Kvalifikacija za Millstreet

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Kvalifikacija za Millstreet
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Final3 April 1993
VenueRTV SLO Studio 1, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Presenter(s)Tajda Lekše [sl]
Musical directorPetar Ugrin
Mojmir Sepe (during the end credits)
Directed byPeter Juratovec
Executive supervisorFrank Naef
Executive producerEdo Brzin
Host broadcasterRadiotelevizija Slovenija (RTV SLO)
Interval actSongs from the existing repertoire of each of the competing artists.
Number of entries7
Voting systemEach 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.[1]

Participating countries[edit]


Each performance had an orchestra and conductor.[2][3] 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.


R/O[3] Country Artist Song Language[4] Points Place[3]
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 [hu] "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.

R/O Country Artist Song Language
1  Bosnia and Herzegovina Fazla "Kiša ruši grad" Bosnian
2  Croatia Put "Mom zavičaju" Croatian
3  Estonia Janika Sillamaa "I Live for Your Love" English
4  Hungary Andrea Szulák [hu] "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


Voting results[3]
Total score
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bosnia and Herzegovina 52 5 8 10 10 7 12
Croatia 51 10 6 12 7 8 8
Estonia 47 6 8 8 6 12 7
Hungary 44 7 6 12 8 6 5
Romania 38 5 12 5 5 5 6
Slovenia 54 8 7 10 7 12 10
Slovakia 50 12 10 7 6 5 10

Voting and jury members[edit]

Each country sent a single juror, who was present at the contest venue. They announced their votes as the camera was trained on them.[3]


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.

Broadcasters and commentators in participating countries
Country Broadcaster(s) Commentator(s) Ref(s)
 Bosnia and Herzegovina TVBiH Unknown
 Croatia HRT 1 Aleksandar "Aco" Kostadinov [5]
 Estonia Eesti Televisioon Olavi Pihlamägi [et]
 Hungary MTV1 István Vágó [6]
 Romania TVR1 Unknown
 Slovakia STV2 Unknown [7]
 Slovenia SLO1 Gregor Krajc [sl] [5]
Broadcasters and commentators in non-participating countries
Country Broadcaster(s) Commentator(s) Ref(s)
 Cyprus CyBC Unknown [3]
 Denmark DR Unknown [3]
 Portugal RTP Unknown [3]
 Spain TVE Unknown [3]


  1. ^ Although the song was completely in Hungarian, the title was in English.


  1. ^ KENNEDY O’CONNOR John, The Eurovision Song Contest. 50 Years. The Official History, London, Carlton Books Limited, 2005, p.133.
  2. ^ "And the conductor is...|...a website dedicated to all conductors of the Eurovision Song Contest". www.andtheconductoris.eu.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i Roxburgh, Gordon (2020). Songs for Europe: The United Kingdom at the Eurovision Song Contest. Vol. Four: The 1990s. Prestatyn: Telos Publishing. pp. 131–135. ISBN 978-1-84583-163-9.
  4. ^ "Kvalifikacija za Millstreet". 4Lyrics.eu. Retrieved 16 September 2020.
  5. ^ a b "Panorama – sobota, 3. aprila 1993" (PDF). Gorenjski glas (in Slovenian). 2 April 1993. p. 14. Archived (PDF) from the original on 23 July 2022. Retrieved 23 July 2022.
  6. ^ "Televízió – szombat április 3". Rádió és TeleVízió újság (in Hungarian). 29 March 1993. p. 44. Archived from the original on 23 July 2022. Retrieved 23 July 2022 – via MTVA Archívum.
  7. ^ "Külföldi tévéműsorok – szombat április 3". Rádió és TeleVízió újság (in Hungarian). 29 March 1993. p. 47. Archived from the original on 23 July 2022. Retrieved 23 July 2022 – via MTVA Archívum.

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