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Member station RTV SLO
National selection events EMA
Appearances 15
First appearance 1993
Best result 7th: 1995, 2001
Worst result 21st: SF 2004
External links
RTV SLO page
Slovenia's page at
Omar Naber at Kiev (2005)
Alenka Gotar at Helsinki (2007)
Rebeka Dremelj at Belgrade (2008)

Slovenia has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest fourteen times, debuting at the 1993 contest after coming first 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's best position was 7th, when Darja Švajger sang "Prisluhni mi" at the Eurovision Song Contest 1995, and in 2001 when Nuša Derenda sang "Energy". Darja Švajger has represented the country twice, in 1995 and 1999.

However, since the introduction of semi-finals at Eurovision in 2004 Slovenia's record at Eurovision has been poor; for 5 years the Slovene entry was relegated to the semi-finals. However, in 2007, Alenka Gotar progressed Slovenia to the final for the first time with the song "Cvet z juga". At the final she came 15th.

Slovenia had previously been represented at the contest as Yugoslavia between 1961 and 1991. 4 of the 27 entries were from Slovene artists.

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

In the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest, Slovenia requested a minute's silence, in order to commemorate the fact that they did not get to the finals for two years running.


Year Artist Title Final Points Semi Points
1993 1X Band "Tih deževen dan" 22 9
1995 Darja Švajger "Prisluhni mi" 7 84
1996 Regina "Dan najlepših sanj" 21 16
1997 Tanja Ribič "Zbudi se" 10 60
1998 Vili Resnik "Naj bogovi slišijo" 18 17
1999 Darja Švajger "For A Thousand Years" 11 50
2001 Nuša Derenda "Energy" 7 70
2002 Sestre "Samo ljubezen" 13 33
2003 Karmen Stavec "Nanana" 23 7
2004 Platin "Stay Forever" X X 21 5
2005 Omar Naber "Stop" X X 12 69
2006 Anžej Dežan "Mr Nobody" X X 16 49
2007 Alenka Gotar "Cvet z juga" 15 66 7 140
2008 Rebeka Dremelj "Vrag naj vzame" X X 11 36
2009 Quartissimo feat. Martina Majerle "Love Symphony" X X 16 14

Voting history (1993-2009)

Slovenia has given the most points to...

Rank Country Points
1  Croatia 105
2  Bosnia and Herzegovina 77
3  Norway 51
4  Sweden 49
5  Estonia 39
6  Russia 38

Slovenia has received the most points from...

Rank Country Points
1  Croatia 52
2  Bosnia and Herzegovina 49
3  Russia 24
4  Ireland 22
5  Sweden 17


NOTE: The totals in the above tables include only points awarded in Eurovision finals, and not the semi-finals since 2004.




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