Slovenia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012

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Eurovision Song Contest 2012
Country  Slovenia
National selection
Selection process Artist: Misija Evrovizija
EMA 2012
Song: EMA 2012
Selection date(s) Misija Evrovizija
2 October 2011 -
8 January 2012
EMA
26 February 2012
Selected entrant Eva Boto
Selected song "Verjamem"
Finals performance
Semi-final result Failed to qualify (17th, 31 points)
Slovenia in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Slovenia participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 in Baku, Azerbaijan. The Slovenian entry was selected through two national selections: Misija Evrovizija, a talent selection used to find two finalist singers and EMA 2012, a national final that selected both the singer and the song, both organised by the Slovenian broadcaster Radiotelevizija Slovenija (RTVSLO). Eva Boto represented Slovenia with the song "Verjamem", which failed to qualify from the second semi-final, achieving 17th place with 31 points.[1][2]

National Final[edit]

On 22 June, RTVSLO announced their participation in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012, held in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Two selections will determine Slovenia's Eurovision representative. First, the show Misija Evrovizija (Mission Eurovision) will be used to select two candidates, and then in EMA 2012 an artist and the song will be chosen between the two candidates. Both events will be presented by Klemen Slakonja.

Misija Evrovizija[edit]

Misija Evrovizija (Mission Eurovision) is a three month long selection process on three phases:

  1. Regional Auditions - In 5 Slovene cities: Celje, Novo Mesto, Koper, Maribor, Ljubljana, regional auditions are held, open to any artist older than 16. Producers of ME will chose top 130 auditionees to proceed to next round.
  2. Judges auditions - The 130 artists chosen from the previous round will perform in front of 3 judges. 32 contestants will be selected to proceed to next round.
  3. Live Shows - 32 acts will compete on live shows, with public votes deciding which ones are eliminated, until two candidates remains.

The names of the four judges that will oversee Misija Evrovizija were disclosed on 8 September:[3]

The show will start on 2 October 2011 and is scheduled to finish in January 2012.[4][5]

Round 1[edit]

First heat - 2 October 2011[edit]

Draw Artist Song (original artists) Result
1 Janja Kobale "Rolling in the Deep" (Adele) Eliminated
2 Sylvo "Tainted Love" (Soft Cell) Eliminated
3 Klemen Orter "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" (Judy Garland) Safe
4 Tamara Goričanec "Ključ do srca" (Anja Rupel) Eliminated
5 Biba & Bibitas "Moon River" (Audrey Hepburn) Eliminated
6 Nadja Irgolič "The Climb" (Miley Cyrus) Safe
7 Aljoša Keber "Grenade" (Bruno Mars) Safe
8 Brina Vidic "You Know I'm No Good" (Amy Winehouse) Safe

Second heat - 9 October 2011[edit]

Draw Artist Song (original artists) Result
1 Gašper Rifelj "Bed of Roses" (Bon Jovi) Safe
2 Flora Ema Lotrič "Stuck" (Caro Emerald) Safe
3 Ž-Lajf "Sex Bomb" (Tom Jones) Eliminated
4 Leaparfume "Hvala za vijolice" (Bilbi) Eliminated
5 Nastja Gabor "Molitva" (Marija Šerifović) Safe
6 Sara Špelec "The Show Must Go On" (Queen) Eliminated
7 Domonik Vodopivec "Plan B" (Anžej Dežan) Eliminated
8 Eva Boto "Because of You" (Kelly Clarkson) Safe

Third heat - 16 October 2011[edit]

Draw Artist Song (original artists) Result
1 Manuela Brečko "Something in the Water" (Brooke Fraser) Safe
2 Alex Volasko "Stop" (Omar Naber) Eliminated
3 Adrijana Lorber "Price Tag" (Jessie J) Eliminated
4 Nina Bauman "Superwoman" (Alicia Keys) Eliminated
5 Sarah Senica "Veter z Juga" (Tinkara Kovač) Safe
6 Nika & Eva Prusnik "Je Veux" (Zaz) Safe
7 Klemen Mramor "Use Somebody" (Kings of Leon) Eliminated
8 Nika Zorjan "Listen" (Beyoncé) Safe

