After reverting to an internal selection for 2023, Slovenian broadcaster Radiotelevizija Slovenija (RTV SLO) has announced that Slovenia will return to a national final in order to select its representative for the 2024 Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö, Sweden.
What will the national final look like?
After confirming its participation back in September, we now know what the selection process for Slovenia’s 2024 representatives will look like. The submission period for Misija Malmö, Slovenia’s national final, is open until November 15th. After that, an expert committee assembled by RTV SLO will evaluate all submissions before selecting up to four songs for the main show. These songs will be revealed to the public by December 11th at the very latest. Then, the national final itself will take place sometime in January 2024. After that, we shall know who will succeed Joker Out as Slovenia’s representative at the contest.
Slovenia’s Eurovision Journey:
In 1993, Slovenia made its debut in the Eurovision Song Contest with 1X Band and the song “Tih deževen dan”, which placed 22nd. Since their debut, they have participated 27 times – of which, 15 were where they qualified for the Grand Final.
Slovenia’s recent Eurovision participation saw them being represented by Joker Out, who sang the song “Carpe Diem”. Performing at the second semi-final, the band placed 5th, therefore qualifying for the final for the first time since 2019. In the final, Slovenia finished in 21st place, receiving 78 points. Of these, 33 came from the jury and 45 from the televote.
What do you think about Slovenia’s decision to return to a national final? Who would you like to see at Misija Malmö this year? As always, let us know what you think by commenting below. Also, be sure to follow ‘That Eurovision Site’ on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, Threads and Bluesky for all things Slovenia at Eurovision 2024!
News Source: RTV SLO
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