The EMA Freš online competition was completed today determining the last two spots of the Slovenian national selection EMA 2020, which will determine the country’s Eurovision 2020 representative.  Parvani Violet and Saška were the ones to fill in the last two spots of the national final. 

RTVSLO the Slovenian broadcaster has launched this year the new online selection format of EMA Freš, through which two acts will fill in two spots in the national final of  EMA 2020. After week of duels between 18 participants the new competition reached its final stage where 10 acts battles for the two places that lead to the Slovenian national EMA 2020

The two contestants that were chosen to participate in  EMA 2020 (one by the jury and one by the public) are:

  • Parvani Violet – Cupid

  • Saška – Še kar lovim tvoj nasmeh

The Slovenian national final  ΕΜΑ 2020 is set to take place on February 22 at RTVSlo’s studios in Ljubljana. Once the songs are performed, a three member jury will select the first two acts while the public will determine which one will represent the country in Rotterdam.

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: