Slovenia: Tonight the EMA 2021 show to reveal Ana Soklič’s Eurovision 2021 song

Slovenia: Tonight the EMA 2021 show to reveal Ana Soklič’s Eurovision 2021 song

Slovenia’s Eurovision 2021 song will premiere as this evening Ana Soklič’s Eurovision entry will be unveiled during the country’s iconic EMA 2021 show.

All initially plans were taliing of holding a song selection between three candidate entries, the broadcaster decided with the covid-19 pandemic still around, to internally select the country’s Eurovision 2021 entry, marking the first time since 2013 the Eurovision song has been determined without a national final. Due to the ongoing covid-19 measures, RTV Slovenia had to adjust their plans on how to air EMA 2021 and reduced the number of participants in the show to a minimum. 

This year’s show will be dedicated to Ana Soklič’s preparations for Ema and the Eurovision Song Contest, and make a special tribute to the 60th anniversary of the former common state’s first appearance at the Eurovision Song Contest, which was also Slovenian, as the author of the song Neke davne zvezde was the legendary leader of RTV Ljubljana. Jože Privšek, and other Slovenian performances at this largest music competition in Europe. 

This year’s internal selection process Ana Soklič is based on only one song for EMA 2021, with which she will represent RTV Slovenia at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. The song was chosen from 191 entries who arrived at the public invitation and at the invitation of the authors by this year’s Eurovision representative.All submitted songs were evaluated by two expert commissions. 

In the first round, the members of the commission formed by the twice Eurovision Song Contest participant, associate professor at the University of Ljubljana, Darja Švajger, author of the 2007 Eurovision Song Contest winner (Prayer) Vladimir Graić and this year’s Eurovision representative Ana Soklič. . 

In the second round, a commission consisting of Darja Švajger, head of ZKP RTV Slovenia Mojca Menart and musician, author of music, lyricist and singer Matevž Šalehar Hamo decided between three songs sung by Ana Soklič.The song is in English and  the author of it has many hits on his record. He has also collaborated with Miley Cyrus, for example, and his song has already won Eurovision in the last decade.

The EMA 2021 show will be hosted by Lea Sirk and Nejc Šmit from Studio 1 TV Slovenia. The show will hit the screen at 20:00 CET and you can watch it HERE.

Angelo D.

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