Slovénie 2013

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Slovenia participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 in Malmö, Sweden. The Slovenian entry was selected through an internal selection, organised by the Slovenian broadcaster Radiotelevizija Slovenija (RTVSLO). Hannah represented Slovenia with the song « Straight Into Love« , which failed to qualify from the first semi-final of the contest, placing 16th and scoring 8 points.[1][2][3]

Internal Selection

On 15 December 2012, RTVSLO officially confirmed that the country would participate in the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 after speculation that a withdrawal was being considered.[4]

On 23 January 2013, RTVSLO announced that it would opt for an internal artist and song selection instead of a national final due to time constraints and reduced funding.[5]

On 1 February, Hannah Mancini was internally selected to represent Slovenia with five composers submitting potential entries.[6] On 14 February, « Straight Into Love« , with lyrics and music by Mancini, was presented as the Slovenian song during a press conference at RTVSLO studios.[2]

At Eurovision

Hannah at the first semi-final dress rehearsal in Malmö.

Slovenia was allocated to compete in the first semi-final on 14 May for a place in the final on 18 May.[7] In the first semifinal, the producers of the show decided that Slovenia would perform 3rd, following Estonia and preceding Croatia.[8] On stage, Hannah was joined by backing singers Linda Andrews from the Faroe Islands and Susanne Ørum from Denmark, and three dancers from the Maestro Dance Studio: Anže Škrube, Primož Pavlič and Matic Zadravec.[9][10]

Slovenia failed to qualify from the first semi-final of the competition, placing last (16th) and scoring 8 points.[1][3]

In Slovenia, the semi-finals were broadcast on RTV SLO2 and the final was broadcast on RTV SLO1, with commentary for all shows provided by Andrej Hofer.[11]

The national jury that provided 50% of the Slovenian vote in the first semi-final and the final consisted of: Dušan Hren (director), Urša Vlašič (composer), Darja Švajger (singer — represented Slovenia in 1995 and 1999), Raay (producer/singer) and Katja Koren (singer).[12] The Slovenian spokesperson in the grand final was Andrea F.[13]

Points awarded to Slovenia

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

Points awarded by Slovenia

References

  1. ^ a b Leon, Jakov (14 May 2013). « We have our first ten finalists! ». Eurovision.tv. Retrieved 14 May 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Omelyanchuk, Olena (14 February 2013). « Slovenia: Hannah revealed her song for Malmö ». Eurovision.tv. 
  3. ^ a b c d « Eurovision Song Contest 2013 Semi-Final (1) ». Eurovision.tv. 18 May 2013. Retrieved 18 May 2013. 
  4. ^ Jiandani, Sanjay (15 December 2012). « Slovenia confirms participation ». Esctoday.com. 
  5. ^ Webb, Glenn (23 January 2013). « Slovenia to choose 2013 entry internally ». Eurovision.tv. 
  6. ^ Webb, Glenn (1 February 2013). « Hannah to represent Slovenia in Malmö ». Eurovision.tv. 
  7. ^ Siim, Jarmo (17 January 2013). « Draw results: Who’s in which Semi-Final? ». Eurovision.tv. 
  8. ^ Siim, Jarmo (28 March 2013). « Eurovision 2013: Semi-Final running order revealed ». Eurovision.tv. 
  9. ^ « Afsløring: Dansk X Factor-vinder synger for Slovenien ». DR (in Danish). 4 May 2013. Retrieved 7 May 2013. 
  10. ^ « Hannah Mancinni odpotovala na Evrovizijo ». mediaspeed.net (in Slovenian). 5 May 2013. Retrieved 7 May 2013. 
  11. ^ « Evrovizijsko obarvan program Televizije Slovenija ». rtvslo.si (in Slovenian). 24 April 2013. Retrieved 27 April 2013. 
  12. ^ « Zmagovalka 58. Evrovizije je 20-letna Danka Emmelie de Forest ». Lifestyle magazin – EnaA (in Slovenian). 20 May 2013. Retrieved 21 May 2013. 
  13. ^ Roxburgh, Gordon (18 May 2013). « « Good evening Malmö » – Jury order revealed ». European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 18 May 2013. 
  14. ^ « Eurovision Song Contest 2013 Grand Final ». Eurovision.tv. 18 May 2013. Retrieved 18 May 2013.