Slovenia in the Eurovision Song Contest

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Slovenia
Yugoslavia
Slovenia
Member stationRadiotelevizija Slovenija (RTV SLO)
National selection events
National Final
  • Slovenski izbor za Pesem Evrovizije
  • 1993
  • 1995
  • EMA
  • 1996–1999
  • 2001–2012
  • 2014–2020
  • 2022
Internal Selection
  • 2013
  • 2021
Participation summary
Appearances26 (15 finals)
First appearance1993
Best result7th: 1995, 2001
External links
Slovenia's page at Eurovision.tv
Song contest current event.png For the most recent participation see
Slovenia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2021

Slovenia has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 26 times since its debut in 1993. Since then, the country has missed only two contests, in 1994 and 2000.

Slovenia's best result in the contest is seventh place, both in 1995 with Darja Švajger and 2001 with Nuša Derenda. The country's only other top ten result being a tenth-place finish for Tanja Ribič in 1997. Since the introduction of the semi-final round in 2004, Slovenia has failed to reach the final on 11 occasions, and made it to the final in 2007, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2018 and 2019.

History[edit]

Slovenia made its debut at the 1993 contest after coming first in the qualification round "Kvalifikacija za Millstreet", which was actually hosted in Slovenia itself, and competing in every year since, with the exceptions of 1994 and 2000, after poor results prevented Slovenia from competing.

Slovenia had previously been represented at the contest as Yugoslavia between 1961 and 1991. Four of the 27 entries were from Slovene artists.

Slovenia's best position at the contest is 7th place, which they have achieved twice: in 1995 and in 2001. Additionally, Slovenia's worst position at the contest was last place, which they received in the 2013 contest with Hannah Mancini.[1] However, Slovenia has never received a Nul Point since its involvement in Eurovision. A Nul point is when an entry does not receive a single point.[2]

Since the introduction of the semi-final round in 2004, Slovenia has failed to reach the final on 11 occasions.

The Slovene national final to select their entry is EMA, broadcast, along with Eurovision, by Radiotelevizija Slovenija (RTV SLO).

Contestants[edit]

Table key
1
Winner
3
Third place
Last place
X
Entry selected but did not compete
Upcoming
Year Artist Title Language Place Points Semi Points
1X Band "Tih deževen dan" Slovene 22 9 1[a] 54[a]
Darja Švajger "Prisluhni mi" Slovene 7 84 No semi-finals
Regina "Dan najlepših sanj" Slovene 21 16 19 30
Tanja Ribič "Zbudi se" Slovene 10 60 No semi-finals
Vili Resnik "Naj bogovi slišijo" Slovene 18 17
Darja Švajger "For a Thousand Years" English 11 50
Nuša Derenda "Energy" English 7 70
Sestre "Samo ljubezen" Slovene 13 33
Karmen Stavec "Nanana" English 23 7
Platin "Stay Forever" English Failed to qualify 21 5
Omar Naber "Stop" Slovene 12 69
Anžej Dežan "Mr Nobody" English 16 49
Alenka Gotar "Cvet z juga" Slovene 15 66 7 140
Rebeka Dremelj "Vrag naj vzame" Slovene Failed to qualify 11 36
Quartissimo feat. Martina Majerle "Love Symphony" English, Slovene 16 14
Ansambel Žlindra and Kalamari "Narodnozabavni rock" Slovene 16 6
Maja Keuc "No One" English 13 96 3 112
Eva Boto "Verjamem" Slovene Failed to qualify 17 31
Hannah Mancini "Straight into Love" English 16 ◁ 8
Tinkara Kovač "Round and Round" English, Slovene 25 9 10 52
Maraaya "Here for You" English 14 39 5 92
ManuElla "Blue and Red" English Failed to qualify 14 57
Omar Naber "On My Way" English 17 36
Lea Sirk "Hvala, ne!" Slovene 22 64 8 132
Zala Kralj & Gašper Šantl "Sebi" Slovene 15 105 6 167
Ana Soklič "Voda" Slovene Contest cancelled[b] X
Ana Soklič "Amen" English Failed to qualify 13 44
Confirmed intention to participate [3]

Hostings[edit]

Kvalifikacija za Millstreet[edit]

Year Location Venue Presenters
1993 Ljubljana RTV SLO Studio 1 Tajda Lekše

Conductors[edit]

Year Conductor[c] Notes Ref.
1993 (Kvalifikacija za Millstreet) Petar Ugrin [d]
1993 Jože Privšek
1995
1996
1997 Mojmir Sepe
1998 [e]

Commentators[edit]

Year Commentator Spokesperson Ref.
1992 Miša Molk Did not participate
1993 Tajda Lekše Miša Molk
1994 Damjana Golavšek Did not participate
1995 Miša Molk
1996 Miša Molk Mario Galunič
1997 Mojca Mavec
1998
1999 Mira Berginc
2000 Did not participate
2001 Andrea F Mojca Mavec
2002 Nuša Derenda
2003 Peter Poles
2004
2005 Mojca Mavec Katarina Čas
2006 Peter Poles
2007
2008 Andrej Hofer
2009
2010 Andrea F
2011 Klemen Slakonja
2012 Lorella Flego
2013 Andrea F
2014 Ula Furlan
2015 Tinkara Kovač
2016 Marjetka Vovk
2017 Katarina Čas
2018 Maja Keuc
2019 Lea Sirk
2021 Mojca Mavec Lorella Flego

Photogallery[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kvalifikacija za Millstreet served as the semi-final round for the 1993 contest.
  2. ^ The 2020 contest was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  3. ^ All conductors are of Slovene nationality unless otherwise noted.
  4. ^ Musical director; also conducted the Hungarian entry. The closing music was conducted by Mojmir Sepe.
  5. ^ Sepe was intended to conduct the 1998 entry, but a dispute with the songwriter led to it being performed to a backing track. Sepe still took the conductor's bow and cued in the music.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Eurovision - Country: Slovenia". Eurovision. Retrieved March 4, 2020.
  2. ^ "Slovenia in Eurovision: Voting and Points". Eurovision World. Retrieved 4 March 2020.
  3. ^ Jiandani, Sanjay (2021-09-15). "Slovenia: RTVSLO confirms participation at Eurovision 2022". ESCToday. Retrieved 2021-09-15.