- Slovenia in the Eurovision Song Contest
Infobox Eurovision country
Name = Slovenia
Member station = Radiotelevizija Slovenija (RTV SLO)
National selection event = EMA
ESC apps = 14
ESC first = 1993
ESC best = 7th, 1995, 2001
ESC worst = 23rd, 2003
Website = [http://www.rtvslo.si/ema/ RTV SLO page]
EBU page = http://www.eurovision.tv/index/main?page=67&country=23
Slovenia has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest fourteen times, debuting at the 1993 contest, 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 Švajgersang " Prisluhni mi" at the Eurovision Song Contest 1995, and in 2001 when Nuša Derendasang "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 4 years the Slovene entry was relegated to the semi-finals. However, in 2007,
Alenka Gotarprogressed Slovenia to the final for the first time with the song " Cvet z juga". At the final she came 15th.
The Slovene natioanl final to select their entry is EMA, broadcast, along with Eurovision, by Radiotelevizija Slovenija (RTV SLO).
* [http://www.eurovision.tv/ Eurovision official website]
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