Slovenia in the Eurovision Song Contest 1999

Slovenia competed in the Eurovision Song Contest 1999, represented by Darja Švajger and "For A Thousand Years". the song, performed in Slovene as "Se tisoc let", was the winner of the Slovene national final, EMA 1999. Švajger had previously represented Slovenia in 1995 with "Prisluhni mi"

Eurovision Song Contest 1999
Country Slovenia
National selection
Selection processEMA 1999
Selection date(s)26 February 1999
Selected entrantDarja Švajger
Selected song"For A Thousand Years"
Finals performance
Final result11th, 50 points
Slovenia in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Before EurovisionEdit

EMA 1999Edit

EMA 1999 was the 5th 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 1999.

FinalEdit

EMA 1999 took place on 26 February 1999 at the RTV Slovenija studios in Ljubljana, hosted by Mojca Mavec. The combination of points from a public vote (1/3) and a four-member jury panel (2/3) determined the winner selected "Še tisoč let" performed by Darja Švajger as the winner. The jury consisted of Miša Molk, Mojmir Sepe, Andrej Karoli and Marc Roberts. The winner of the public vote was "Zakaj" performed by Tinkara Kovač, however only came second overall. Kovač would later go on to represent Slovenia in Eurovision 2014.

Final – 26 February 1999
Draw Artist Song Songwriter(s) Jury Televote Total Place
1 Mitja "Čas je da najdem te" Aleš Berkopec, Mitja Šedlbauer 22 1,161 0 22 5
2 Tatjana Mihelj "Dlan okrog srca" Bor Zuljan, Marjan Kukovec 1 344 0 1 17
3 Monika Tratnik "Sanje" Nenad Kokovič, Igor Misdaris 3 835 0 3 16
4 Matjaž Zupan & Californija "Tisoč kilometrov" Matjaž Zupan 4 1,308 2 6 15
5 Kantor "Drugačen dan" Mark Lemer, Tone Košmrlj 7 760 0 7 13
6 Victory "Le povejte ji" Martin Štibernik, Karmen Stavec 8 4,108 10 18 9
7 Irena, Damjana & Sanja "Igra je končana" Karel Novak, Janez Zmazek 14 3,396 8 22 5
8 Lara Baruca "Ti si se bal" Danilo Kocjančič, Drago Mislej 22 682 0 22 5
9 Sound Attack "Kje si zdaj" Simon Šurev, Pika Božič 4 1,700 6 10 11
10 Darja Švajger "Še tisoč let" Primož Peterca 44 8,465 20 64 1
11 Avia Band "Ne izdajte me" Matjaž Vlašič, Urša Vlašič 10 4,493 14 24 4
12 Nuša Derenda "Nekaj lepega je v meni" Matija Oražem, Damjana Kenda Hussu 10 751 0 10 11
13 Nude "Ši'z d bes" Gaber Marolt, Primož Pogelšek 3 1,431 4 7 13
14 Babilon "Kot ocean" Marijan Merljak, Dada Kladnik, Sebastjan Artič 11 983 0 11 10
15 Tinkara Kovač "Zakaj" Marino Legovič, Drago Mislej 38 8,682 24 62 2
16 Gianni Rijavec & Vladimir Čadež "Ljubezen je le ena" Gianni Rijavec, Miša Čermak 5 6,777 16 21 8
17 Jan Plestenjak "Moja dežela" Jan Plestenjak 26 4,340 12 38 3

At EurovisionEdit

On the night of Eurovision, held on 29 May in Jerusalem, Švajger performed "Se tisoc let" in English as "For A Thousand Years". Švajger performed sixth on the night of the contest, following the United Kingdom and preceding Turkey. She received 50 points, placing 11th in a field of 23.

Due to a low average score over the past 5 contests, Slovenia were forced to sit out the 2000 Contest. Slovenia would return to Eurovision in 2001.

Points awarded to SloveniaEdit

Points awarded to Slovenia
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

Points awarded by SloveniaEdit

12 points   Croatia
10 points   Bosnia and Herzegovina
8 points   Estonia
7 points   Sweden
6 points   Germany
5 points   Denmark
4 points   Austria
3 points   Netherlands
2 points   United Kingdom
1 point   Israel

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