The Slovenian national broadcaster, RTVSLO, has kicked off the submission period for the Eurovision 2021 song selection. 

Following the confirmation that  Ana Soklič will be the country’s hopeful for next year’s Eurovison Song Contest in Rotterdam, RTVSLO has now opened the submission window of the country’s song selection.

Conditions and deadline

Acts, song-writers and composers that wish to represent  Slovenia in the next competiton have a deadline until September 30 to submit their music proposals. The rules and conditions of the ESC 2021 song selection can be read HERE, while the applicant’s form can be filled in and attached with the requirements  HERE.

In order to send in an acceptable submission it should meet with the following guidlines:

  • Upload a recording of the song in MP3 format
  • Upload the text of the song and a description of the creative and musical activities of the authors.
  • A completed and signed statement, which is part of the invitation.

 

The Eurovision story so far

Slovenia participated at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1993 with 1X Band and hasn’t won yet the competition. The country’s best results in the contest is a 7th placing, achieved  in 1995 (Darja Svajger) and 2001 (Nusa Derenda).

Slovenia has competed 24 times in the contest since their debut in 1993, and has only missed out the contests of 1994 and 2000 when it had to stay out of the event due to the rules of the competition at that time. In 2018 Slovenia opted to select its Eurovision act and entry via its traditional national selection EMA. Lea Sirk flew to Lisbon with her entry Hvala, ne!, placing 22nd in the Grand Final.

Last year the country was represented in Tel Aviv by the duo, Zala Kralj and Gašper Šantl and their entry “Sebi” which finished in 15th place in the Grand final, marking Slovenia’s fourth semi final qualification the last six years of participation.

Ana Soklič earned the right to represent Slovenia at the Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam after winning the national final, EMA 2020, with her entry ‘Voda’. Unfortunately her ESC jounrney never reached Rotterdam as the contest was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.