Slovénie 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.

EMA 1999

The Slovene national broadcaster Radiotelevizija Slovenija (RTVSLO) held a national final to select the Slovene entry for the 1999 Eurovision Song Contest. EMA 1999 was held on 26 February at the RTVSLO TV studios in Ljubljana, hosted by Mojca Mavec. A total of 17 songs competed to become the Slovene entry for Eurovision 1999, and the final winner was selected by an expert jury and televoting.

Although Tinkara Kovač won the televote, the final winner was Darja Švajger with « Še tisoč let ». Švajger had previously represented Slovenia in 1995 with « Prisluhni mi« , placing 7th. Kovač would go on to represent Slovenia in Eurovision 2014.

EMA 1999 – 26 February 1999
Draw Artist Song Points Place
1 Mitja « Čas je da najdem te » 22 5
2 Tatjana Mihelj « Dlan okrog srca » 1 17
3 Monika Tratnik « Sanje » 3 16
4 Matjaž Zupan & Californija « Tisoč kilometrov » 6 15
5 Kantor « Drugačen dan » 7 13
6 Victory « Le povejte ji » 18 9
7 Irena, Damjana & Sanja « Igra je končana » 22 5
8 Lara Baruca « Ti si se bal » 22 5
9 Sound Attack « Kje si zdaj » 10 11
10 Darja Švajger « Še tisoč let«  64 1
11 Avia Band « Ne izdajte me » 24 4
12 Nuša Derenda « Nekaj lepega je v meni » 10 11
13 Nude « Ši’z d bes » 7 13
14 Babilon « Kot ocean » 11 10
15 Tinkara Kovač « Zakaj » 62 2
16 Gianni Rijavec & Vladimir Čadež « Ljubezen je le ena » 21 8
17 Jan Plestenjak « Moja dežela » 38 3

At Eurovision

On the night of Eurovision, held on 29 May in Jerusalem, Israel, 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 Slovenia

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 Slovenia

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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