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Slovenia’s rejected entry, Mr. Nobody.
Slovenia’s humiliation continues. For the third consecutive year, Slovenia was the only one of the former Yugoslav republics not to advance into the Eurovision finals. Isn’t it time to call it quits, folks?
To be perfectly fair, Serbia & Montenegro also aren’t in the finals this year, but only because they couldn’t agree on a representative. They didn’t even compete. Apparently, an all-Montenegrin judging panel wanted to send an all-Montenegrin boy band (instead of an all-Serbian band) to Athens. Only problem: The audience at the time was full of Serbs. Another problem: They had bottles, and no qualms about launching them onto the stage. (The BBC has video of the poor boy band fleeing the stage on this page.) Of course, it’s also a very sensitive time for Serbs and Montenegrins right now, which obviously made things worse.
Anyway, the final is on Saturday. I’m really, really, really hoping that Finland wins.