Rotterdam 2021

🇸🇮 Slovenia opens search for Eurovision 2021 entry

In May 2020 RTVSLO has confirmed that it has internally selected Ana Soklič to represent them at Eurovision 2021. Now, RTVSLO has announced a search for the song that will represent Ana in next year’s competition.

Submissions open until September 30

Interested artists are able to submit their entries over at RTVSLO’s website, by clicking right here. Submissions must be submitted by midnight on September 30.

To register a song, interested songwriters should:

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

The rules for interested song-writers can be found by clicking right here. (written in Slovenian)

Slovenia at the Eurovision Song Contest

Slovenia made its debut on the Eurovision stage as an independent nation in 1993, after winning Kvalifikacija za Millstreet and getting the right to compete. They qualified along with Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia, who finished second and third respectively

The artist to represent the country for the first time was 1X Band, who sang “Tih deževen dan”. They finished in 22nd with nine points.

Since then, Slovenia has competed 24 times overall as an independent nation. Previously, they have competed as Yugoslavia alongside: Serbia, Montenegro, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and North Macedonia. As Yugoslavia, only four of the 27 entries were from Slovenia.

The country’s best results have been twice in seventh place. The first one was in 1995, thanks to Darja Švajger who sang “Prisluhni mi”. Meanwhile, the second of those came in 2001 with Nuša Derenda and “Energy”.

In 2020, Slovenia selected Ana Soklič as their representative for this year’s contest with the song ‘Voda’.

Who do you think should submit an entry for Ana to sing at Rotterdam? Let us know! Be sure to stay updated by following @ESCXTRA on Twitter@escxtra on Instagram and liking our Facebook page for the latest updates! Also, be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel to see our reactions to the news in the upcoming months.

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Tim Jumawan

I started watching Eurovision ever since I moved to the UK in 2006, obsessed since 2012 and haven't looked back since.
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