Fourth heat - 23 October 2011[edit]

Draw Artist Song (original artists) Result
1 Maja Založnik "Love You I Do" (Jennifer Hudson) Safe
2 Alino Juhart "Valerie" (The Zutons) Eliminated
3 Tanja Srednik "Blues in the Night" (Blues in the Night) Eliminated
4 Me 4 "Mercy" (Duffy) Eliminated
5 Barbara Vauda "Saving All My Love" (Whitney Houston) Safe
6 David Matiči "Let Me Entertain You" (Robbie Williams) Safe
7 Maks Verderber "Somewhere There's a Someone" (Dean Martin) Eliminated
8 Sara Jagrič "Hallelujah" (Leonard Cohen) Safe

Round 2[edit]

Heat 1 & 2 qualifiers - 30 October 2011[edit]

Draw Artist Song (original artists) Result
1 Aljoša Keber "Born This Way" (Lady Gaga) Eliminated
2 Maja Založnik "V Meni Je Moč" (Alenka Godec) Eliminated
3 Sarah Senica "Can I Walk With You" (Jessica Simpson) Eliminated
4 Gašper Rifelj "Insieme: 1992" (Toto Cutugno) Safe
5 Eva Boto "Hero" (Mariah Carey) Safe
6 Flora Ema Lotrič "A Night like This" (Caro Emerald) Safe
7 Barbara Vauda "California King Bed" (Rihanna) Eliminated
8 Nika & Eva Prusnik "Satellite" (Lena Meyer-Landrut) Safe

Heat 3 & 4 qualifiers - 6 November 2011[edit]

Draw Artist Song (original artists) Result
1 Brina Vidic "I'm Like a Bird" (Nelly Furtado) Safe
2 Manuela Brečko "Fuckin' Perfect" (Pink) Safe
3 Klemen Orter "Empire State of Mind" (Jay-Z feat. Alicia Keys) Eliminated
4 Sara Jagrič "There You'll Be" (Faith Hill) Eliminated
5 Nastja Gabor "It's Raining Men" (Geri Halliwell) Eliminated
6 David Matići "Moja" (Toše Proeski) Eliminated
7 Nadja Irgolič "This Is Me" (Demi Lovato) Safe
8 Nika Zorjan "My Heart Will Go On" (Céline Dion) Safe

Round 3[edit]

Semi-final 1 – 13 November 2011[edit]

Draw Artist Song (original artists) Result
1 Manuela Brečko "Like a Prayer" (Madonna) Safe
2 Flora Ema Lotrič "Think Twice" (Céline Dion) Bottom two
3 Gašper Rifelj "All I Wanna Do Is Make Love To You" (Heart) Bottom two
4 Nika & Eva Prusnik "Gangsta's Paradise" (Coolio feat. L.V.) Safe
5 Nika Zorjan "Would I Lie To You?" (Charles & Eddie) Safe
6 Nadja Irgolič "Ironic" (Alanis Morissette) Safe
7 Brina Vidic "The Most Beautiful Girl In The World" (Prince) Safe
8 Eva Boto "Any Man of Mine" (Shania Twain) Safe
Final Showdown
1 Flora Ema Lotrič "Stuck" (Caro Emerald) Safe
2 Gašper Rifelj "Bed of Roses" (Bon Jovi) Eliminated

Semi-final 2 – 20 November 2011[edit]

Draw Artist Song (original artists) Result
1 Nika Zorjan "Ladadidej" (April) Safe
2 Flora Ema Lotrič "Malo tu, malo tam" (Neisha) Safe
3 Nadja Irgolič "Alya" (Alya) Bottom two
4 Brina Vidic "Moje luči" (Tabu) Bottom two
5 Eva Boto "Prisluhni mi" (Darja Svajger) Safe
6 Manuela Brečko "Dež" (Nina Pušlar) Safe
7 Nika & Eva Prusnik "Samo malo" (Magnifico & Turbolentza) Safe
Final Showdown
1 Nadja Irgolič "The Climb" (Miley Cyrus) Eliminated
2 Brina Vidic "You Know I'm No Good" (Amy Winehouse) Safe

