Slovenia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2001

Slovenia returned to the Eurovision Song Contest in 2001 with Nuša Derenda and the song "Energy (song)". The song was selected as the Slovene entry after it won the Slovene national final, EMA 2001.

Eurovision Song Contest 2001
Country Slovenia
National selection
Selection processEMA 2001
Selection date(s)Semi-final
23 February 2001
Final
24 February 2001
Selected entrantNuša Derenda
Selected song"Energy"
Finals performance
Final result7th, 70 points
Slovenia in the Eurovision Song Contest
◄1999 2001 2002►

Before EurovisionEdit

EMA 2001Edit

EMA 2001 was the 6th 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 2001.

FormatEdit

EMA 2001 consisted of a semi final on 23 February 2001 and a final on 24 February 2001. Twenty-two artists competed in EMA 2001. In the semi-final, 12 songs qualified to the final as six songs were selected by the Slovenian public and the other six songs were selected by the jury. In the final, the combination of points from a public vote, an expert jury and a jury composed of members from the Entertainment Program of RTV Slovenija determined the winner.

Semi-finalEdit

The semi-final of EMA 2001 took place on 23 February 2001 at the RTV Slovenija studios in Ljubljana, hosted by Mojca Mavec. Twelve acts qualified for the final: six entries were chosen with the most votes cast by the viewers and six other finalist entries were selected by the jury.

  Public vote qualifier   Jury qualifier

Semi-final – 23 February 2001
Draw Artist Song Televote Place
1 Panda "Tok, tok" 1,051 15
2 PAX "Ko so lipe cvetele" 3,849 4
3 Tinkara Kovač "Sonce v oceh" 3,580 5
4 Nuša Derenda "Ne, ni res" 6,416 1
5 Jan Plestenjak "Vse je OK" 2,026 10
6 Simona Weiss "Vse zivljenje" 2,819 7
7 GIS "Sreca je" 1,000 17
8 Damjana Golavsek "Stoletje sanj in miru" 1,897 11
9 By The Way "Svet okoli mene" 1,022 16
10 Deja Mušic & Katice "Angel luci" 1,534 13
11 Polona "Samo lazi" 999 18
12 Lutke "Poklici me" 446 21
13 Ivo Spacapan "Za devetimi gorami" 615 20
14 Regina "Zaljubljena v maj" 1,654 12
15 Nude "Ni cist greh" 2,288 9
16 Kingston "Lunapark" 4,441 3
17 So Real "Nedeljsko jutro" 444 22
18 Number One "Tell Me Why" 1,161 14
19 Alenka Godec "Ce verjameš ali ne" 2,465 8
20 Andraz Hribar "Zivljenje je" 2,857 6
21 1X Orchestra "Ta ni zame" 766 19
22 Karmen Stavec "Ostani tu" 5,096 2

FinalEdit

The final of EMA 2001 took place on 24 February 2001 at the RTV Slovenija studios in Ljubljana, hosted by Mojca Mavec, Miša Molk and Marcel Štefančič. The combination of points from a public vote, a four-member jury panel and a RTV Slovenija jury selected "Ne, ni res" performed Nuša Derenda as the winner. The jury panel consisted of Aleš Strajnar, Jaka Pucihar, Mojmir Sepe and Mojca Menart. The winner of the public vote was "Ostani tu" performed by Karmen Stavec, however only came third overall.

Final – 24 February 2001
Draw Artist Song Jury RTVSLO Televote Total Place
1 PAX "Ko so lipe cvetele" 1 1 5,788 7 9 7
2 Tinkara Kovac "Sonce v oceh" 6 7 4,617 5 18 5
3 Nuša Derenda "Ne, ni res" 12 12 8,769 10 34 1
4 By The Way "Svet okoli mene" 2 2 1,512 1 5 12
5 Polona "Samo lazi" 7 6 1,073 0 13 6
6 Ivo Spacapan "Za devetimi gorami" 4 5 787 0 9 7
7 Regina "Zaljubljena v maj" 0 4 1,786 2 6 10
8 Nude "Ni cist greh" 3 0 2,399 3 6 10
9 Kingston "Lunapark" 0 0 5,955 8 8 9
10 Alenka Godec "Ce verjameš ali ne" 8 8 3,302 4 20 3
11 Andraz Hribar "Zivljenje je" 10 10 4,856 6 26 2
12 Karmen Stavec "Ostani tu" 5 3 10,088 12 20 3

At EurovisionEdit

At Eurovision Derenda performed "Ne, ni res" in English as "Energy". On the night of the contest Derenda perform 17th in the running order, following the United Kingdom and preceding Poland. The Slovene votes were calculated through a public televote held after all songs had performed.

At the close of the voting, Slovenia, which had been one of the heavy favorites to win prior to the event, received 70 points, placing 7th in a field of 23 countries.[1] This was, and still is as of 2020, Slovenia's best place at Eurovision, along with Darja Švajger's "Prisluhni mi" from 1995.

VotingEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Final of Copenhagen 2001". European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 10 April 2021. Retrieved 10 April 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Results of the Final of Copenhagen 2001". European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 10 April 2021. Retrieved 10 April 2021.

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