA 2001 - Final - 24 February 2001
Draw Artist Song Points Place
1 PAX "Ko so lipe cvetele" 9 7
2 Tinkara Kovac "Sonce v oceh" 18 5
3 Nuša Derenda "Ne, ni res" 34 1
4 By The Way "Svet okoli mene" 5 12
5 Polona "Samo lazi" 13 6
6 Ivo Spacapan "Za devetimi gorami" 9 7
7 Regina "Zaljubljena v maj" 6 10
8 Nude "Ni cist greh" 6 10
9 Kingston "Lunapark" 8 9
10 Alenka Godec "Ce verjameš ali ne" 20 3
11 Andraz Hribar "Zivljenje je" 26 2
12 Karmen Stavec "Ostani tu" 20 3

At Eurovision[edit]

At Eurovision Derenda performed "Ne, ni res" in English as "Energy". On the night of the contest Derenda perform 17th in the running order, following the United Kingdom and preceding Poland. The Slovene votes were calculated through a public televote held after all songs had performed.

At the close of the voting, Slovenia, which had been one of the heavy favorites to win prior to the event, placed 7th in a field of 23, receiving 70 points. This was, and still is as of 2014, Slovenia's best place at Eurovision, along with Darja Švajger's "Prisluhni mi" from 1995. The results of Slovenia's televote showed that Estonia was the most voted song, gaining Slovenia's maximum 12 points.

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