The first five songs in the Slovene selection for the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest will be presented tonight in the first of four Spet doma shows. A webcast will be provided.
The show will start at 19:55 CET. A webcast will be provided on the official website of RTV Slo here. Under Avdio, Video click V Zivo (live) TV SLO 1, once the new window opens click under V Zivo on TV SLO1 for a live webcast
The five songs to be presented are:
- Skupina Langa – Za svobodo divjega srca
- Gabriel, Slovenia United & Grupa občanov – Kako je ne bi imel rad
- Mirna Reynolds – Lepi fantje
- Dennis – Ni me sram
- Petra – Extrem
EMA 2008 will be held over three days again. The two semi finals will be held on 1st and 2nd February with ten songs taking part in each heat. Eventually, ten songs will take part in the national final on 3rd February.
Slovenia has reached the final of the Eurovision Song Contest for the first time in Helsinki since the semi final has been introduced. Alenka Gotar fiinished 15th with Cvet z juga. The country has been waiting to finish in the top 10 again in the final since 2001.
Live coverage by Stella Floras
The show is still following its regular flow. None of the EMA 2008 participants has performed yet. 1995 Slovenian representative Darja Svajger is a guest in the show, looking better than in Dublin.
Tonight's participants are presented now to the public, so it should be safe to assume that we will soon be taking a first glimpse at the Slovenian hopefuls for the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest. Alenka Gotar may have finished 15th in Helsinki but she certainly set a high standard with her professionalism and impeccable performance of a demanding song.
1. Skupina Langa – Za svobodo divjega srca
Skupina Langa – Za svobodo divjega srca The first to go are Skupina Langa, we are treated to a little dance by one of the two singers, indicative of what is to follow. And that is ….a snippet of the song. In traditional Balkan style Za svobodo divjega srca is an ethno song.
2. Gabriel, Slovenia United & Grupa občanov – Kako je ne bi imel rad
One more minute of the second song follows by Slovenia United, Grupa občanov and a lot of half dressed backing dancers. The song is a happy, up tempo beat rather old fashioned though as is its choreography.
3. Mirna Reynolds – Lepi fantje
Mirna is surely very energetic! Another uptempo song and a rather convetional but catchy one.
4. Dennis – Ni me sram
Dennis is alone on stage as was Mirna. He dances all through his snippet which is a pop dance song. Not much we can work on sadly, especially as they are not singing live.
5. Petra – Extrem
Best beat so far. Petra is an energy bomb performing her powerful dance song. She has managed to whet our appetites for the presentation of the entire song.