Slovenia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2008

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Eurovision Song Contest 2008
Country  Slovenia
National selection
Selection process EMA 2008
Selection date(s) Semi-finals
1 February 2008
2 February 2008
Final
3 February 2008
Selected entrant Rebeka Dremelj
Selected song "Vrag naj vzame"
Finals performance
Semi-final result Failed to qualify (11th, 36 points)
Slovenia in the Eurovision Song Contest
◄2007 2008 2009►

Radiotelevizija Slovenija announced a public invitation for the submission of songs for EMA 2008. The deadline for the submission of the entries was 30 November 2007. EMA 2008 had two semi finals with 10 songs each and one final, held in February, with the first ten qualifiers.

The Slovene National Final EMA2008 was held on 3 February 2008 with 10 songs participating. Before the final there were two semi-finals with 10 performers competing in each final. The top five songs in each semi-final (chosen by televoting) qualified for the National Final. In this final the winner was chosen in two rounds of televoting - the first to select the top two and the second to select the final winner.

The twenty semi-finalists of EMA 2008 were presented in a series of four weekly preview shows on RTVSLO, starting on 6 January 2008. Five songs were presented in each show.

Slovenia competed in the Eurovision Song Contest 2008 in the first semi-final on 20 May 2008. However, the country failed to qualify for the final.

EMA 2008 - The Final

Final

Draw Artist Song Televote Place
1 Manca Špik "Še vedno nekaj čutim" 3432 9
2 Eva Černe "Dovolj" 8044 5
3 Skupina Langa "Za svobodo divjega srca" 21193 2
4 4Play "DJ" 9134 4
5 Johnny Bravo "Butn ..., butn!!!" 6192 7
6 Tina Gačnik - Tiana "Povej!" 4945 8
7 Cole in Predsednik "Dober Planet" 3189 10
8 Rebeka Dremelj "Vrag naj vzame" 12665 1
9 Turbo Angels "Zabava" 7914 6
10 Brigita Šuler "Samara" 9746 3

Superfinal

Draw Artist Song Televote Place
3 Skupina Langa "Za svobodo divjega srca" 56428 (49.8%) 2
8 Rebeka Dremelj "Vrag naj vzame" 56823 (50.1%) 1

At Eurovision

Points Awarded by Slovenia[1]

Points Awarded to Slovenia (Semi-Final 1)
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

Commentators and spokespersons

References

  1. ^ Eurovision Song Contest 2008
  2. ^ "Slovenci padamo na žalostna besedila". rtvslo.si. Retrieved 2008-04-03.
  3. ^ "Slovenia: Rebeka danes na poti v Beograd (Rebeka will today go to Belgrade)". RTVSLO.SI. Retrieved 2008-05-10.
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