Slovenia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2010

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Eurovision Song Contest 2010
Country Slovenia
National selection
Selection processEMA 2010
Selection date(s)Semi-final:
20 February 2010
Final:
21 February 2010
Selected entrantAnsambel Roka Žlindre & Kalamari
Selected song"Narodnozabavni rock"
Finals performance
Semi-final resultFailed to qualify (16th, 6 points)
Slovenia in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Slovenia selected its entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2010, which was held in Oslo, Norway, through the EMA contest, organised by Radiotelevizija Slovenija (RTV SLO). The winner of the contest, held on 21 February, was Ansambel Roka Žlindre and Kalamari with the song "Narodnozabavni rock" (Popular folk rock), which received 15,907 votes, almost five times as many votes as runner-up Nina Pušlar.[1][2]

Before Eurovision[edit]

EMA 2010[edit]

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EMA 2010 was the 15th edition of the Slovenian national final format Evrovizijska Melodija (EMA). The competition was used by RTV Slovenija to select Slovenia's entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2010. The 2010 edition of EMA took place at the Gospodarsko razstavišče in Ljubljana and consisted of two shows: a semi-final and a final. The competition was broadcast on TV SLO1 and online via the broadcaster's website rtvslo.si.[3]

Format[edit]

A total of twenty-one songs competed in two televised shows consisting of a semi-final on 20 February 2010 and a final on 21 February 2010.[4] Fourteen of the songs were selected from open submissions and competed in the semi-final with public televoting exclusively selecting seven finalists out of the fourteen songs to proceed to the final. In the final, the seven qualifying songs in the semi-final alongside an additional seven pre-qualified songs written by composers directly invited by RTV Slovenija for the competition competed and public televoting exclusively determined the winner.[5]

Competing entries[edit]

Artists and composers were able to submit their entries to the broadcaster between 17 October 2009 and 14 December 2009.[6][7] For 2010, all songs were required to be in Slovene due to certain legal restrictions made on RTV Slovenija to promote the Slovene language.[8] 111 entries were received by the broadcaster during the submission period. An expert committee consisting of Mojca Menart (Head of the publishing business of ZKP RTV SLO), Urška Čop (music editor for Radio Maribor), Andrea Flego (radio host, musician and producer), Miha Vardjan (musician and producer) and Drago Mislej Mef (guitarist, musician and songwriter) selected fourteen artists and songs for the semi-final of the competition from the received submissions, while the seven songs selected as pre-qualifiers for the final of the competition were written by composers directly invited by RTV Slovenija based on their success on EMA in recent years and their performance in the Slovenian charts: Gal Gjurin, Marino Legovič, Miran Juvan, Neisha, Patrik Greblo, Raay and Zvone Tomac. The composers also selected the performer for their entry. The competing artists in the semi-final and final were announced on 18 December 2009 and 8 January 2010, respectively. Among the competing artists was former Slovenian Eurovision contestant Nuša Derenda who represented Slovenia in 2001.[9][10][11]

Semi-final[edit]

The semi-final of EMA 2010 took place on 20 February 2010, hosted by Ivo Kores and Bernarda Žarn. In addition to the performances of the competing entries, 2008 Slovenian Eurovision entrant Rebeka Dremelj, 2009 Bosnian Eurovision entrants Regina, Natalija Verboten and Eva Černe performed as guests. A public vote selected seven entries to proceed to the final: "Narodnozabavni rock" performed by Ansambel Roka Žlindre & Kalamari, "Roko mi daj" performed by Langa, "Tukaj sem doma" performed by Manca Špik, "Dež" performed by Nina Pušlar, "Moj si zrak" performed by Marko Vozelj, "Dovolj ljubezni" performed by Martina Šraj and "Para me" performed by Brigita Šuler.[12][13]

Semi-final – 20 February 2010
Draw Artist Song Composer(s) Televote Place
1 Sara Kobold "Od tod do večnosti" Martin Štibernik 549 8
2 Brigita Šuler "Para me" Miha Hercog, Saša Lendero 618 7
3 Nina Pušlar "Dež" Martin Štibernik, Dejan Radičevič 966 4
4 Langa "Roko mi daj" Miha Hercog, Mišo Kontrec, Saša Lendero 2,034 2
5 Saša Zamernik "Živim za zdaj" Raay, Dantaya 454 11
6 Ylenia Zobec "Priznam" Tadej Mihelič, Ylenia Zobec 477 10
7 Vaso & D Plejbeks "Gremo na Emo" Tadej Vasle 208 13
8 Martina Šraj "Dovolj ljubezni" Simon Skalar, Martina Šraj 773 6
9 Marko Vozelj "Moj si zrak" Marko Vozelj 924 5
10 Petra Pečovnik "Iz navade" Domen Kumer, Petra Pečovnik 179 14
11 Martina Feri & Tomaž Nedoh "Le en dan" Tom Nedoh, Nik Papič, Polona Oblak 275 12
12 Zadnji Taxi "Franjo" Roman Zupančič 515 9
13 Manca Špik "Tukaj sem doma" Andrej Babić, Feri Lainšček 1,446 3
14 Ansambel Roka Žlindre & Kalamari "Narodnozabavni rock" Marino Legovič, Leon Oblak 6,745 1

