The dates are set! Slovenia will select its act for Eurovision 2022 on Saturday 19 February. But there are three qualifying shows to come before the EMA 2022 grand final — the EMA FREŠ final on 28 January, semi-final one on 5 February and semi-final 2 on 12 February.

Along with the dates, RTVSLO also revealed the running order for both semi-finals. Each show will feature eight pre-qualified acts alongside two EMA FREŠ qualifiers. There will be six qualifiers on both nights with the public televote selecting three and an expert jury choosing another three, resulting in a 12 song final. The overall winner will be determined by a 50/50 split between the public and a jury made up of five different panels.

Furthermore, the broadcaster has confirmed that 30-second snippets of the 16 pre-qualifiers will be published on 20 and 21 January. Snippets are already out for the EMA FREŠ finalists.

EMA 2022 Running Order

Semi-Final 1

  1. July Jones – Girls Can Do Anything
  2. David Amaro – Še Vedno Si Lepa
  3. Le Serpentine – Tud Teb Se Lahko Zgodi
  4. Bowrain & Brina – Čas Je
  5. EMA FREŠ Qualifier
  6. EMA FREŠ Qualifier
  7. Jonatan Haller – Obzorje
  8. Batista Cadillac – Mim Pravil
  9. Zala Smolnikar – V Ogledalu
  10. Manouche – Si Sama?

Semi-Final 2

  1. Mia Guček – Independiente
  2. Gušti feat. Leyre – Nova Romantika
  3. Klara Jazbec – Vse Kar Imam
  4. Vedran Ljubenko – H₂O Dieta
  5. EMA FREŠ Qualifier
  6. EMA FREŠ Qualifier
  7. Anabel – Tendency
  8. BQL – Maj
  9. Hauptman – Sledim
  10. Eva Moškon – Kliki

Which act are you most excited for? Who’s gotten a pimp slot? Let us know below.

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Henry
Henry
4 months ago

How can you have so many songs that most likely will sound boring as usual? Keep up with the game Slovenia!

ete sech
ete sech
4 months ago

I haven’t heard any of the entries so far, but I’d really like Slovenia to fare well in the contest.
I mean, Slovenia always comes with something unexpected and out-of-the-box, though it doesn’t always pan out. It’d be nice if at least it got some recognition more often imo.

Roodi
Roodi
4 months ago

they could pick someone from the streets and it still would be better than Ana Soklic

ete sech
ete sech
4 months ago
Reply to  Roodi

Dude, Ana Soklic wasn’t bad at all, tf you talking about?

Roodi
Roodi
4 months ago
Reply to  ete sech

The why did she not qualify?

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
4 months ago

Oh boy, another national final taking place on 19 February. Now that makes it six. It’s going to be one crowded day.

noone
noone
4 months ago

My hopes are with Gušti and Anabel, both good artists. Klara Jazbec could surprise with a nice song. On the other hand the most famous are BQL and Manouche as well as talent-show famous David Amaro and Jonathan Thaller with a big social media following. The rest is more or less unknown and just there for exposure. The televote will favour BQL, while the juries will prevent them from winning. They’ll probably go with David Amaro – first and only openly gay singer in Slovenia and has an amazing voice. Televote will probably not like it that much, so anything… Read more »

Aria
Aria
4 months ago

So, who will the jury pick this time to stop BQL from winning?

Kinga
Kinga
4 months ago

Wow.. Another final that day.