RTVSLO the national broadcaster of Slovenia has confirmed to us this afternoon that they will not be taking part in Eurovision Young Dancers 2015.
A total of three countries have so far confirmed their participation in the contest next year, this includes a debut from Malta which was announced earlier today. A maximum of 14 countries can take part in Eurovision Young Dancers, with a minimum of 10 required for the contest to take place.
A quick history:
Slovenia debuted in Eurovision Young Dancers in 1993 with Ursa Vidmar, however did not make it to the final. The contest was held in the Dansen Hus, Stockholm with 15 countries competing to be crowned Eurovision Young Dancer 1993. Slovenia participated again in 1995 but failed to qualify with Damjan Mohorko . In 1997 Ana Klasnja failed to make it to the final, she also participated for Slovenia again in 1999 but did not make it out of the semi final stages.
2001 saw the contest make its way to London, this year Slovenia sent Eva Gasparic, she did not qualify for the final. Anze Škrube represented Slovenia in 2003, but continued their run of failing to qualify for the final. Slovenia took part in the contest in 2005, but once again failed to make it to the final.
In 2011 when the contest returned to the screens Petra Zupančić took Slovenia to their first ever final, she finished second to Daniel Sarr from Norway. Last year in Gdansk Slovenia were represented by Patricija Crnkovič, she was just 15 at the time of the contest, she did not make it through to the Super Final.
You can see Patricija’s performance in Gdansk below: