Slovenia to choose 2013 entry internally

Slovenia to choose 2013 entry internally
Eva Boto, Slovenia's representative in 2012 Eurovision Song Contest.Photo:Elke Roels (EBU)

National broadcaster RTVSLO has confirmed that the Slovenian entry for the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest will be chosen internally.

In a press release issued today, RTVSLO confirm that due to the fact their participation in the 2013 contest was only confirmed on 15th December last year, this left little time to properly organise a national selection and call for entries to be submitted.

Due to these time constraints, plus reduced funding issues, it has therefore been decided that the 2013 Slovenian entry will be chosen internally. This method of selection is nothing new across many participating countries, and indeed has been employed by several countries already for their 2013 entries.

RTVSLO state that the artist and song should be known and made public no later than 15th February.

Slovenia will participate in the first half of the First Semi-Final of Europe's Favourite TV Show on Tuesday 14th May in Malmö.