Klemen Slakonja and the Slovenian representative in Europe's Favourite TV Show in 2011, Maja Keuc presented the show. Maja opened the show with a rendition of Vanilija, the Slovene language version of her 2011 entry No One.
The first eight of the 32 contestants were introduced to the public tonight, but only four places were available to progress to the next stage of the show. Two were chosen by the Slovenian public, and two by an expert panel of judges.
Tonight's acts and the songs they performed are (Qualifiers in bold):-
The special guests in tonight's show were the Danish group A Friend In London, who achieved a fifth place finish in the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest with New Tomorrow. The band performed this song, and also a second song entitled Calling A Friend.
Next week, a further eight contestants will be whittled down to four in the next round of Misija Evrovizija. Following the Misija Evrovizija shows, after the selection of the successful artist, in 2012 the national selection show EMA 2012 will take place and it is then that the Slovenian entry itself will be chosen