It whet our appetites early in the season with the EMA FREŠ wildcard round. But on Saturday we get to the main course as Slovenia’s EMA 2020 final takes place. The songs for the Eurovision selection have yet to be officially released in full (there are leaked versions floating around online).
However, earlier this week the Val 202 radio network published extended snippets of all 12 competing entries. They come in at around one minute — up from the 30-second clips which dropped at the start of the month.
Meanwhile, preparations are well underway for this weekend’s show. Rehearsals are ongoing with behind-the-scenes snaps available to see on the EMA Instagram page.
It has also been confirmed that reigning EMA champs zalagasper — aka Zala Kralj & Gašper Šantl — will perform as guests.
The broadcast will consist of two rounds. In the first, all the finalists will perform. A jury panel will select two qualifiers. They will progress to a super final in which the result is wholly determined by televote.
EMA 2020: One-minute snippets
You can listen to all 12 clips below. They are listed in accordance with the show’s running order.
1. Simon Vadnjal “Nisi sam”
2. Saška “Še kar lovim tvoj nasmeh”
3. Gaja Prestor “Verjamem vase”
4. Ana Soklič “Voda”
5. INMATE “The Salt”
6. Manca Berlec “Večnost”
7. Tinkara Kovač “Forever”
8. Božidar Wolfand – Wolf “Maybe Someday”
9. Parvani Violet “Cupid”
10. Klara Jazbec “Stop the World”
11. Imset “Femme Fatale”
12. Lina Kuduzović “Man Like U”
Poll: Who should win EMA 2020?
It’s tricky to determine a favourite when you don’t have access to the full songs. However, for the past few weeks, we’ve been asking you to vote for the act which you are most excited for. Our poll is still open and will close just ahead of the EMA 2020 final.
At the time of writing, Junior Eurovision 2015’s Lina Kuduzović leads with EMA 2014 winner Tinkara Kovač just behind. But do you want to change your votes now that the longer clips are available?
Which snippet is your favourite? Who should win EMA 2020? Who will win? Let us know in the comments.