Slovenia: RTVSLO confirms EMA 2018 semi-final and final dates

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Back in December RTVSLO confirmed 16 acts for Slovenia’s national selection show EMA 2018 (Evrovizijska Melodija), including several familiar faces. And today the broadcaster has announced the dates for this year’s competition.

Instead of the two semi-finals like last year, there will only be one semi-final featuring all 16 participants.

This will take place on February 17. Then the qualifiers will compete in the final a week later on February 24.

Both shows will be hosted by the stand-up comedian Vid Valic.

EMA 2018 – Confirmed semi-finalists

  • Anabel – “Pozitiva”
  • BQL – “Ptica”
  • Gregor Ravnik – “Zdaj je cas”
  • INA SHAI – “V nebo”
  • Indigo – “Vesna”
  • KiNG FOO – “Zive sanje”
  • Lara Kadis – “Zdaj sem tu”
  • Lea Sirk – “Cirque”
  • ManuElla – “Dan potem”
  • Marina Martensson – “Blizu”
  • MILA – “Svoboda”
  • Nika Zorjan – “Uspavanka”
  • Nuska Drasck – “Ne zapusti me zdaj”
  • ORTER – “Tisoc let”
  • Proper – “Ukraden cvet”
  • Tanja Ribic – “Ljudje”

Only eight acts will advance to the final, which will be decided using a 50/50 voting combination. A six-member jury panel will select their four qualifiers and consists of members from the radio and television industry, singers, composers and OGAE Slovenia. An international panel will form the sixth jury. Then the televoting public will decide the other four qualifiers.

For the final itself, the winner will be decided by 50% televoting, combined with the other 50% from the six juries.

Slovenia will be performing somewhere in the second half of the Second Semi-Final.

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Photo: Andres Putting