Listen: Slovenia releases 90-second snippets of all 16 EMA 2018 songs


Slovenia’s EMA 2018 is almost upon us. And over the past week Slovenian radio station Val 202 revealed 90-second snippets of all 16 semi-finalists competing in Slovenia’s national selection for Eurovision.

The songs cross genres, ranging from ballads to pop to rock. If you’re ready to turn up the volume and take it all in, here’s what’s going down…

EMA 2018 semi-final running order

1. Anabel – “Pozitiva”

2. Tanja Ribic – “Ljudje”

3. KiNG FOO – “Žive sanje”

4. Ina Shai – “V nebo”

5. Indigo – “Vesna”

6. ManuElla – “Glas”

7. MILA – “Svoboda”

8. Orter – “Kraljica”

9. Lara Kadis – “Zdaj sem tu”

10. BQL – “Ptica”

11. Proper – “Ukraden cvet”

12. Nika Zorjan – “Uspavanka”

13. Marina Martensson – “Blizu”

14. Nuška Drašcek – “Ne zapusti me zdaj”

15. Gregor Ravnik – “Zdaj je cas”

16. Lea Sirk – “Ne, hvala!”

EMA 2018

Naturally, the snippets have left us wanting EMA 2018 to start right now. But we’ll have to wait until Friday next week for the one super-sized semi-final on February 17.

All 16 acts will perform their entries on the night entirely in Slovenian. A six-member jury panel will select their four qualifiers — consisting of members from the radio and television industry, singers, composers and OGAE Slovenia — whilst an international panel will form the sixth jury. Then the televoting public will decide the other four qualifiers.

Eight qualifiers advance to the February 24 final where they’ll have the option to perform in another language of their choice. The winner will be determined by a 50/50 combination of televoting and professional juries.

Both shows will be hosted by stand-up comedian Vid Valic. Whoever wins EMA 2018 will know that Slovenia has been allocated to perform somewhere in the second half of the Second Semi-Final.

What do you think of the snippets? Do you have any early favourites? Let us know in the comments box below.

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Photo: Andres Putting