Since its debut in 1993 Slovenia has participated twenty-three times at the Eurovision Song Contest, with two absences in 1994 and 2000.
The country’s best results are two seventh places, achieved the first time in 1995 with Darja Švajger and the song Prisluhni mi; the second time in 2001 with Nuša Derenda and the song Energy.
Last year, in Kyiv Slovenia failed to reach the final, so this year the hopes of a country are on the shoulder of Lea Sirk, a Slovenian singer and songwriter, with the song Hvala, ne!.
Lea studied at the Conservatory of Music in Geneva and has played in various orchestras and participated in different seminars across Europe.
She participated at numerous national and international competitions, where she regularly finished amongst the top positions.
Her participation at numerous festivals culminated with her impressive win at EMA 2018 where she became the Slovene representative at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest with her song Hvala, ne! which she wrote alongside Tomy DeClerque.