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Slovenia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2002

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Slovenia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2002

Eurovision Song Contest 2002
Country  Slovenia
National selection
Selection process EMA 2002
Selection date(s) Semi-final
15 February 2002
16 February 2002
Selected entrant Sestre
Selected song "Samo ljubezen"
Finals performance
Final result 13th, 33 points
Slovenia in the Eurovision Song Contest

Slovenia competed in the Eurovision Song Contest 2002, represented by Sestre with "Samo ljubezen" (Only love). The song was the winner of the Slovene national final, EMA 2002.

EMA 2002

The Slovene national broadcaster Radiotelevizija Slovenija (RTVSLO) hela a national final to select the Slovene entry for Eurovision. EMA 2002 was held in February 2002. 18 songs competed in the semi-final of the contest, where 10 songs qualified to the final.


The semi-final of EMA 2002 was held on 15 February 2002 at the RTVSLO TV Studios in Ljubljana, hosted by Nuša Derenda, Darja Švajger and Andrea F. 18 songs competed for ten places in the final. The ten qualifiers were selected from the top 5 songs in a public televote and 5 jury wildcards.

EMA 2002 - Semi-final - 15 February 2002
Draw Artist Song Televote Place
1 Katrinas "Ocean" 2340 6 Out
2 Irena Vrckovnik "V ritmu, ki me lovi" 1607 11 Out
3 Alenka Šmid-Cena "Plamen v temi" 810 17 Out
4 Manca & NORDunk "Zdravilo sveta" 894 16 Panel
5 Monika Pucelj "Mi paše" 1949 8 Panel
6 Gianni Rijavec "Baby Blue" 1727 10 Out
7 Sestre "Samo ljubezen" 4085 3 Televote
8 Deja Mušic "Shangri-La" 463 18 Out
9 Polona "Oblaki" 1280 13 Panel
10 Regina "Ljubezen daje moc" 2260 7 Out
11 Botri "Angelina" 1253 14 Panel
12 Damjana Golavsek "Vsako zivljenje gre svojo pot" 1117 15 Out
13 Ana Dezman "Pelji me, kjer sem doma" 1286 12 Panel
14 Anika "Ce ni ljubezni" 1912 9 Out
15 Karmen Stavec "Še in še" 13776 1 Televote
16 Andraz Hribar "Moja moja" 3639 5 Televote
17 Rok 'n' Band "Slika brez pozdrava" 3787 4 Televote
18 Faraoni "Imej me vedno s seboj" 4822 2 Televote


The final of EMA 2002 was held on 16 February 2002 at the RTVSLO TV Studios in Ljubljana, hosted by Miša Molk and Andrea F. The ten semi-final qualifiers competed again, with the final winner being decided through televoting, an expert jury and an RTVSLO jury, all with equal weighing. Unlike the semi-final, the final on February 16 was decided by two juries as well as a public telephone vote. The juries put Sestre ahead of Stavec by one point before a five-minute hiatus for the results of the televote to be collated. As five minutes stretched into twenty, the green room began to divide into two camps, half the performers shouting for Stavec and the rest for Sestre. Although the eventual televoting result gave Stavec 31,944 votes and Sestre only 8,454, the votes from the juries were sufficient to send Sestre to Eurovision in Tallinn. [1]

EMA 2002 - Final - 16 February 2002
Draw Artist Song Points Place
1 Manca & NORDunk "Zdravilo sveta" 13 8
2 Monika Pucelj "Mi paše" 17 5
3 Sestre "Samo ljubezen" 29 1
4 Polona "Oblaki" 19 4
5 Botri "Angelina" 8 9
6 Ana Dezman "Pelji me, kjer sem doma" 21 3
7 Karmen Stavec "Še in še" 28 2
8 Andraz Hribar "Moja moja" 16 6
9 Rok 'n' Band "Slika brez pozdrava" 8 9
10 Faraoni "Imej me vedno s seboj" 15 7

At Eurovision

At Eurovision Sestre performed "Samo ljubezen" 22nd in the running order, following Romania and preceding Latvia. The Slovene votes were calculated through a public televote held after all songs had performed.

At the close of the voting, Slovenia placed 13th in a field of 24, having received 33 points. Croatia's Vesna Pisarović with "Everything I Want" was the most voted song by the Slovene public, gaining their 12 points. Malta and the United Kingdom received Slovenia's 10 and 8 points respectively, while eventual winner Latvia received only 5 points.

See also


External links

  • Slovene National Final 2002

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