Slovenia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2004

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Eurovision Song Contest 2004
Country  Slovenia
National selection
Selection process EMA 2004
Selection date(s) Semifinals
11 January 2004
18 January 2004
25 January 2004
1 February 2004
Final
15 February 2004
Selected entrant Platin
Selected song "Stay forever"
Finals performance
Semi-final result Failed to qualify
(21st, 5 points)
Slovenia in the Eurovision Song Contest
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EMA 2004[edit]


EMA 2004 held on 15 February 2004 in Hall A - Gospodarsko Razstavišče, Ljubljana. Unlike previous editions of EMA this contains 4 weekly semifinals on 11th, 18, 25 January, and 1 February 2004. Total of 32 entrants participated in the EMA 2004, but only half of them; 16 made to the finale night in which was chosen the Eurovision Song Contest 2004 representative.
Presenters of EMA 2004 were Miša Molk, Peter Poles, and Bernarda Žarn. But Molk didn't appear in semifinals as a presenter, Poles and Žarn appear in the finale as co-presenters in green room and spokespersons of televote points.

Platin[edit]

Platin (Duo Platin) is a Slovenian music duet. The singers are Simon Platin and Diana Platin. They married in Turkey, while they were representing Slovenia in Eurovision Song Contest 2004.

Semi-finals[edit]

Four semifinals held on 11, 18, 25 January and 1 February 2004. Eight participants performed a song in each semifinal. At the end of each semifinal viewers were given 5min to cast a televote during a Eurovision medley performed by semifinal participants. The three with the highest televote score qualified for the final.

When semifinals were completed the jury was asked to vote. The jury chose a "wildcard" from each heat to proceed to the final night.

Semi-final 1 (EMA 04 - predizbor 01)

# Title Artist Televotes Place
1 "Brez mej" Mojca Brecelj 924 8
2 "Sanje" Aljoša Kovačič 941 7
3 "Plave očij" Regina 3315 2
4 "Stay forever" Platin 6824 1
5 "Kar me ne ubije, me krepi" Johnny Bravo 1689 6
6 "If you" Diona Dim 3198 3
7 "Pot do sreče" Mikola 1888 5
8 "O, ženske, ženske" Tulio Furlanič 2654 4

Semi-final 2 (EMA 04 - predizbor 02)

# Title Artist Televotes Place
1 "Nič ne ustavi me" Monika Pučelj 2953 2
2 "Cry on my shoulder" Natalija Verboten 11694 1
3 "Si tukaj al' te ni" Jasmina Cafnik 588 8
4 "Here and there and everywhere" Chantal Hartmann 1655 4
5 "Svet se vrti nazaj" Marijan Novina 1206 7
6 "Če zdaj odideš sama" Yuhubanda 2478 3
7 "Ni bilo zaman" Ana Dežman 1386 6
8 "Boš prišla" Kalamari 1649 5

Semi-final 3 (EMA 04 - predizbor 03)

# Title Artist Televotes Place
1 "Tvoj svet" Panda feat. Trkaj 1633 6
2 "Kralj neba" Polona 2580 3
3 "Junak" Prava stvar 1779 5
4 "Lights into my eyes" Number one 1049 7
5 "Kako naj vem" Victory 1027 8
6 "Fluid" Alya 3091 2
7 Mavrica Kristina Oberzan 1904 4
8 "Moja moč" Damijana Godnič 3217 1

Semi-final 4 (EMA 04 - predizbor 04)

# Title Artist Televotes Place
1 "No reason to cry" November 1345 5
2 "Ne boš se igral" Rebeka Dremelj 4244 1
3 "Tvoj glas" Ylenia Zobec 1493 4
4 "Slovo brez mej" Maja Slatinšek 3962 2
5 "Kliše" Rožmarinke 2264 3
6 "In ti greš" Pop design 1097 8
7 "Požar" Žana & RnB wannabes 1322 6
8 "Živa" Katrinas 1195 7

Final[edit]

Sixteen acts chosen in heats participated in EMA 2004 finale. On 15 February 2004 held two round selection process to determinate Slovenian representative in the Eurovision Song Contest 2004. In round one mixature vote of jury and televote determinate three superfinalists, in round two teleote determinate Eurovision Song contest 2004 representative.
Panel


Round One

Draw Song Artist Panel
Points
Televotes Televote
Points
Score Placing
1 Če zdaj odideš sama Yuhubanda 0 2557 4 4 11
2 Ne boš se igral Rebeka Dremelj 0 3698 5 5 10
3 Kralj neba Polona 3 2220 0 3 12
4 Cry on my shoulders Natalija Verboten 0 17754 12 12 4
5 Nič ne ustavi me Monika Pučelj 8 2506 3 11 5
6 Fluid Alya 4 4436 8 12 3
7 Tvoj glas Ylenia Zobec 7 1437 0 7 7
8 Junak Prava stvar 0 1292 0 0 14=
9 Kliše Rožmarinke 12 4080 6 18 2
10 Plave očij Regina 1 2446 2 3 13
11 O, ženske, ženske Tulio Furlanič 6 1556 0 6 8
12 If you Diona Dim 5 2238 1 6 9
13 Slovo brez mej Maja Slatinšek 2 4263 7 9 6
14 Stay forever Platin 10 11046 10 20 1
15 Svet se vrti nazaj Marijan Novina 0 1595 0 0 14=
16 Moja moč Damijana Godnič 0 1512 0 0 14=

Round Two

Song title Artist Televotes Placing
Fluid Alya 19,048 3
Kliše Rožmarinke 21,805 2
Stay Forever Platin 31,279 1

Controversy[edit]

Like in many previous editions of EMA, the public televote and the jury awarded conflicting scores. This caused some controversy, because the strongest televote favorite Natalija Verboten, received 0 points from the jury. Similarly, Bepop in 2003, Karmen Stavec in 2002, and Tinkara Kovač in 1999 were also televote favorites. These entries usually came 2nd, or failed to qualify for the semifinals, because the points awarded by the jury outweighed the points they received from the televotes.
The controversy resulted in the 2005 EMA scores basing solely on the results of the televote.

At Eurovision[edit]

Slovenia performed 16th in the semi final. It finished on second last 21st place with only 5 points, failing to qualify to the Grand Finals

Points awarded to Slovenia[edit]

Points Awarded to Slovenia (Semi-Final)
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

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