Slovenia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2008

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Eurovision Song Contest 2008
Country Slovenia
National selection
Selection processEMA 2008
Selection date(s)Semi-finals
1 February 2008
2 February 2008
Final
3 February 2008
Selected entrantRebeka Dremelj
Selected song"Vrag naj vzame"
Finals performance
Semi-final resultFailed to qualify (11th, 36 points)
Slovenia in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Slovenia was represented by Rebeka Dremelj with the song "Vrag naj vzame" in the Eurovision Song Contest 2008.

Before Eurovision[edit]

EMA 2008[edit]

EMA 2008 was the 12th edition of the Slovenian national final format Evrovizijska Melodija (EMA). The competition was used by RTV Slovenija to select Slovenia's entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2008.

Competing entries[edit]

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. 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.

Artist Song (English translation) Composer(s)
Andraž Hribar "Corpomorto (Jutri jadram naprej)" (Dead body (tomorrow I'll go)) Andraž Hribar
Brigita Šuler "Samara" Werner Brozovič, Andreja Brozovič
Cole in predsednik "Dober planet" (Good planet) Josip-Cole Moretti, Miklavž Ašič, Jože Andrejaš
Dennis "Ni me sram" (I'm not ashamed) Denis Vučak, Zvone Tomac
Eva Černe "Dovolj" (Enough) Boštjan Grabnar, Damjana Kenda Hussu
Halgato Band "Nomadi" (Nomads) Milan Ostojić, Feri Lainšček
Iris "Peti element" (Fifth element) Sabina Hribernik, Sabina Hribernik, Saša Lendero
Johnny Bravo "Butn ..., butn!!!" (Button .... button!!!) Leon Oblak
Male malice "Spam" Tadej Vasle
Manca Špik "Še vedno nekaj čutim" (I still have feelings for you) Raay, Urša Vlašič
Mirna Reynolds "Lepi fantje" (Handsome guys) Robi Povše, Mirna Reynolds
Neža Trobec "Prav ti" (Precisely you) Borut Praper, Rok Predin
Rebeka Dremelj "Vrag naj vzame" (To hell with it) Josip Miani - Pipi, Amon
Skupina Langa "Za svobodo divjega srca" (For the freedom of the wild heart) Mišo Kontrec, Feri Lainšček
Slovenia United & Grupa občanov "Kako je ne bi imel rad" (How couldn't I love her) Jurjev Kolk
Stereotipi "Naravnost v srce" (Straight to the heart) Dare Kaurič, Janez Rupnik
Tina Gačnik - Tiana "Povej!" (Say!) Bor Zuljan, Leon Oblak
Turbo Angels "Zabava" (Party) Ed Fisher, Boštjan Groznik
Ylenia "Našel si me" (You found me) Marino Legovič, Damjana Kenda Hussu
4Play "DJ" Miha Hercog, Igor Mazul

Semi-final 1[edit]

The first semi-final took place on 1 February 2008. The top five entries decided solely by televoting advanced to the final.

Semi-final 1 – 1 February 2008
Draw Artist Song Televote Place
1 Skupina Langa "Za svobodo divjega srca" 7176 1
2 Slovenia United & Grupa občanov "Kako je ne bi imel rad" 1463 8
3 Mirna Reynolds "Lepi fantje" 379 10
4 Dennis "Ni me sram" 1354 9
5 Cole in predsednik "Dober planet" 1742 5
6 Andraž Hribar "Corpomorto (Jutri jadram naprej)" 1467 7
7 Turbo Angels "Zabava" 2983 3
8 Ylenia "Našel si me" 1580 6
9 Manca Špik "Še vedno nekaj čutim" 1831 4
10 Johnny Bravo "Butn ..., butn!!!" 4683 2

Semi-final 2[edit]

The second semi-final took place on 2 February 2008. The top five entries decided solely by televoting advanced to the final.

Semi-final 2 – 2 February 2008
Draw Artist Song Televote Place
1 Stereotipi "Naravnost v srce" 1831 8
2 Rebeka Dremelj "Vrag naj vzame" 3541 3
3 Tina Gačnik - Tiana "Povej!" 2986 5
4 4Play "DJ" 6367 1
5 Halgato Band "Nomadi" 1525 9
6 Neža Trobec "Prav ti" 631 10
7 Iris "Peti element" 2018 7
8 Brigita Šuler "Samara" 3413 4
9 Eva Černe "Dovolj" 4919 2
10 Male malice "Spam" 2247 6

Final[edit]

The final was held on 3 February 2008 with 10 songs participating. 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.

Final – 3 February 2008
Draw Artist Song Televote Place
1 Manca Špik "Še vedno nekaj čutim" 3432 9
2 Eva Černe "Dovolj" 8044 5
3 Skupina Langa "Za svobodo divjega srca" 21193 1
4 4Play "DJ" 9134 4
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 2
9 Turbo Angels "Zabava" 7914 6
10 Brigita Šuler "Samara" 9746 3
Superfinal – 3 February 2008
Draw Artist Song Televote Place
1Skupina Langa"Za svobodo divjega srca" 56428 (49.8%) 2
2 Rebeka Dremelj "Vrag naj vzame" 56823 (50.1%) 1

At Eurovision[edit]

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.

Points awarded by Slovenia[1][edit]

Points awarded to Slovenia (semi-final 1)
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

Commentators and spokespersons[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Eurovision Song Contest 2008
  2. ^ "Slovenci padamo na žalostna besedila". rtvslo.si. Retrieved 3 April 2008.
  3. ^ "Slovenia: Rebeka danes na poti v Beograd (Rebeka will today go to Belgrade)". RTVSLO.SI. Retrieved 10 May 2008.