Slovenia: RTVSLO unveiled the 10 contestants of EMA 2019
Although we are in the middle of the Christmas holidays the national selection procedures are without a break unfolding. Today the Slovenian national broadcaster RTVSLO revealed the 10 acts who will participate in the upcoming national final EMA 2019.
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. Take a look at the 10 hopefuls for Slovenia:
- Fed Horses – Ti ne poznaš konzev
- Inmate – Atma
- Kim – Rhythm back to me
- Lumberjack – Lepote DNA
- Okusticni – Metulji plešejo
- Raiven – Kaos
- Renata Mohorič – Three bridges
- René – Ne poveš
- Ula Ložar – Fridays
- Zara Kralj & Gašper Šantl – Oprosti
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.