Slovenia are one step closer to deciding their act for Eurovision 2022. Semi-final one of EMA 2022 took place on Saturday evening with six acts qualifying for the grand final.
The first EMA 2022 grand finalists are Batista Cadillac, July Jones, Stela Sofia, Manouche, David Amaro and LUMA.
The public televote selected three qualifiers and an expert jury chose another three. However, it was not specified which qualifier was chosen by which group.
Both acts who had advanced to the semi-final through EMA FREŠ – Stela Sofia and LUMA – also managed to qualify for the grand final.
EMA 2022: Semi-final one qualifiers
Batista Cadillac – “Mim Pravil”
July Jones – “Girls Can Do Anything”
Stela Sofia – “Tu in zdaj”
Manouche – “Si sama?”
David Amaro – “Še Vedno Si Lepa”
LUMA – “All In”
EMA 202: Semi-final one non-qualifiers
- Bowrain & Brina – “Čas Je”
- Le Serpentine – “Tud Teb Se Lahko Zgodi”
- Jonatan Haller – “Obzorje”
- Zala Smolnikar – “V Ogledalu”
Based on the preview snippets, our readers predicted three of the six qualifiers. They would have put through Bowrain & Brina, Le Serpentine and Jonatan Haller.
EMA 2022: Show details
The show was hosted by Melani Mekicar and Bojan Cvjetićanin.
Each semi-final 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 grand final is set for Saturday 19 February, where Slovenia will choose their act for Eurovision 2022. The overall winner will be determined by a 50/50 split between the public and a jury made up of five different panels.
What do you make of the results from EMA 2022 semi-final one? Is July Jones, LUMA, David Amaro or one of the other qualifiers set to take home the trophy? Sound off in the comments below.