On February 22 ten acts – plus the two winners of the EMA FREŠ competition – sang it out during Slovenia’s national final Evrovizijska Melodija (EMA) 2020. There were two rounds of voting, which resulted in the country selecting Ana Soklič as their Eurovision 2020 representative with her entry “Voda”.
EMA 2020 running order
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”
The finalists all performed their entries under the confirmed running order, before a jury panel of former Eurovision representatives made their decision. They consisted of Darja Švajger (1995 and 1999), Nuša Derenda (2001) and Maja Keuc (2011).
All three jury members evaluated the performances of the 12 finalists and decided that Ana Soklič and Lina Kuduzović would advance to the EMA superfinal.
The two superfinalists, Ana Soklič and Lina Kuduzović, performed their entries again and the televoting public had the final say with their all-important decision. In the end, Ana Soklič came out on top with a total of 5035 votes to Lina’s 4369 votes and will be flying the flag for Slovenia in Rotterdam! She will perform in the first half of the first semi-final.
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Photo: Adrijan Pregelj