The analytical results of Slovenia‘s national final, EMA 2018, were released. Lea Sirk with the song “Hvala Ne” was crowned as EMA winner and Slovenian representative at Eurovision 2018.

For another year (the tenth in raw), the public’s favorite song  does not win the national final, since Lea Sirk was just third in the public voting. Like last year, BQL won the first place in the public vote, but they came second after they failed to catch up with Lea Sirk in the jury’s rating.

The results:

Draw Artist Song Jury Televote Points Place
1 Lea Sirk «Hvala, ne!» 68 2556 48 116 1
2 Indigo «Vesna» 18 678 0 18 7
3 Ina Shai «Glow» 26 709 12 38 6
4 BQL «Promise» 34 4734 72 106 2
5 Marina Martensson «Blizu» 10 647 0 10 8
6 Lara Kadis «Zdaj sem tu» 38 1788 36 74 4
7 Proper «Ukraden cvet» 30 1283 24 54 5
8 Nuška Drašček «Ne zapusti me zdaj» 28 3069 60 88 3

Slovenia competes in the second half of the 2nd semifinal  on 10 May, claiming one of ten tickets leading to the final.