EMA FRES Slovenia Eurovision 2022

It’s the competion for newcomers that gave us Saška’s “Še kar lovim tvoj nasmeh” and Parvani Violet’s “Cupid” in 2020. Now, after a one year break, Slovenia’s EMA Freš is returning for its sophmore season. Once again, the format will feed into the main EMA selection for Eurovision 2022.

EMA Freš 2022: 24 acts

A total of 24 acts have been selected for EMA Freš 2022, up from 18 in 2020. They are:

  • Ain’t Harmony
  • Anja Vodošek
  • De Liri
  • Ella
  • Emma
  • Evita
  • Hvala Brothers
  • Ina
  • Jaka Hliš
  • Jon Vitezič
  • Katja Korošec
  • Katja Kos
  • Lara Dovier
  • LaraYul
  • Leya Leanne
  • LPS
  • LUMA
  • Marijan Novak & Špela Velikanje
  • Mia Vučković
  • Mitja Dragan
  • Neli Jerot
  • Nika S.
  • Nina Sodnik
  • Stela Sofia

Starting from Monday 29 November, two performers will be presented to the public every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for three weeks. There will be an online poll each day, with the four winners progressing to a weekly final each Saturday. Here, three songs will advance to the next round – two via public vote and another one based on the opinions of a jury. The Saturday show will be hosted by the Joker Out singer Bojan Cvjetićanin, Eurovision 2012’s Eva Boto and rapper Arne.

EMA FRES 2022 Judges
The EMA Freš panel

The 15 eliminated acts will get one last chance to stay in the competition through another round of duels taking place on the week starting 20 December. This will result in a further five qualifiers.

The last 14 will go on to the second stage early in the new year. This will consist of two shows where four songs will be selected to compete in the main EMA 2022 show. Two of these will be chosen by the public, with the jury selecting the other two.

Polls run from 08:00 CET to 20:00 CET on the days in question. You can listen to snippets and vote here. The Saturday shows will take the form of an online webcast.

EMA Freš 2022: Weekly Schedule

EMA FRES 2022 Table

Will you be following the ins and outs of EMA Freš 2022? Let us know below.

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Ukraine stan
Ukraine stan
1 month ago

Vote for Last Pizza Slice in today’s duel! seriously they’re amazing.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
1 month ago

Well, battle 1 is over and Katja Kos’s “Deadly Flower” has won the first round. There will be three more battles this week.

Alex
Alex
1 month ago

It seems quite confusing so please let me know if I’m understanding this right: 1) 8 songs are released each week, with 4 of them winning head to head battles, with three of them being selected to move onto the finals 2) Once there have been 9 people in the finals (winning head to heads and being selected to), there is a “second chance” section that would allow an additional 5 of the eliminated 15 songs to come back for a chance in the final 3) The Final 15 songs will compete for 4 spots in the actual EMA 2022… Read more »

Kristian
Kristian
1 month ago
Reply to  Alex

Final show is 4 songs from Ema Fres and other songs directly selected by the Jury(16) which will lead to the winner. So a total of 20 songs will compete in EMA

The EMA winner may not come from EMA Fres

Last edited 1 month ago by Kristian
BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
1 month ago

Did anyone vote and who did you vote for? I voted for Nina S.

Lil Krumpy
1 month ago

Let’s see if they’re really better than the rest of us.

Whisker
Whisker
1 month ago

It’s obvious that Last Pizza Slice are destined for Torino.

Ukraine stan
Ukraine stan
1 month ago
Reply to  Whisker

True, it appears like we’ll be getting more bands than usual in 2022, they’d fit right in with Circus Mircus and IMP

Whisker
Whisker
1 month ago
Reply to  Ukraine stan

They wouldn’t fit because LPS is a super cool name. Circus Mircus sounds immature and Eentelligent Music project sounds pretentious af. #whatkindofpizza #eurovisionisapizza #everybodylovespizza

Ashton
Ashton
1 month ago

with proper mixing and mastering and an actual arrangement I feel like Katja Kos’ song could be a serve

Sabrina
Sabrina
1 month ago
Reply to  Ashton

I casted a vote for her. But I fear the unevenness between the quality of the audio on the snippets may end up burying her chances. 🙁