Mini EMA 2015, the kids’ version of Slovenia’s adult Eurovision national final, debuted last month. Six contestants were chosen to compete but only two girls made it to tonight’s final. For one last time in Ljubljana, today’s final took place as part of weekly TV show Vikend paket. Lina Kuduzovic emerged as the winner with her song “Prva ljubezen”. Next stop? Sofia for Junior Eurovision 2015!
Both Leni and Lina Kuduzovic performed their songs live in the studio. While a jury panel helped select the two finalists, only the televoters made the all-important decision this evening. Power to the people, y’all!
Leni – “Najlepši dan”
Lina Kuduzovic – “Prva ljubezen”
Mini EMA 2015 Final Result
After all the votes had been counted and verified, the envelope revealed Lina Kuduzovic came out on top! Y’all agreed with the televoters, with Lina receiving 72.68% of the overall vote on our recent poll.
“Prva ljubezen” was co-composed by Lina herself alongside this year’s adult Eurovision representatives Maraaya. Both of them also worked on the lyrics along with Sabina Kuduzovic whilst Raay did the song arrangement.
Slovenia made their Junior Eurovision debut last with Ula Ložar, today’s Mini EMA co-host and guest performer. Last year she was selected internally by national broadcaster RTV Slovenija. Her entry “Nisi sam” finished 12th out of 16 with 29 points. We were shocked at Slovenia’s undeserved result, and our readers agreed, with Ula receiving our Wiwi Junior Award for Most Wronged.
Did the right girl win this year? You can watch the final again here.