Final[edit]

The final of EMA 2010 took place on 21 February 2010, hosted by Lorella Flego and Andrea F. The seven entries that qualified from the semi-final alongside the seven pre-qualified entries competed. In addition to the performances of the competing entries, 2005 Slovenian Eurovision entrant Omar Naber, 2009 Eurovision winner Alexander Rybak, Saša Lendero and Tinkara Kovač performed as guests.[14] A public vote selected "Narodnozabavni rock" performed by Ansambel Roka Žlindre & Kalamari as the winner.[1][2]

Final – 21 February 2010
Draw Artist Song Composer(s) Televote Place
1 Marko Vozelj "Moj si zrak" Marko Vozelj 1,597 6
2 Nuša Derenda "Sanjajva" Neisha 1,040 9
3 Langa "Roko mi daj" Miha Hercog, Mišo Kontrec, Saša Lendero 3,462 3
4 Tangels "Kaj in kam" Raay, P. Charles 444 12
5 Brigita Šuler "Para me" Miha Hercog, Saša Lendero 1,244 8
6 Anastazija Juvan "Nežna" Miran Juvan, Anastazija Juvan 273 14
7 Manca Špik "Tukaj sem doma" Andrej Babić, Feri Lainšček 2,264 4
8 Hamo & Gal "Črni konji čez nebo" Gal Gjurin 1,918 5
9 Martina Šraj "Dovolj ljubezni" Simon Skalar, Martina Šraj 1,479 7
10 Stereotipi "Daj mi en znak" Zvone Tomac, Janez Rupnik, Vatroslav Tomac 298 13
11 Nina Pušlar "Dež" Martin Štibernik, Dejan Radičevič 3,527 2
12 Vlado Pilja "Tudi fantje jočejo" Marino Legovič, Igor Pirkovič 513 11
13 Ansambel Roka Žlindre & Kalamari "Narodnozabavni rock" Marino Legovič, Leon Oblak 15,907 1
14 Lea Sirk "Vampir je moj poet" Patrik Greblo, Juliette Justine 751 10

At Eurovision[edit]

Slovenia competed in the second semi-final of the contest on 27 May 2010. Ansambel Roka Žlindre & Kalamari performed 11th on stage, following Romania and preceding Ireland. Slovenia finished in 16th place, finishing with only 6 points, 1 point from Israel and 5 points from Croatia. Therefore, they did not qualify for the final on 29 May.

In the semi-final Slovenia gave the maximum points, 12 points, to Croatia, 10 points to Denmark and 8 points to Azerbaijan. In the final, where Slovenia were also allowed to vote, the country gave 12 points to Denmark, 10 points to winners Germany and 8 points to Serbia. In the final the Slovene points were announced by Andrea F.

Split results[edit]

  • In the Semi-final 2 Slovenia came 16th with 6 points: the public awarded Slovenia 16th place with 11 points and the jury awarded 17th place with 5 points.

Points awarded by Slovenia[15][edit]

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Webb, Glen (21 February 2010). "Anzambel Roka Žlindere & Kalamari to Oslo for Slovenia!". European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 21 February 2010.
  2. ^ a b Grillhofer, Florian (21 February 2010). "Slovenia sends Roka Žlindre & Kalamari to Eurovision". ESCToday. Retrieved 21 February 2010.
  3. ^ "Live: National final in Slovenia". Esctoday. 21 February 2010. Retrieved 15 February 2021.
  4. ^ Romkes, Rene (7 January 2010). "Exclusive: EMA 2010 on February 20 and 21". ESCToday. Retrieved 8 January 2010.
  5. ^ "EMA to be held in the first half of March". ESCToday. 11 December 2009. Retrieved 12 December 2009.
  6. ^ Floras, Stella (18 October 2009). "Slovenia calls for songs for Eurovision 2010". ESCToday. Retrieved 18 October 2009.
  7. ^ Costa, Nelson (17 October 2009). "Deadline to submit songs scheduled". Oikotimes. Archived from the original on 29 December 2010. Retrieved 17 October 2009.
  8. ^ Viniker, Barry (21 October 2009). "Slovenian Eurovision Song in own language". ESCToday. Retrieved 21 October 2009.
  9. ^ Grillhofer, Florian (18 December 2009). "Slovenia: Singers and song titles revealed". ESCToday. Retrieved 18 December 2009.
  10. ^ Dahlander, Gustav (20 December 2009). "Contenders lined up for Slovenian selections". European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 8 January 2010.
  11. ^ Dahlander, Gustav (8 January 2010). "Eurovision wildcards revealed in Slovenia". European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 8 January 2010.
  12. ^ Klier, Marcus (20 February 2010). "Results: Seven acts qualified in Slovenia". ESCToday. Retrieved 20 February 2010.
  13. ^ Webb, Glen (20 February 2010). "Slovenia: Seven songs qualify for final". European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 20 February 2010.
  14. ^ Grillhofer, Florian (17 February 2010). "All the details of EMA 2010". ESCToday. Retrieved 17 February 2010.
  15. ^ Eurovision Song Contest 2008

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