Slovénie 2014

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Slovenia participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 in Copenhagen, Denmark. The Slovenian entry was selected through EMA 2014, a national final organised by the Slovenian broadcaster Radiotelevizija Slovenija (RTVSLO). Tinkara Kovač represented Slovenia with the song « Round and Round« , which qualified from the second semi-final to compete in the final. Slovenia placed 25th in the final, scoring 9 points.

EMA 2014

EMA 2014 was the eighteenth edition of the Slovenian national final format Evrovizijska Melodija (EMA). The competition was used by RTVSLO to select Slovenia’s entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2014. RTVSLO confirmed Slovenia’s participation in the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest on 17 January 2014[1] after two deadline extensions beyond the original 22 November 2013 confirmation date, which were requested in order for the broadcaster to find the necessary funding for participation.[2]

On 23 January 2014, RTVSLO announced that EMA 2014 would return to select Slovenia’s entry for the 2014 contest after RTVSLO opted to forego organising the competition in 2013 in favour of an internal selection. Miša Molk (RTVSLO Eurovision project manager) and Aleksander Radić (Head of the Slovenian delegation at the Eurovision Song Contest) were responsible for organisation of the national final. RTVSLO invited 29 artists and composers to participate, however, an additional 42 entries received from artists who did not receive an invitation were also considered.[3] On 7 February 2014, seven artists were selected for the competition by a jury committee consisting of Miša Molk, Darja Švajger (singer, vocal coach and 1995 and 1999 Slovenian Eurovision entrant) and Andrea F. (radio host, musician and producer).[4]

The competition took place at RTVSLO Studio 1 in Ljubljana on 8 March 2014 and was hosted by Ula Furlan.[5] The winning song and artist was determined in two rounds of public televoting – first to select the top two, and then to select the winner.[6] In the first round « Spet/Round and Round » performed by Tinkara Kovač and « Let Me Be (Myself) » performed by Muff qualified to the superfinal. In the superfinal « Spet/Round and Round » performed by Tinkara Kovač was selected as the winner.[7]

Final – 8 March 2014
Draw Artist Song (English Translation) Music (m) / Lyrics (l) Result
1 Omar Naber « I Won’t Give Up » Omar Naber (m&l) Eliminated
2 Nermin Puškar & Samuel Lucas « Masquerade » Krešimir Tomec (m), Igor Leonardi (m&l), Nermin Puškar (m&l), Lejla Delalić (l), Donna Osterc (l) Eliminated
3 Bilbi « To ni blues » (This is not blues) Maja Pihler Stermecki (m&l), Gregor Stermecki (m&l) Eliminated
4 NUDE « It’s Gonna Be OK! » Gaber Marolt (m&l) Eliminated
5 Rudi Bučar feat. Elevators « Tja » (There) Rudi Bučar (m&l) Eliminated
6 Tinkara Kovač « Spet/Round and Round » (Again) Raay (m), Tinkara Kovač (l), Hannah Mancini (l), Tina Piš (l) Superfinal
7 Muff « Let Me Be (Myself) » Tadej Košir (l), Anže Kacafura (m), Miha Gorše (l), Senidah Hajdarpašić (l) Superfinal

Superfinal

Superfinal – 8 March 2014
Draw Artist Song (English translation) Music (m) / Lyrics (l) Televote Result
1 Tinkara Kovač « Spet/Round and Round » (Again) Raay (m), Tinkara Kovač (l), Hannah Mancini (l), Tina Piš (l) 7,932 Winner
2 Muff « Let Me Be (Myself) » Tadej Košir (l), Anže Kacafura (m), Miha Gorše (l), Senidah Hajdarpašić (l) 3,450 Runner-up

At Eurovision

Tinkara Kovač at the second semi-final dress rehearsal

During the semi-final allocation draw on 20 January 2014 at the Copenhagen City Hall, Slovenia was drawn to compete in the second half of the second semi-final on 8 May 2014.[8] In the second semi-final, the producers of the show decided that Slovenia would perform 14th, following Greece and preceding Romania.[9] Slovenia qualified from the second semi-final and competed in the final on 10 May 2014. During the winner’s press conference for the second semi-final qualifiers, Slovenia was allocated to compete in the second half of the final.[10] In the final, the producers of the show decided that Slovenia would perform 17th, following Italy and preceding Finland.[11] Slovenia placed 25th in the final, scoring 9 points.

