The search for Slovenia’s act for Eurovision 2020 started in November 2019.
And on February 22, it will draw to a close, at the final of Slovenia’s national selection EMA 2020.
Now broadcaster RTVSLO has released 30-second snippets of the finalists’ songs.
These include snippets from Eurovision 2014 star Tinkara Kovač and Junior Eurovision 2015 act Lina Kuduzović.
You can hear the songs in the Youtube Clip below.
EMA 2020 SNIPPETS
The songs are featured in the order they’ll be performed during the final:
- Simon Vadnjal – “Nisi sam”
- Saška – “Še kar lovim tvoj nasmeh”
- Gaja Prestor – “Verjamem vase”
- Ana Soklič – “Voda”
- Inmate – “The Salt’
- Manca Berlec – “Večnost”
- Tinkara Kovač – “Forever”
- Božidar Wolfand – Wolf – “Maybe Someday”
- Parvani Violet – “Cupid”
- Klara Jazbec – “Stop the World”
- IMSET – “Femme fatale”
- Lina Kuduzović – “man like u”
Voting at EMA 2020
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Izseki tekmovalnih prsmi in vrstni red nastopov. / Snippets of the songs & running order?1?? @simonvadnjal – Nisi sam | 2?? @saska__official – Še kar lovim tvoj nasmeh | 3?? @gajaprestor – Verjamem vase | 4?? @annasoklich – Voda | 5?? @inmateloud – The Salt | 6?? @mancaberlec – Ve?nost | 7?? @tinkarakovac – Forever | 8?? @bozidarwolfandwolf – Maybe Someday | 9?? @parvaniviolet – Cupid | 1??0?? @klarajazbec – Stop the World | 1??1?? @imset_band – Femme fatale | 1??2?? @linakuduzovic – man like u | @rtv.slovenija @mmcrtvslo @eurovision #snippets #runningorder #izseki #vrstnired #ema2020 #eurovision #openup
As with other national finals, there are several stages to voting in Slovenia.
The first round is a jury vote. A three-member jury will pick two out of the twelve songs to advance to a second round. Once there, the Slovenian public will have all the power. They will decide the winning entry.
Slovenia’s Eurovision act will then advance to the contest proper. At the allocation draw Slovenia was drawn to perform in the first half of the first semi-final.
How Slovenia will perform during the semi-final remains to be seen. Since the semi-finals were introduced in 2004, Slovenia has only advanced six times, but five of those instances were in the past decade.
EMA 2020 kicked off with the EMA FREŠ “wildcard” round. That show produced two acts for the EMA 2020 final: Parvani Violet and Saška. We don’t have to wait long to find out whether either wildcard will overturn more established Slovenian acts.
Last year, Slovenia made it to the Grand Final. “Sebi” placed sixth in the semi-final and 15th in the Grand Final.
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