Slovenia’s search for Ula Lozar’s successor continued in Ljubljana this afternoon, as TV show Vikend paket broadcasted the second semi-final of Mini EMA 2015, RTVSLO’s junior equivalent of the EMA national final. Three more semi-finalists performed their entries hoping for a place in next week’s final, scheduled for 4 October.

Semi-final 2 contestants

Lina Kuduzovic – “Prva Ljubezen”

Composer: Lina Kuduzovic and Maraaya
Lyrics: Lina Kuduzovic, Sabina Kuduzovic and Maraaya
Arrangement: Raay

Jaka & Maks – “Full of Energy”

Composer: Zala Smolnikar
Lyrics:
 Renata Smolnikar and Jaka & Maks Dolinšek
Arrangement: Renata Smolnikar and Zala Smolnikar

Tina Vinter – “Brez Okov”

Composer: Zvone Hranjec
Lyrics: Tea Vindiš and Tina Vinter
Arrangement: Zvone Hranjec

Just as they did last week, a jury panel — consisting of music producer Patrik Greblo and singers Nuška Drašchek and Nina Pušlar — judged the acts. After a bit of deliberation, Lina Kuduzovic emerged as the winner!

Today’s winner is a familiar face with Slovenians across the country as aged 7 at the time, she beaten a certain Maja Keuc to become the first ever winner of Slovenija ima talent (Slovenia’s Got Talent) in 2010. You can watch her final performance of Jennifer Rush’s “The Power of Love” below.

Lina will go on to face last week’s qualifier Leni. Kiss the jury goodbye: Televoters will make the final decision on who will fly the flag for Slovenia in Sofia.

Do you agree with today’s juries? You can watch the show again here.

Photo: RTVSLO

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PP
PP
5 years ago

Lina wili win , but her song in weaker than last year song from Slovenia , and same author compose this song and last year song. With last song they are favorite to won by this sites and many fans, but they only be on 12 place of 16 coutries. With this song resulit wili be same .

Alison
Alison
5 years ago

Gorgeous voice and good song. I do keep hearing ‘put out your’ when she sings Prva Lju(bezen) though. It’s a nice touch putting a line in English in the middle. I don’t speak Slovene and although I was enjoying the song the way she sang that line in English in the middle with so much emotion made the whole song more powerful for me. Wouldn’t want any more of it in English though.

Gaylando
Gaylando
5 years ago

what a goosebumpy song! i am over excited … Definitely hot favourite material. We all know that being favourite at the end does not mean anything for slovenia without neighbour countries supporting it but again this is once more surprise from slovenia (actualy we are getting used to surprises from slovenia so a good song from that country doesnt surprise me any more 🙂

Sparrow
Sparrow
5 years ago

Lina trumps Leni 100 times over.

Erin
Erin
5 years ago

@Mario – The partial eclipse starts at 03:07 CET and its peak will occur at 04:48…we’re all gonna howl like wolf moons or as the Russian song goes: “Into the arms of light we fly, Into the arms of boundless sky…” Lina is an outstanding vocalist – for a girl her age to sing with such perfection is something almost unheard of. The song itself is a decent ballad, but the melodic build up isn’t as addictive as one would expect. Yet, I think she is the ultimate choice for Slovenia this year. Listen to this Helene Fischer ballad called… Read more »

Mario *Luna*tic eurofan ~ The Moon will be GreAtY tonight! :)
Mario *Luna*tic eurofan ~ The Moon will be GreAtY tonight! :)
5 years ago

@ Yeah indeed.. sLOVEnia does not get the Love it truly deserves in our Vision.. (like 4 example,in 2011 that their entry was winner material..) Hopefully this country will do GreAtY business{as dear Peter says <3 🙂 } in Sofia of Bulgaria in November 🙂 Both songs that will compete to the final of minion EMA, *First Love* & *Most Beautiful Day* are nice 🙂 ———————————- P.S. ~ By the way, guys tonight it will be really special night 4 our planet as we will have the pleasure to witness the total lunar eclipse of the Moon! <3 😀 This… Read more »

William Lee Adams
Admin
5 years ago

Slovenia is underrated way too often in the Eurovision sphere. I hope they get the place they deserve this year!

Tony
Tony
5 years ago

Lina for the win 😛

lol
lol
5 years ago

mario, you don’t have to tell, we read the article

Mario lunatic eurofan ~ blood Moon
Mario lunatic eurofan ~ blood Moon
5 years ago

Oh…Cool that this song managed to qualify to the final of EMA..
It is composed by Marjetka of Maraaya <3 🙂

Now we have 2 songs in the final of EMA battling 4 the fight to represent Slovenia in the Junior Vision..
Lina's *First Love* & Leni's *Most Beautiful Day*

Someone
Someone
5 years ago

Damn, I hope it wins 🙂

Paul D
Paul D
5 years ago

I prefer Leni, it’s uptempo and could really stand out… but I don’t mind Lina too

Roelof Meesters
Roelof Meesters
5 years ago

Beatiful song! If this wins, i hope Slovenia will not be underrated again.