Slovenia’s broadcaster for Eurovision, RTVSLO, has confirmed it will use the national selection EMA as in previous years. The broadcaster has invited interested applicants (who must be Slovenian citizens) to apply with the deadline on December 14th 2018. But there have been some modifications to how the next act to represent Slovenia at Eurovision will be selected.
EMA is set to return to a single show where up to ten performers will compete. A three-member jury will select the top two acts and these acts will compete in a super final, decided by the televoting public. The last time this method was used was in 2016 when ManuElla won with “Blue and Red”.
The songs that are submitted to EMA can be in any language. This contrasts the 2018 show when producers only accepted songs in Slovenian and other recognised minority languages within Slovenia.
But who will oversee the proceedings?
There’s been immense speculation that Lea Sirk could host next year’s edition of EMA. Sirk, you’ll all remember, won EMA this year and represented Slovenia at Eurovision 2018. She achieved the country’s first qualification to the grand final since 2015.
And she did so with plenty of confidence.
The pink-haired diva sat down with wiwibloggs in Lisbon to discuss her urban track “Hvala Ne” and the thrusting swagger that came with it.
“I’m a crazy person,” she told our William. “I always like to just do some crazy things and sometimes they are okay and sometimes they’re not.”
“I wanted to do something special, but not to feel special. Just because I don’t have time to make hair every day or think about clothes. And it’s so funny you know, in my song I’m talking about not being fake, but I have these fake extensions.”
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