Slovenia in the Eurovision Song Contest 1998

Slovenia was represented by Vili Resnik in the Eurovision Song Contest 1998 with the song "Naj bogovi slišijo".

Eurovision Song Contest 1998
Country Slovenia
National selection
Selection processEMA 1998
Selection date(s)28 February 1998
Selected entrantVili Resnik
Selected song"Naj bogovi slišijo"
Finals performance
Final result18th, 17 points
Slovenia in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Before EurovisionEdit

EMA 1998Edit

EMA 1998 was the 4th edition of the Slovenian national final format Evrovizijska Melodija (EMA). The competition was used by RTV Slovenija to select Slovenia's entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 1998.

Competing entriesEdit

43 entries were received by RTV Slovenija during a submission period. An expert committee consisting of Miša Molk, Andrej Karoli and Mojmir Sepe selected fourteen artists and songs for the competition from the received submissions.

FinalEdit

EMA 1998 took place on 28 February 1998 at the RTV Slovenija studios in Ljubljana, hosted by Mojca Mavec. A public vote selected "Naj bogovi slišijo" performed by Vili Resnik as the winner.[1]

Final – 28 February 1998
Draw Artist Song Songwriter(s) Televote Place
1 Magnifico "Silvia" Robert Magnifico 3,558 5
2 Vili Resnik "Naj bogovi slišijo" Matjaž Vlašič, Urša Vlašič 7,391 1
3 Pop Design "Nora noč" Tone Košmrlj 911 13
4 Miran Rudan "Cvetje in vrtovi" Tone Košmrlj, Miran Rudan 1,377 10
5 Aurora "Pesem zate" Dean Savič, Dragan Kikovič 480 14
6 Victory "Zapri oči" Robi Lukač 4,221 4
7 Damjana "Ljubim, ljubiš" Karel Novak, Janez Zmazek 1,448 9
8 Karmen Stavec & Patrik Greblo "Kje pesem je doma" Patrik Greblo, Milan Dekleva 2,298 7
9 Sound Attack "Zakaj odšel ni" Simon Šurev, Pika Božič 1,628 8
10 Deja Mušič "Ljubezen" Boštjan Grabnar, Deja Mušič, Danijel Šmid 1,257 11
11 Janez Rijavec & Vladimir Čadež "Pusti času čas" Gianni Rijavec, Miša Čermak 6,103 2
12 Darja Švajger "Ljubezen ne odhaja" Rok Golob, Darja Švajger 3,224 6
13 Regina "Glas gora" Aleksander Kogoj 5,694 3
14 Obvezna smer "Ko pade noč" Martin Štibernik, Karmen Stavec 980 12

At EurovisionEdit

Vili Resnik previously came equal 10th in the 1990 Yugoslav Final as lead singer of 'Pop Design', 5th in the 1996 Slovene Final and 6th in 1997. At the ESC he came 18th, where one of his backing singers was Karmen Stavec who would go on to represent Slovenia in ESC 2003. His pianist was Urša Vlasic who came 13th in the 1988 Yugoslav Final and equal 15th in 1990 (as Urša Drinovec). Darja Svajger represented Slovenia in 1995, while Regina did the same in 1996. Miran Rudan was a backing singer for Italy in the 1990 ESC.

VotingEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "SLOVENE NATIONAL FINAL 1998".
  2. ^ a b "Results of the Final of Birmingham 1998". European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 13 April 2021. Retrieved 13 April 2021.