Slovenia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2004

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Eurovision Song Contest 2004
Country Slovenia
National selection
Selection processEMA 2004
Selection date(s)Semifinals
11 January 2004
18 January 2004
25 January 2004
1 February 2004
Final
15 February 2004
Selected entrantPlatin
Selected song"Stay forever"
Finals performance
Semi-final resultFailed to qualify
(21st, 5 points)
Slovenia in the Eurovision Song Contest
◄2003 2004 2005►

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)

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

Semi-final 2 (EMA 04 - predizbor 02)

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

Semi-final 3 (EMA 04 - predizbor 03)

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

Semi-final 4 (EMA 04 - predizbor 04)

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


Final

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

Superfinal

Draw Song Artist Televotes Placing
6 Fluid Alya 19,048 (26.4%) 3
9 Kliše Rožmarinke 21,805 (30.2%) 2
14 Stay Forever Platin 31,279 (43.4%) 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]

For the Eurovision Song Contest 2004, a semi-final round was introduced in order to accommodate the influx of nations that wanted to compete in the contest.Because Slovenia placed 23rd at the 2003 contest, country was forced to compete in the first Eurovision semi-final, held on 12 May 2004.They performed 16th, following Macedonia and preceding the Estonia It finished on second last 21st place with only 5 points, failing to qualify to the Grand Final.Therefore, Slovenia will have to compete in the semi-final again in ESC 2005.

Points Awarded by Slovenia[edit]

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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