Semi-final 3 – 27 November 2011[edit]

Draw Artist Song (original artists) Result
1 Flora Ema Lotrič "Don't Stop The Music" (Rihanna) Bottom two
2 Eva Boto "Hush Hush" (The Pussycat Dolls feat. Nicole Scherzinger) Safe
3 Brina Vidic "Hung Up" (Madonna) Bottom two
4 Nika & Eva Prusnik "TiK ToK" (Ke$ha) Safe
5 Nika Zorjan "Bad Romance" (Lady Gaga) Safe
6 Manuela Brečko "One Love" (David Guetta feat. Estelle) Safe
Final Showdown
1 Flora Ema Lotrič "A Night like This" (Caro Emerald) Safe
2 Brina Vidic "I'm Like a Bird" (Nelly Furtado) Eliminated

Semi-final 4 – 11 December 2011[edit]

Draw Artist Song (original artists) Result
1 Flora Ema Lotrič "I Love Rock 'n' Roll" (Britney Spears) Bottom two
2 Manuela Brečko "It's My Life" (No Doubt) Safe
3 Eva Boto "Whataya Want from Me" (Adam Lambert) Safe
4 Nika Zorjan "Sweet Child o' Mine" (Guns N' Roses) Bottom two
5 Eva & Nika Prusnik "It's My Life" (Bon Jovi) Safe
Final Showdown
1 Flora Ema Lotrič "Malo tu, malo tam" (Neisha) Eliminated
2 Nika Zorjan "Ladadidej" (April) Safe

Semi-final 5 – 18 December 2011[edit]

Draw Artist Song 1 (original artists) Song 2 (original artists) Result
1 Nika Zorjan "My Life Would Suck Without You" (Kelly Clarkson) "Unfaithful" (Rihanna) Safe
2 Eva & Nika Prusnik "Bubbly" (Colbie Caillat) "Forget You" (Cee Lo Green) Bottom two
3 Manuela Brečko "Hey, Soul Sister" (Train) "Someone Like You" (Adele) Bottom two
4 Eva Boto "Use Somebody" (Kings of Leon) "Flashdance... What a Feeling" (Irene Cara) Safe
Final Showdown
1 Eva & Nika Prusnik "Je veux" (Zaz) Safe
2 Manuela Brečko "Something in the Water" (Brooke Fraser) Eliminated

Semi-final 6 – 8 January 2012[edit]

Draw Artist Song 1 (original artists) Song 2 (original artists) Result
1 Nika Zorjan "Listen" (Beyoncé) "Ne partez pas sans moi" (Céline Dion) Eliminated
2 Nika & Eva Prusnik "Samo malo" (Magnifico & Turbolentza) "Wild Dances" (Ruslana) Safe
3 Eva Boto "Because of You" (Kelly Clarkson) "Running Scared" (Eldar & Nigar) Safe

EMA 2012[edit]

EMA 2012 will be held by RTV SLO on 26 February 2012.[6] Like previous editions of the show, EMA 2012 will select the artist and song. Artist will be chosen between two candidates previously selected on Misija Evrovizija.

Final – 26 February 2012
Draw Artist Song English translation Lyrics (l) / Music (m) Televote Jury
1 Eva Boto "Run" Christina Schilling (m&l), Camilla Gottschalck (m&l), Henrik Szabo (m&l),
Daniel Nillson (m&l), Søren Bundgaard (l)
2,282 10
2 Nika & Eva Prusnik "Konichiwa" Hello Bilbi (m&l), Gregor Stermecki (m&l) 3,691 20
3 Eva Boto "A si sanjal me" Did you dream of me Matjaž Vlašič (m), Urša Vlašič (l) 2,909 8
4 Nika & Eva Prusnik "Malo sreče" A little luck Magnifico (m), Barbara Pešut (l) 517 10
5 Eva Boto "Verjamem" I believe Vladimir Graić (m), Igor Pirkovič (l) 8,772 18
6 Nika & Eva Prusnik "Love Hurts" Chiron Morpheus (m&l) 715 6
Superfinal – 26 February 2012
Draw Artist Song English translation Lyrics (l) / Music (m) Televote
1 Eva Boto "Verjamem" I believe Vladimir Graić (m), Igor Pirkovič (l) 28,385
2 Nika & Eva Prusnik "Konichiwa" Hello Bilbi (m&l), Gregor Stermecki (m&l) 12,884

