EMA FRES 2020 FINALISTS SLOVENIA EUROVISION

It’s getting fresh in here! And that’s because Slovenia’s RTVSLO has released revamped, studio-quality snippets of the ten songs competing in the EMA FREŠ final.

Up for grabs are two spots in the EMA 2020 final — the country’s Eurovision selection show.

EMA FREŠ 2020: Snippets

The snippets are only 30 seconds long, but we can see how far these ten acts have come from their raw demos. They now offer competitive productions.

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”

Hear the ten acts below.

This follows weeks of work and scrutiny.

In addition to the regular EMA selection, EMA FREŠ is a separate competition for young, emerging artists.

Eighteen acts competed with demos in a convoluted online duel system that started in November. The process culminates in a TV final night on January 18, where two acts will win a spot in EMA.

EMA 2020

In mid-December, Slovenia released the names of the ten acts that were selected to go to EMA directly as well.

The full confirmed line-up for Slovenia’s EMA 2020 final is:

  1. Ana Soklič “Voda”
  2. Božidar Wolfand Wolf “Maybe Someday”
  3. Gaja Prestor “Verjamem vase”
  4. Imset “Femme Fatale”
  5. Inmate “The Salt”
  6. Klara Jazbec “Stop the World”
  7. Lina Kuduzović “Man Like U”
  8. Manca Berlec “Večnost”
  9. Simon Vadnjal “Nisi sam”
  10. Tinkara Kovač “Forever”
  11. EMA FREŠ winner 1
  12. EMA FREŠ winner 2

POLL: Which of the ten snippets is your favourite?

Who is ready to go get that wildcard spot in EMA and compete against the likes of Tinkara and Lina Kuduzović? Do you feel any one of these could win and go to Rotterdam? Make sure to cast a vote in our poll down below and remember, there are two winners that will advance to EMA. You can vote for as many songs as you like, but you can do it only one time. Click the box next to each act you want to support before pressing submit.

Read more Slovenia Eurovision 2020 news here

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Lorena
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Lorena

Here are 1 min snippets of the songs! Especially Cupid sounds much better here
https://www.rtvslo.si/svet-zabave/ema/ema-fres/

Philip
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Philip

It is clear that Astrid in Avantgarden – „Sing to Me“ is galaxies ahead of the other songs.

DAVID Ross
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DAVID Ross

All pretty dire not much chance with this lot soory

Héctor
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Héctor

If I had to choose I’d go for “Diham” or “Sing to Me” but I hope there’s something better in EMA.

Sun
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Sun

I think Slovenia is gonna stay in the semi again.

Stian F
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Stian F

Wow this is the first time ever, but I like absolutely no one from this selection… EMA better provide better songs for sure.

Christian
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Christian

Same here. Let’s just hope, the other acts outside the Fres category are more promising.

Una
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Una

I liked Dream a little bit even though at first I thought she was singing in Slovene. Then a tiny bit Cupid but I cannot remember any of the songs after a first listen.
I am stoked to see that Tinkara participates in the selection. I still listen to Round and Round!!!

Rasmus
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Rasmus

Maybe harsh but no one. I dont think any off them should be in.

brennan
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brennan

a shame raiven didn’t enter kaos this year, because it would have blown these entries out of the water. nothing here seems like a qualifier

Tyuk
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Tyuk

Those are not even the final contestants. *Facepalms*

Katariina
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Katariina

Personally I prefer Pia Nina, but I understand the appeal of Astrid and she’s my #2. I hope the preselected entries are better than these though, and I expect they will be since they’re all the established artists.

M_K
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M_K

“Ne vem, ?e sem v redu” is nice, light-hearted pop, but somehow seems to lack personality as a song. Feels a bit like something from ten years ago. 5/10 “The Cure” sounds somehow contemporary, but too much like any other Ellie-Goulding-like song on the radio. Quite forgettable and I feel that it might struggle live. 5/10 “?rno bela lika” tries too hard to sound cute and get quite monotonous–even in a 30-second snippet. 3/10 “Diham”: A good piano ballad can always do miracles, but it depends on how it builds over three minutes. As for now, 8/10 “Moj pristan”: I… Read more »

F@b
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Honestly, I don’t like these snippets. I hope the already finalists have sent something better…

Anita
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Anita

1Younite,
2 Stella

thrume8
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thrume8

Astrid’s song has also a rap part inside so I guess it is good.. But it is, with no doubt, the best one here.

ESCNils
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ESCNils

How do you know that when what everybody has are that 30 seconds snippet and the 1 minute live snippet from the first rounds??

thrume8
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thrume8

She wrote that on her FB post and a commentator said it in one of the EMA Freš videos

Sabrina
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Sabrina

Astrid in Avantgarden (cool stage name!) is the one that stands out to me. But Pia Nina sounds fresh and Younite can be interesting.

Escfan
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Escfan

Not a great selection. Only saw potential in Pia Nina and Astrid but I think Pia Nina would do better ,unless Astrid had spectacular staging which could be the case.

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

sing to me is the only obvious one, for the others i need to hear the full songs bc none struck me

Kosey
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Kosey

Stella’s song is soooooooo cute. I could wrap her up in cotton wool and keep her as a teddy bear.

No idea what she is singing about but I’m left with a warm, fuzzy feeling.

xoxofromPoland
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xoxofromPoland

i would like to see “Sing to me” staging

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In general those snippets are very disappointing, that’s why “Sing to Me” stands out.

Hrvatska
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Hrvatska

Astrid has a great song, while Raiven will perform during ema fresh, when he finally goes to Eurovision in the colors of Slovenia, no other artist has so much support from rtv slo television, in my opinion they should choose it internally in 2021.

Jo.
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Jo.

Honestly, none.

Ricky Gervais
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Ricky Gervais

Apart from Pia and Astrid these songs sound like entries from a secondary school talent show. Ugh. Sia, I mean Astrid seems like a clear winner here, in my opinion.

miskdisky
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miskdisky

Voted for the first three. After that, I fell asleep.

Hyunwoo
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Hyunwoo

Hope ASTRID IN AVANTGARDEN