Slovenia’s Hannah

Slovenian broadcaster RTVSLO has announced they have been granted another deadline extension, in place of the original deadline granted by the EBU, which was due to take effect today. They now have until 17 January to decide on whether to confirm Slovenia’s participation or withdraw altogether.

The broadcaster are currently seeking financial support and are chasing sponsors, which could mean a decision to send an entry to Copenhagen could be delayed until the last possible minute.

An article from RTVSLO reviewing the year on music throughout 2013 mentioned that despite the withdrawals of several countries at Eurovision, Slovenia is not thinking of withdrawing from the 2014 contest itself.

Should Slovenia confirm their participation, it is rumoured last month that Slovenian pop singer April, runner up on EMA 2011, announced on her Facebook page that she was approached by RTVSLO, on whether to represent the country at Copenhagen.

Slovenia first made their debut in 1993. They have yet to win the Eurovision Song Contest and their best result is 7th in 1995 and 2001. Last year, Hannah Mancini represented the country with her entry “Straight into Love”, but finished at a rock bottom 16th with 8 points in the semi-final.

Anthony Ko contributed this report from the U.K. Follow him on Twitter at @bjorneo. You can also keep up-to-date with the latest Eurovision news and gossip by liking our Facebook page.

Photo: Eurovision.tv (EBU)

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Arianna
6 years ago

Fingers crossed for Slovenia 🙂

Mario
Mario
6 years ago

Hopefully this will work out for Croatia and Lines and Colours,too.

Giorgos
6 years ago

Slovenia will withdraw and you will see it.Their last place on 2013 made them upset

Also,April is awful.I prefer Mana Keuc to go

Ronaldo
Ronaldo
6 years ago

I likes @HannahFansUK Twitter suggestion: Everyone send broadcaster 5 euros!

Padraig Muldoon
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6 years ago

Slightly off topic, but I’m only realising how good Hannah actually was. Pity we didn’t all cop that in May. Maybe Slovenia wouldn’t be doing all these delay tactics if we had.