Slovenia: Eva Boto to Baku with Verjamem

Slovenia: Eva Boto to Baku with Verjamem
Eva Boto tonight's Misija EMA 2012 winner.Photo:RTVSLO
Ljubljana, Slovenia -

Moments ago, the final of Misija EMA 2012 came to it's conclusion with 16 year old Eva Boto taking the coveted prize and with it earning the right to represent Slovenia in the Eurovision Song Contest with the song Verjamem.

Slovenia's Misija Evrovizija, the competition to decide their singer for the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest kicked off back in Autumn 2011. A total of 32 contestants battled it out and a number were eliminated week by week. Eva Boto and twins Nika & Eva Prusnik shook off all opponents to win the two tickets to tonight's final called Misija EMA 2012.

After the two finalists were known, broadcaster RTVSLO called for song submissions. This attracted not only interest from Slovenian songwriters, but also some from Denmark, Iceland,Croatia and Malta.

Tonight's show was hosted by Klemen Slakonja, who had hosted all of the Misija Evrovizija series of shows.

Three songs each in first round

The show was opened tonight by last years Slovene representative Maja Keuc and host Klemen Slakonja performing an alternative version of the 2011 winner from Azerbaijan Running Scared. A total of three songs were performed by Eva Boto and Eva & Nika Prusnik in the following order:-

  • Eva Boto - Run
  • Nika & Eva Prusnik - Konichiwa
  • Eva Boto - A Si Sanjal Mej
  • Nika & Eva Prusnik - Malo Sreče
  • Eva Boto - Verjamem
  • Nika & Eva Prusnik - Love Hurts

In the first round of voting, a 50/50 split of professional jury and public televoting decided which one of the three songs was the best suited for each act.

In the first interval act, some of the former eliminated contestants of Misija Evrovizija returned to sing their favourite song from their earlier performances.

Super final

When this was decided Eva Boto and Nika & Eva Prusnik returned to perform that chosen song. From there, it was 100% down to the public televote to choose the best entry for Slovenia. The two chosen songs were:-

  • Eva Boto - Verjamem
  • Nika & Eva Prusnik - Konichiwa

An interval act was held featuring Anggun, the French representative in 2012, Nuša Derenda, Maja Keuc and Darja Svajger, Emilija Kokić and Maja Keuc herself singing the 2011 Slovenian entry No One.

Slovenia will perform in the second half of the Second Semi Final of the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest on Thursday 24th May in Baku.


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  • Posted on 9 April 2012 at 17:54
    Beautiful song, I hope it will be highly placed. Good luck and greetings from Serbia report to the moderator
  • Posted on 17 March 2012 at 14:05
    Great song. I realy like it. My favourite this year :) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 15 March 2012 at 23:40
    I have been a huge supporter of last years Slovenian entry (still think it could have won if they left it in Slovenian) but this year - OH MY GOD - LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! Yet again you made me a huge supporter and yet again Slovenia has the best song. Please let this year be the year when finally this small but powerful country wins.
    Great song, great vocals, pure quality!
    Leave it in Slovenia language and do some clever promo for it & you'll see that I was right ;) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 12 March 2012 at 20:47
    Somehow Slovenia every year sends similar songs.Nice with great vocals but neither audience nor jury give many points. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 3 March 2012 at 07:59
    Very good choose :)
    it´s my top 5:

    1.Slovenia
    2.Turkey
    3.Cyprus
    4.Iceland
    5.Switzerland

    Good luck anyway :) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 29 February 2012 at 18:23
    THANK YOU from Slovenia for all of your nice comments:)) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 29 February 2012 at 13:44
    Beautiful song, Slovenia!
    And "Verjamem" is not similar to "Molitva" in my opinion. :)
    The only thing those two songs have in common is the same author. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 29 February 2012 at 11:00
    Verjamem was my top choice. Great entry Slovenia. This will definitely be in the finals and has a good potential to win!!!!

    DO NOT CHANGE LYRICS INTO ENGLISH, because you will destroy the song. It will lose its powerful meaning, drama and emotions.

    BE WISE AND LEAVE IT IN SLOVENIAN LANGUAGE!!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 28 February 2012 at 23:47
    Great song!! Srečno Eva! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 28 February 2012 at 22:19
    I like this song. Good luck Slovenia (: report to the moderator
  • Posted on 28 February 2012 at 19:37
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  • Posted on 28 February 2012 at 17:41
    Slovenia has a very nice and powerful ballads. Ballad is always a difficult genre as there are often too much of those, but this is one that can make a difference.

    Good entry from Slovenia this year. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 28 February 2012 at 17:13
    This song is good...goodluck Slovenia report to the moderator
  • Posted on 28 February 2012 at 17:11
    This song is good....goodluck Slovenia report to the moderator