Earlier this afternoon RTVSLO confirmed that Slovenia will participate in the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest. Here’s how they framed their decision:
After checking the interest in the project of the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 with advertisers and [considerthe fact that programming is related to the selection of the Eurovision Song Contest, high on popularity among listeners and viewers, the RTV Slovenia has decided to participate in the competition in 2014 . Details of the method of selection and participation of the Slovenian representative in the Eurovision Song Contest will be announced later.
This means that a total of 37 countries will compete in Eurovision this year. The EBU previously gave Slovenia an extension so that it could review its finances and determine whether participation would be possible. We’re so glad that it is!
It is not yet clear whether RTVSLO will stage a national selection or choose its singer internally. We suspect the latter: if money was a major issue going into this process, saving money will surely be on their mind moving forward. April, the Slovenian Lady Gaga, has hinted that she may be in consideration.
Hannah Mancini represented Slovenia at last year’s contest. You can watch our interview with her here, and relive her performance below. Despite some amazing dancing and a sexy black catsuit, she finished last in her semi-final.
Photo: Eurovision.tv (EBU)