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
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.