Kvalifikacija za Millstreet
|Kvalifikacija za Millstreet|
|Final||3 April 1993|
|Venue||RTV SLO Studio 1, Ljubljana, Slovenia|
|Musical director||Petar Ugrin|
Mojmir Sepe (during the end credits)
|Directed by||Peter Juratovec|
|Executive supervisor||Frank Naef|
|Executive producer||Edo Brzin|
|Host broadcaster||Radiotelevizija Slovenija (RTV SLO)|
|Interval act||Songs from the existing repertoire of each of the competing artists.|
|Number of entries||7|
|Voting system||Each country awarded 12, 10, 8–5 points to each song|
|Winning song|| Slovenia|
"Tih deževen dan"
Bosnia and Herzegovina
"Sva bol svijeta"
"Don't Ever Cry"
Kvalifikacija za Millstreet (English: Preselection for Millstreet; French: Présélection pour Millstreet) was the preselection for the 1993 Eurovision Song Contest. Seven countries took part, none of which had participated in the Eurovision Song Contest before, although songs from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Slovenia had represented Yugoslavia in past contests. Three qualified for the annual Eurovision in Millstreet, Ireland. It was held on 3 April 1993 at the RTV SLO Broadcasting Centre in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The presenter Tajda Lekše hosted the programme in English, French and Slovene.
After the seven competing songs were presented and the juries made their final results, the seven competing artists performed once again on stage, performing songs from their existing repertoire.
From the seven competing countries, the former Yugoslav nations of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Slovenia qualified for Eurovision 1993, which was held on 15 May 1993 in Millstreet, Ireland. Because of the new relegation system that had been introduced to Eurovision, all four non-qualifying countries would be eligible to take part in the 1994, while the three qualifying countries would only participate, depending if they received favourable results.
Following the fall of the Iron Curtain and the dislocation of Yugoslavia, the number of countries wishing to participate in the contest grew strongly. For the second consecutive year, the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) expanded the maximum number of participating countries from twenty-three to twenty-five. As Yugoslavia was excluded, only the twenty-two other countries that participated in the 1992 edition of the competition immediately won a place in the final. The EBU decided that the last three places would be awarded through a preselection, which would be organized by Slovenian public television.
Each performance had an orchestra and conductor. The second performances for the countries were performed without the orchestra, with some of them being playback. In Romania's second performance, George Natsis accompanied Dida Drăgan with a piano.
- Bosnia and Herzegovina – Esad Arnautalić
- Croatia – Andrej Baša
- Estonia – Peeter Lilje
- Hungary – Petar Ugrin
- Romania – George Natsis
- Slovenia – Petar Ugrin
- Slovakia – Vladimir Valovič
|1||Bosnia and Herzegovina||Fazla||"Sva bol svijeta"||Bosnian||52||2|
|2||Croatia||Put||"Don't Ever Cry"||Croatian, English||51||3|
|3||Estonia||Janika Sillamaa||"Muretut meelt ja südametuld"||Estonian||47||5|
|4||Hungary||Andrea Szulák||"Árva reggel"||Hungarian||44||6|
|5||Romania||Dida Drăgan||"Nu pleca"||Romanian||38||7|
|6||Slovenia||1X Band||"Tih deževen dan"||Slovene||54||1|
|7||Slovakia||Elán||"Amnestia na neveru"||Slovak||50||4|
In order for the jury to complete the voting, each artist performed a second song from their repertoire. These performances did not count towards the points given by the jury.
|1||Bosnia and Herzegovina||Fazla||"Kiša ruši grad"||Bosnian|
|3||Estonia||Janika Sillamaa||"I Live for Your Love"||English|
|4||Hungary||Andrea Szulák||"Don't Wanna Stop My Clock"||Hungarian[a]|
|5||Romania||Dida Drăgan||"Blestem (The Curse)"||Romanian|
|6||Slovenia||1X Band||"Novo jutro"||Slovene|
|7||Slovakia||Elán||"Od Tatier k Dunaju"||Slovak|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||52||5||8||10||10||7||12|
Voting and jury members
Each country sent a single juror, who was present at the contest venue. They announced their votes as the camera was trained on them.
- Bosnia and Herzegovina – Ismeta Dervoz-Krvavac (Yugoslav representative at the 1976 contest as part of Ambasadori)
- Croatia – Ksenija Urličić
- Estonia – Jüri Makarov
- Hungary – Péter Wolf (Hungarian conductor in the 1994 and 1997 Contests)
- Romania – Aurora Andronache
- Slovenia – Mojmir Sepe (Yugoslav conductor at the 1966 and 1970 contests, and Slovene conductor at the 1997 and 1998 contests)
- Slovakia – Stanislav Bartovič
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National broadcasters were able to send a commentary team to the contest, in order to provide coverage of the contest in their own native language.
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||TVBiH||Unknown|
|Croatia||HRT 1||Aleksandar "Aco" Kostadinov|||
|Estonia||Eesti Televisioon||Olavi Pihlamägi|
- Although the song was completely in Hungarian, the title was in English.
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