Slovenia: RTVSLO confirms the country's Eurovision 2022 participation
The Slovenian national broadcaster, RTVSLO , has confirmed their participation at the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 next May in Italy.
Slovenia will be joining the party next year in Italy as RTVSLO has confirmed the country's presence in the forthcoming contest, marking Slovenia's 27th participation since its debut in 1993.
Through the a post on theri social media confirmed also that it will be using 'EMA 2022 ' as the national selection format that will determine the next ESC hopeful, with the rules and regulations of the competition to be released over the next weeks.
Slovenia in Eurovision
Slovenia participated at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1993 with 1X Band and hasn’t won yet the competition. The country’s best results in the contest are the 7th placings, achieved in 1995 (Darja Svajger) and 2001 (Nusa Derenda).
Slovenia has competed 26 times in the contest since their debut in 1993, and has only missed out the contests of 1994 and 2000 when it had to stay out of the event due to the rules of the competition at that time. In 2018 Slovenia opted to select its Eurovision act and entry via its traditional national selection EMA. Lea Sirk flew to Lisbon with her entry Hvala, ne!, placing 22nd in the Grand Final.
In 2019 the country was represented in Tel Aviv by the duo, Zala Kralj and Gašper Šantl and their entry “Sebi” which finished in 15th place in the Grand final, marking Slovenia’s fourth semi final qualification the last six years of participation.
In 2020, Ana Soklič won the national final with her entry ‘Voda’, EMA 2020, back in February and earned the right to represent Slovenia at the Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam. Unfortunately the Slovenian act saw her Eurovision journey stay incomplete as the contest was cancelled due to the covid-19 outbreak.
Nevertheless the Slovenian act was chosen internally for Eurovision 2021 having a second chance to complete her ESC journey in Rotterdam where she performed the song "Amen" in the 1st Semi final but failed to qualiied to the Grand final show.
News Source: RTVSLO
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