RTVSLO has revealed snippets of the ten songs that will compete in Slovenia’s national final for  the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Tel Aviv.

For another year Slovenia will be sticking with its traditional Eurovision national selection format, Evrovizijska Melodija (EMA) which will be running its 21st edition. From a total of 103 entries submitted to the national broadcaster a special jury panel shorlisted the number down to the final 10 acts that will compete in next February’s national final.

Today, RTVSLO has released 30 second snippets of the songs competing to represent Slovenia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. You can listen to the snippets of the songs on the Slovenian broadcasters website. The songs will be released in full through Val 202 in the following days.

The 10 finalists as we will see them appear in the national final are:

  1. Kim – Rhythm Back To Me
  2. Renata Mohorič – Three Bridges
  3. René – Ne poveš
  4. Fed Horses – Ti ne poznaš konjev
  5. Ula Ložar – Fridays
  6. Lumberjack – Lepote dna
  7. Okustični – Metulji plešejo
  8. INMATE – Atma
  9. Zala Kralj and Gašper Šantl – Oprosti
  10. Raiven – Kaos

In this year’s edition some changes will be introduced in the voting process, as a special jury will select the two acts that will qualify in a Superfinal round. The final winner will be detemined exclusively by the pubic voting.

THE EUROVISION STORY SO FAR

Slovenia debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1993 with 1X Band and is yet to win 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, the country has partaken in the competition religiously every year with the exception of 1994 and 2000 when the nation was forced to stay out of the event due to the relegation rules of the contest back then.

In 2018 Slovenia opted to select its Eurovision act and entry via its traditional national selection EMA. Lea Sirk won the golden ticket to Lisbon with her entry Hvala, ne!, placing 22nd in the Grand Final.