Slovenia entered the Eurovision Song Contest 2003, represented by Karmen Stavec with the song « Nanana« . The song, performed in Slovene as « Lep poletni dan » (A beautiful summer day), was the winner of the Slovene national final, EMA 2003.
EMA 2003 was held on 15 February at the Gospodarsko Razstavisce in Ljubljana, hosted by Miša Molk and Peter Poles. Two rounds of voting were held, with the top three songs, selected by 50% televoting and 50% from the votes of an international jury, proceeding to a super final, where the final winner was chosen through 100% televoting.
The final winner was Karmen Stavec with « Lep poletni dan », beating jury favourite Alenka Godec in the super final. The televoting favourite, Bepop, failed to pick up any marks from the jury, coming fourth and failing to qualify to the super final.
16 songs in total competed to receive a place in the super final. The televoting favourite, Bepop, was eliminated after receiving nothing from the jury. The final three qualifiers were Karmen Stavec, Nuša Derenda and Alenka Godec.
|1||Jadranka Juras||« Sedmi čut »||1||920||1||2||12|
|2||Ana Dežman||« Mlado srce »||0||1532||3||3||11|
|3||Folkrola & Nina||« Ujemi me »||0||878||0||0||13|
|4||Bepop||« Ne sekiraj se »||0||16695||12||12||4|
|5||Andraž Hribar||« Letim naprej »||5||892||0||5||10|
|6||Karmen Stavec||« Lep poletni dan »||6||9194||10||16||2|
|7||Nuša Derenda||« Prvič in zadnjič »||7||5798||8||15||3|
|8||Alya||« Exploziv(no) »||0||924||0||0||13|
|9||Marijan Novina||« Vse enkrat mine »||2||1791||4||6||9|
|10||Pika Božič||« Ne bom čakala te »||3||5207||7||10||6|
|11||Platin||« Sto in ena zgodba »||0||747||0||0||13|
|12||Jasmina Cafnik||« Ti sploh ne razumeš »||0||677||0||0||13|
|13||Domen Kumer||« Tvoje ime »||4||2237||5||9||7|
|14||Polona||« Ujel si se »||10||1422||2||12||4|
|15||Tulio Furlanič & Alenka Pinterič||« Zlata šestdeseta »||8||1246||1||9||7|
|16||Alenka Godec||« Poglej me v oči »||12||2640||6||18||1|
The final winner of EMA 2003 was decided entirely by televoting. The final winner was Karmen Stavec, who had previously taken part in the 1998, 2001 and 2002 editions of EMA. She received no less than half as many votes as her runner-up, previous Eurovision contestant Nuša Derenda.
|Karmen Stavec||« Lep poletni dan »||26714||1|
|Nuša Derenda||« Prvič in zadnjič »||13637||2|
|Alenka Godec||« Poglej me v oči »||12261||3|
International jury members
« Lep poletni dan » was performed as « Nanana » at Eurovision, where it closed to the contest, performing 26th in the running order, following Sweden. The Slovene public were able to vote for the winner of the contest through televoting after all songs had performed.
At the close of the voting, Slovenia received 7 points, 4 from Bosnia and Herzegovina and 3 from Croatia. Slovenia gave the decisive votes of the contest: with Belgium leading Turkey by five points at the top of the scoreboard, Slovenia gave three points to Belgium, 10 to Turkey and 12 to third place Russia, giving Turkey to final victory.
Points Awarded by 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|
(Note: Entries scored out are when Slovenia did not compete)