RTVSLO, the Slovenian national broadcaster of the Eurovision Song Contest, have revealed the songs, composers and the running order of the Slovenian selection.
Earlier this year, RTVSLO revealed that the Slovenian national selection Evrovizijska Melodija (EMA) would make a return this year to select the 2014 Slovenian entry for the Eurovision Song Contest. A few days later, the 7 finalists were revealed via the rtvslo.si website. Earlier today, more details regarding the selection process were revealed including details about chosen finalists.
The 7 participants
The finalists will be listed below along with their selection entries and the composers.
- Omar Naber – I won’t give up (Omar Naber, Martin Štibernik)
- Nermin Puškar & Samuel Lucas – Masquerade (Lejla Delalić, Igor Leonardi, Donna Osterc, Nermin Puškar, Krešimir Tomec)
- Bilbi – To ni blues (Peter Dekleva, Gregor Stermecki, Maja Pihler Stermecki)
- Nude – It’s gonna be OK! (Teodor Amanović, Gaber Marolt)
- Rudi Bučar & Elevators – Tja (Elevators, Rudi Bučar)
- Tinkara Kovač – Spet (Round & round) (Tinkara Kovač, Hannah Mancini, Tina Piš, Raay)
- Muff – Let me be (Myself) (Miha Gorše, Senida Hajdarpašić, Anže Kacafura, Tadej Košir)
Two former Slovenian representatives appear in the line-up; Omar Naber previously represented Slovenia at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2005 and Hannah Mancini (co-producer of Tinkara Kovač’s entry) represented Slovenia last year at the Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö.
Like in the previous editions of EMA, the Slovenian entry will be decided solely by a public televote. There will be 2 separate votes; the first vote will decide which 2 of the 7 finalists will compete in the super-final, the second vote will decide which artist and song will represent Slovenia at the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen. The show will be hosted by Ula Furlan at the RTVSLO Studio 1 in Ljubljana and will take place on the 8 March.
(2013) Hannah Mancini – Straight into love
Slovenia debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1993 with the entry Tih deževen dan performed by 1x Band. Qualifying from the semi-final, the band ended in 22nd place at the grand final with a total of 9 points. Slovenia’s best results was in 1995 (Darja Švajger) and 2001 (Nuša Derenda) where both of the representatives finished in 7th place at the grand final.
Last year, Hannah Mancini was internally selected to represent Slovenia at the Eurovision Song Contest in the host city of Malmö. Hannah failed to qualify to the grand final, ending in 16th place in the semi-final.
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