At the contest, Tinkara Kovač was joined on stage by four backing vocalists: Manca Špik, Nika Zorjan, Lea Sirk and Raay (Aleš Vovk).[12] The performance featured Kovač, in a blue dress, playing the flute against a backdrop that transitioned from blue to gold lighting as the song progressed.[13]

In Slovenia, the semi-finals of the contest were broadcast on RTV SLO2 and the final was broadcast on RTV SLO1 and Televizija Maribor. The second semi-final and final were also broadcast via radio on Radio Val 202 and Radio Maribor. All shows were commentated by Andrej Hofer.[14] The Slovenian spokesperson revealing the result of the Slovenian vote in the final was Ula Furlan.[15]

Points awarded to Slovenia

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

Points awarded by Slovenia

Split voting results

The following five members comprise the Slovenian jury:[16]

  • Helena Blagne – Chairperson – singer
  • Anže Langus Petrović – musician, composer, producer
  • Robert Pikl – singer, guitar player, composer
  • Izak Kosir – singer, music journalist, author
  • Alya – singer

Semi-final 2

The Slovenian votes in the second semi-final were based on 50% jury voting and 50% televoting results.[17]

Semi-final 2 – Slovenian Results
Draw Country H. Blagne A. Petrović R. Pikl I. Kosir Alya Average Jury Rank Televote Rank Combined Rank Scoreboard (Points)
01  Malta 7 7 5 7 10 8 11 11
02  Israel 8 12 10 3 9 10 12 12
03  Norway 10 1 3 12 3 3 10 7 4
04  Georgia 14 8 14 14 14 14 14 14
05  Poland 11 4 1 13 4 6 7 6 5
06  Austria 5 2 2 1 2 1 2 2 10
07  Lithuania 6 13 12 9 13 12 13 13
08  Finland 13 6 7 6 6 9 9 9 2
09  Ireland 9 10 13 10 8 11 8 10 1
10  Belarus 2 9 9 5 7 5 6 5 6
11  Macedonia 4 3 4 4 1 2 1 1 12
12   Switzerland 3 5 8 2 11 4 4 3 8
13  Greece 12 11 11 11 12 13 5 8 3
14  Slovenia
15  Romania 1 14 6 8 5 7 3 4 7

Final

The Slovenian votes in the grand final were based on 50% jury voting and 50% televoting results.[18]

Final – Slovenian Results
Draw Country H. Blagne A. Petrović R. Pikl I. Kosir Alya Average Jury Rank Televote Rank Combined Rank Scoreboard (Points)
01  Ukraine 12 22 15 14 9 14 19 20
02  Belarus 10 14 13 19 20 17 12 14
03  Azerbaijan 11 2 3 3 18 5 25 16
04  Iceland 3 6 6 4 4 2 24 12
05  Norway 18 5 2 5 5 4 13 6 5
06  Romania 21 17 12 24 25 23 8 17
07  Armenia 24 12 21 16 24 22 20 24
08  Montenegro 23 3 10 17 10 12 3 4 7
09  Poland 9 7 4 15 19 10 14 10 1
10  Greece 8 25 23 25 23 24 10 21
11  Austria 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 12
12  Germany 6 11 8 11 2 6 16 9 2
13  Sweden 13 15 9 9 6 9 5 3 8
14  France 5 23 14 21 8 13 23 22
15  Russia 20 13 20 10 22 18 15 18
16  Italy 14 24 19 18 11 19 6 11
17  Slovenia
18  Finland 22 10 16 13 13 15 18 19
19  Spain 4 19 11 12 3 7 11 7 4
20   Switzerland 19 8 22 6 21 16 4 8 3
21  Hungary 17 20 24 20 14 21 9 15
22  Malta 16 9 7 8 15 11 17 13
23  Denmark 2 16 18 7 7 8 7 5 6
24  Netherlands 7 4 5 2 12 3 2 2 10
25  San Marino 25 21 25 22 16 25 22 25
26  United Kingdom 15 18 17 23 17 20 21 23

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