Slovenia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2008
|Eurovision Song Contest 2008|
|Selection process||EMA 2008|
1 February 2008
2 February 2008
3 February 2008
|Selected entrant||Rebeka Dremelj|
|Selected song||"Vrag naj vzame"|
|Semi-final result||Failed to qualify (11th)|
|Slovenia in the Eurovision Song Contest|
Radiotelevizija Slovenija announced a public invitation for the submission of songs for EMA 2008. The deadline for the submission of the entries was 30 November 2007. EMA 2008 had two semi finals with 10 songs each and one final, held in February, with the first ten qualifiers.
The Slovene National Final EMA2008 was held on 3 February 2008 with 10 songs participating. Before the final there were two semi-finals with 10 performers competing in each final. The top five songs in each semi-final (chosen by televoting) qualified for the National Final. In this final the winner was chosen in two rounds of televoting - the first to select the top two and the second to select the final winner.
The twenty semi-finalists of EMA 2008 were presented in a series of four weekly preview shows on RTVSLO, starting on 6 January 2008. Five songs were presented in each show.
Slovenia competed in the Eurovision Song Contest 2008 in the first semi-final on 20 May 2008. However, the country failed to qualify for the final.
EMA 2008 - The Final
|Draw||Artist||Song||First round||Second round||Place|
|1||Manca Špik||"Še vedno nekaj čutim"||3432||-||9|
|3||Skupina Langa||"Za svobodo divjega srca"||21193||56428||2|
|5||Johnny Bravo||"Butn ..., butn!!!"||6192||-||7|
|6||Tina Gačnik - Tiana||"Povej!"||4945||-||8|
|7||Cole in Predsednik||"Dober Planet"||3189||-||10|
|8||Rebeka Dremelj||"Vrag naj vzame"||12665||56823||1|
|12 points||10 points||8 points||7 points||6 points|
|5 points||4 points||3 points||2 points||1 point|
Commentators and spokespersons
- Eurovision Song Contest 2008
- "Slovenci padamo na žalostna besedila". rtvslo.si. Retrieved 2008-04-03.
- "Slovenia: Rebeka danes na poti v Beograd (Rebeka will today go to Belgrade)". RTVSLO.SI. Retrieved 2008-05-10.