Slovenia in the Eurovision Song Contest

Slovenia has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 25 times since its debut in 1993. Since then, the country has missed only two contests, in 1994 and 2000.

Member stationRadiotelevizija Slovenija (RTV SLO)
National selection events
Participation summary
Appearances25 (15 finals)
First appearance1993
Best result7th: 1995, 2001
External links
Slovenia's page at
Song contest current event.png For the most recent participation see
Slovenia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020

Slovenia's best result in the contest is seventh place, both in 1995 with Darja Švajger and 2001 with Nuša Derenda. The country's only other top ten result being a tenth-place finish for Tanja Ribič in 1997. Since the introduction of the semi-final round in 2004, Slovenia has failed to reach the final on 10 occasions, and made it to the final in 2007, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2018 and 2019.


Slovenia made its debut at the 1993 contest after coming first in 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 had previously been represented at the contest as Yugoslavia between 1961 and 1991. Four of the 27 entries were from Slovene artists.

Slovenia's best position at the contest is 7th place, which they have achieved twice: in 1995 and in 2001. Additionally, Slovenia's worst position at the contest was last place, which they received in the 2013 contest with Hannah Mancini.[1] However, Slovenia has never received a Nul Point since its involvement in Eurovision. A Nul point is when an entry does not receive a single point.[2]

Since the introduction of the semi-final round in 2004, Slovenia has failed to reach the final on 10 occasions.

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


Table key
Third place
Last place
Entry selected but did not compete
Year Artist Language Title Final Points Semi Points
1X Band Slovene "Tih deževen dan" 22 9 1 54
Darja Švajger Slovene "Prisluhni mi" 7 84 No semi-finals
Regina Slovene "Dan najlepših sanj" 21 16 19 30
Tanja Ribič Slovene "Zbudi se" 10 60 No semi-finals
Vili Resnik Slovene "Naj bogovi slišijo" 18 17
Darja Švajger English "For a Thousand Years" 11 50
Nuša Derenda English "Energy" 7 70
Sestre Slovene "Samo ljubezen" 13 33
Karmen Stavec English "Nanana" 23 7
Platin English "Stay Forever" Failed to qualify 21 5
Omar Naber Slovene "Stop" 12 69
Anžej Dežan English "Mr Nobody" 16 49
Alenka Gotar Slovene "Cvet z juga" 15 66 7 140
Rebeka Dremelj Slovene "Vrag naj vzame" Failed to qualify 11 36
Quartissimo feat. Martina Majerle English, Slovene "Love Symphony" 16 14
Ansambel Žlindra and Kalamari Slovene "Narodnozabavni rock" 16 6
Maja Keuc English "No One" 13 96 3 112
Eva Boto Slovene "Verjamem" Failed to qualify 17 31
Hannah Mancini English "Straight into Love" 16 ◁ 8
Tinkara Kovač English, Slovene "Round and Round" 25 9 10 52
Maraaya English "Here for You" 14 39 5 92
ManuElla English "Blue and Red" Failed to qualify 14 57
Omar Naber English "On My Way" 17 36
Lea Sirk Slovene "Hvala, ne!" 22 64 8 132
Zala Kralj & Gašper Šantl Slovene "Sebi" 15 105 6 167
Ana Soklič Slovene "Voda" Contest cancelled[a] X
Ana Soklič


Kvalifikacija za MillstreetEdit

Year Location Venue Presenters
1993 Ljubljana RTV SLO Studio 1 Tajda Lekše


Year Commentator Spokesperson Ref.
1992 Miša Molk Did not participate
1993 Tajda Lekše Miša Molk
1994 Damjana Golavšek Did not participate
1995 Miša Molk
1996 Miša Molk Mario Galunič
1997 Mojca Mavec
1999 Mira Berginc
2000 Did not participate
2001 Andrea F Mojca Mavec
2002 Nuša Derenda
2003 Peter Poles
2005 Mojca Mavec Katarina Čas
2006 Peter Poles
2008 Andrej Hofer
2010 Andrea F
2011 Klemen Slakonja
2012 Lorella Flego
2013 Andrea F
2014 Ula Furlan
2015 Tinkara Kovač
2016 Marjetka Vovk
2017 Katarina Čas
2018 Maja Keuc
2019 Lea Sirk


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ The 2020 contest was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


  1. ^ "Eurovision - Country: Slovenia". Eurovision. Retrieved March 4, 2020.
  2. ^ "Slovenia in Eurovision: Voting and Points". Eurovision World. Retrieved 4 March 2020.