After Lea Sirk said “Hvala, ne!” to her competitors as Slovenia‘s Eurovision 2018 act, broadcaster RTV Slovenija has revealed the full semi-final results of EMA 2018, which took place on February 17.

We already know a 50/50 combination of televoting and a six-category jury panel was used in the final. For the semi-final itself, the four acts with the highest televotes qualified, followed by another four ranked next highest under the jury votes.

EMA 2018 semi-final jury panel

Two of Slovenia’s former Eurovision representatives were part of a seven-member jury panel involved at both semi-finals, Hannah Mancini from 2013 and Maja Keuc from 2011 — now known as Amaya.

  • Maja Keuc
  • Hannah Mancini
  • Raiven
  • Robi Pikl
  • Žiga Klancar
  • Den Baruca
  • Mario Galunic

Televoting results

Just as they did in the final, BQL — a firm favourite with our readers — qualified after securing top spot with 1675 votes. Finishing just behind the brotherly duo is 17-year old newcomer Lara Kadis with 1373 votes. Eventual winner Lea Sirk finished third with 1264 votes whilst Nuška Drašcek took the final qualifying place with 799 votes.

  1. BQL – 1675 votes
  2. Lara Kadis – 1373 votes
  3. Lea Sirk – 1264 votes
  4. Nuška Drašcek – 799 votes
  5. Nika Zorjan – 676 votes
  6. Gregor Ravnik – 506 votes
  7. Anabel – 489 votes
  8. Indigo – 452 votes
  9. Proper – 426 votes
  10. Marina Martensson – 398 votes
  11. Tanja Ribic – 313 votes
  12. ManuElla – 268 votes
  13. INA SHAI – 206 votes
  14. KiNG FOO – 151 votes
  15. Orter – 128 votes
  16. MILA – 76 votes

Total: 9200 votes

Jury results

As the top three of Lea Sirk, Lara Kadis and BQL had already qualified under the televoters, Proper advanced to the final as the act ranked fourth highest with the juries, followed by Marina Martensson in fifth, INA SHAI in sixth and Indigo taking the final qualifying place in seventh.

  1. Lea Sirk
  2. Lara Kadis
  3. BQL
  4. Proper
  5. Marina Martensson
  6. INA SHAI
  7. Indigo
  8. KiNG FOO
  9. Nika Zorjan
  10. Nuška Drašcek
  11. Gregor Ravnik
  12. ManuElla
  13. Anabel
  14. Tanja Ribic
  15. MILA
  16. Orter

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Ari
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Ari

Can we also get the voting numbers of the final? They must have been higher than in the semis, which seem very, very low.

Kris
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Kris

So 7/8 of juries Top 8 make it and only 5/8 of televoters! This is not a fair distribution

Briekimchi
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Briekimchi

Weird voting system. Looks like it was almost designed to specifically keep Nika Zorjan out of the final.

KESC
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KESC

OFF-TOPIC: Aisel will release her Eurovision entry on the 4th March, this Sunday.
Additionally, Eugent Bushpepa is currently in Belgium for recording the revamped version of Mall. I listened to a snippet, and it seems like the rock part is lost, or not that strong as in the first version.

Mufasa
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Mufasa

Is there a link to this snippet?

James
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James

Here you go: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EH2cj8GLR34

And since this was still being revamped at the time the video was made, the snippet heard is certainly not yet the final mixed version.

allexo
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allexo

OFF TOPIC: Is the UK revamping, yes or no because I’ve been checking BBC radio 2 and surie’s twitter page i can’t find any key information, i just cant trust reality snaps
Can SOMEONE answer me
PLEASE
THANK YOU

allexo
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allexo

AND ALSO TELL ME WHERE YOU GOT THE SOURCE

BESC
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BESC

Yes they are, I’ve seen it a couple times in articles on Wiwibloggs and Eurovisionary I think

DragKvinna
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DragKvinna

Juries suck

EH UK
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EH UK

nika was beyond robbed, she could of got Slovenia their best result, but oh well??

Marko
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Marko

True!

esc freak
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esc freak

Nika was so close. Robbed 🙁

Polyna
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Polyna

EMA 2018 was I guess one of the few selections where jury was NOT useless or tasteless. Because I’m pretty sure that BBQ got that many votes only because “OMG wronged last year”.

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

Spill that tea, once again. We had the rightful winner (among the finalists).