Only eight left, nearly there! I’ll try and do some non-Eurovision reviews of something or other this week too, just to break things up. Sorry guys! But anyway, time now to look at the pre-selection for a country that most thought might not make it to the contest at all, Slovenia.
Poor Slovenia haven’t had much luck since the semi-finals started in 2004. Until then they had poodled along since its 1993 debut, doing well enough to attend most of the contests, even reaching the top 10 three times. But with the need to qualify, only 2 out of 10 semi-finals have led to qualification. They only just made it to 2014’s contest, with an extension from the EBU giving them enough time to cobble the entry fee together.
So here we are, a national final, the first for a few years. You’d think they’d go cheap and do an internal selection this time, but hey ho. A public vote decided the winner from 7 finalists, easy peasy. Did they make a good choice though?