Results summary[edit]

     – Safe
     – Bottom Two
     – Last
     – Eliminated
# Singer SF 1
(13 November)
SF 2
(20 November)
SF 3
(27 November)
SF 4
(11 December)
SF 5
(18 December)
SF 6
(8 January)
EMA 2012
(26 February)
1. Eva Boto Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Winner
2. Nika & Eva Prusnik Safe Safe Safe Safe Bottom Two Safe Runner-Up
3. Nika Zorjan Safe Safe Safe Bottom Two Safe 3rd Eliminated (week 6)
4. Manuela Brečko Safe Safe Safe Safe Bottom Two Eliminated (week 5)
5. Flora Ema Lotrič Bottom Two Safe Bottom Two Bottom Two Eliminated (week 4)
6. Brina Vidic Safe Bottom Two Bottom Two Eliminated (week 3)
7. Nadja Irgolič Safe Bottom Two Eliminated (week 2)
8. Gašper Rifelj Bottom Two Eliminated (week 1)

Due to the Slovenian parliamentary election held on 4 December the 4th semi-final was postponed until 11 December.

Misija 2012[edit]

On New Year's Eve, on 31 December, RTVSLO aired a special recorded show for New Year of Misija Evrovizija. All the top eight competitors of Misija Evrovizija performed and they were joined by former contestants of EMA, hosts Klemen Slakonja, Maja Keuc and Zlatko, and many others.

# Performer Song
1 Manuela Brečko "Take Me to Your Heaven"
2 Alya "Vse manj je dobrih gostiln"
3 Gašper Rifelj "Naj bogovi slišijo"
4 Eva Boto "Marija Magdalena"
5 Nina Pušlar "Pozdrav z ljubeznijo"
6 Nadja Irgolič "Lep poletni dan"
7 Maja Keuc "Ta čas"
8 Brina Vidic "Satellite"
9 Neisha feat. Tokac "Najin ples"
10 Flora Ema Lotrič "Hajde da ludujemo"
11 Tangels "Najin/Kaj in kam/To je moj dan" (feat. Kataya)
12 Eva & Nika Prusnik "Samo ljubezen"
13 Nika Zorjan & Langa "Zaigraj muzikant"
14 Štirje Kovači, Cita Galič & Klemen "Kam le čas beži"

At Eurovision[edit]

Slovenia competed in the second half of the second semi-final on 24 May,[7] but did not qualify for the final. Slovenia ended up 17th out of 18 songs with 31 points. In the split results, Slovenia gained 40 points from the jury, but only 27 points in public voting.

Points Awarded to Slovenia[edit]

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

Points Awarded from Slovenia[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Eurovision Song Contest 2012 Semi-Final (2)". Eurovision.tv. 
  2. ^ Webb, Glen (26 February 2012). "Slovenia: Eva Boto to Baku with Verjamem". Eurovision.tv. 
  3. ^ Busa, Alexandru (2011-09-08). "Slovenia: Judges for Misija Evrovizija revealed". Esctoday.com. Retrieved 2011-09-09. 
  4. ^ Laufer, Gil (2011-06-24). "Slovenia: A talent show to select Eurovision entry". Esctoday.com. Retrieved 2011-06-27. 
  5. ^ Hidalgo, Rodrigo Romero (2011-06-22). "Slovenia: Misija Evrovizija to begin in autumn 2011". Escdaily.com. Retrieved 2011-06-23. 
  6. ^ Jiandani, Sanjay (2012-01-04). "Slovenia: National final on February 26th". Esctoday.com. Retrieved 2012-01-04. 
  7. ^ Hondal, Victor. "Insignia exchange and semifinal allocation draw.". EscToday.com. 

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