Slovenia: Maraaya wins EMA 2015 with “Here For You”

National broadcaster RTVSLO received the second highest ever total entries for this year’s Evrovizijska Melodija (EMA) national final. An expert jury panel selected 8 acts and songs to compete in the final, hoping to follow in the footsteps of Slovenia’s Eurovision predecessor Tinkara Kovac, who hosted tonight’s show alongside Darja Švajger, Maja Keuc and Nejc Šmit. In the end, it was Maraaya who got the ticket to Vienna, with “Here For You”.

EMA 2015 – Jury Evaluation

The tried-and-tested format used to select Maja Keuc in 2011 made a return for EMA 2015. Just like last year, all the finalists performed on the night under the confirmed running order.

Once all 8 acts have performed, it was up to the the juries to make their decision. And they have decided that Maraaya and Rudi Buchar feat. Figoni have advanced to the EMA Superfinal. Sadly, we had to say goodbye to the other six acts including Jana Šušeršich and Martina Majerle, who occupied the top 3 spots on our poll.

EMA 2015 – Superfinal

The two remaining acts performed again and it was all down to the televoters to decide the winner. In the end, Maraaya came out on top to win EMA 2015 and represent Slovenia in Vienna! It looks like our readers definitely agree.

EMA2015_superfinal_results

Like Tinkara did in last year’s contest, Slovenia will perform in the second half of the Second Semi-Final on 21st May.

Are you happy that Maraaya won? Do you agree with Slovenia’s decision? You can watch the entire show again here.

Our first reactions

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Photo: Jani Ugrin