It’s the Eurovision national selection that’s slowly been picking up pace since early November. And on 20 December, after several weeks of the EMA FREŠ wildcard round, Slovenian broadcaster RTVSLO announced the names of ten confirmed finalists for EMA 2020.
EMA 2020 Finalists: Artists and Song Titles
The lineup contains several prominent names from the Slovenian music scene. In terms of facial recognition, Eurovision fans will probably be most familiar with Tinkara Kovac. She represented Slovenia in 2014 with “Round And Round”, reaching the grand final.
Another name that pops out is Lina Kuduzović. She sang “Prva ljubezen” for Slovenia at Junior Eurovision 2015 and gave the country its first-ever podium finish at a Eurovision event.
The full confirmed line-up for Slovenia’s EMA 2020 final is:
- Ana Soklič “Voda”
- Božidar Wolfand Wolf “Maybe Someday”
- Gaja Prestor “Verjamem vase”
- Imset “Femme Fatale”
- Inmate “The Salt”
- Klara Jazbec “Stop the World”
- Lina Kuduzović “Man Like U”
- Manca Berlec “Večnost”
- Simon Vadnjal “Nisi sam”
- Tinkara Kovač “Forever”
- EMA FREŠ winner 1
- EMA FREŠ winner 2
The ten songs were whittled down from a total of 74 submissions. A three-person panel of musician and singer Raiven, record label exec Mojca Menart and music editor Jernej Vene were responsible for the shortlisting.
EMA 2020 Dates
The EMA 2020 final is set for 22 February.
The voting system remains unchanged from 2019. After all 12 acts have performed, a three-person jury will select two super finalists.
These will sing again, with the viewers at home having the final say on who represents Slovenia at Eurovision 2020.
EMA FREŠ 2020 Finalists: Artists and Song Titles
You’ll notice that the last two places in the final are yet to be confirmed. That’s because they’ll be filled by the top two acts from EMA FREŠ — a rather convoluted wildcard round designed to unearth new talent.
The preliminary rounds have concluded and the final is scheduled for 18 January. The result will be determined by a mixture of public and jury vote.
The ten EMA FREŠ finalists are:
- Stella “Ne vem, če sem v redu”
- Younite “The Cure”
- Alfirev “Črno bela lika”
- Klarity “Diham”
- Marmoris “Moj pristan”
- Saška “Še kar lovim tvoj nasmeh”
- Pia Nina “Tukaj in zdaj”
- Lana Hrvatin “Dream”
- Parvani Violet “Cupid”
- Astrid in Avantgarden “Sing to Me”
What do you think of the lineup? Which name are you most excited for? Let us know in the comments.