Just a month ago  the Slovenian national broadcaster, RTVSLO, unveiled the 10 finalists of the  national selection, EMA 2020. On January 18 the EMA FREŠ final will take place completing the national selection’s line up with the last two acts. The broadcaster has released snippets of the 10 entries competing in EMA FREŠ.

We will see the full songs be performed during the televised final show where 2 acts  out of the 10 candidates will qualify to the EMA 2020 national final. One act will be determined by public voting and the second one by a three member jury.  The EMA FREŠ final will be presented by Aja Pinterič and Bojan Cvjetićanin and will be aired at 20:00 CET on RTVSLO1.

The ten finalists of EMA FREŠ are:

  • Marmoris – Moj pristan
  • Astrid in AvantgardenSing To Me
  • KlarityDiham
  • Lana Hrvatin Dream
  • Parvani VioletCupid
  • Pia NinaTukaj in zdaj
  • SaškaŠe kar lovim tvoj nasmeh
  • StellaNe vem, če sem v redu
  • Alfirev Črno bela lika
  • YouniteThe Cure

Check out the snippets of the final’s entries on the following video:

The Eurovision story so far

Slovenia participated at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1993 with 1X Band and hasn’t won yet the competition. The country’s best results in the contest is a 7th placing, achieved  in 1995 (Darja Svajger) and 2001 (Nusa Derenda).

Slovenia has competed 24 times in the contest since their debut in 1993, and has only missed out the contests of 1994 and 2000 when it had to stay out of the event due to the rules of the competition at that time. In 2018 Slovenia opted to select its Eurovision act and entry via its traditional national selection EMA. Lea Sirk flew to Lisbon with her entry Hvala, ne!, placing 22nd in the Grand Final.

This year the country was represented in Tel Aviv by the duo, Zala Kralj and Gašper Šantl and their entry “Sebi” which finished in 15th place in the Grand final, marking Slovenia’s fourth semi final qualification the last six years of participation. Let rememer Zala and Gašper’s performance on Expo Tel Aviv’s stage in the grand final: