Ten acts sang, but only six acts survived Semi-Final Two of Slovenia’s Evrovizijska Melodija (EMA) 2022. The lucky qualifiers are: Gušti feat. Leyre, Leya Leanne, LPS, Anabel, BQL, and Hauptman.

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 – LPS and Leya Leanne – also managed to qualify for the grand final.

EMA 2022: Semi-final one qualifiers

Gušti feat. Leyre “Nova romantika”

Leya Leanne “Naked”

LPS “Disko”

Anabel “Tendency”

BQL “Maj”

Hauptman “Sledim”

The Semi-Final 2 non-qualifiers were…

  • Mia Guček “Independiente”
  • Klara Jazbec “Vse kar imam”
  • Vedran Ljubenko “H2O dieta”
  • Eva Moškon “Kliki”

EMA 2022: Show details

The show was hosted by Melani Mekicar and Bojan Cvjetićanin.

Each semi-final featured eight pre-qualified acts alongside two EMA FREŠ qualifiers. Six acts qualified 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 two? Sound off in the comments below.

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noone
noone
5 months ago

My analysis: TELEVOTE: 1. BQL – obviously won televote. In the finals they’ll win televote and get 0 from juries, preventing them to win 2. Gusti and Leyre- famous and good song, will end middle in vote and jury 3. Anabel – quite famous radio and TV host, but can’t see this getting any jury vote JURY: 1. Leya Leane- very obviuos: she’ll crash and burn in finals and get 0 televote 2. Hauptman – same, jury bait and will get 0 from televote in final 3. LPS – upvoted by jury, so now all the EMA Fresh acts are… Read more »

Last edited 5 months ago by noone
noone
noone
5 months ago
Reply to  noone

That’s my analysis how the 6 acts qualified by the way. In the final I guess the televote will go to either BQL or Manouche, the jury vote to David Amaro or Leya Leanne. Let’s hope that it will be enough for July or LUMA to win!

Sabrina
Sabrina
5 months ago

Gusti feat. Leyre was a nice surprise to me, I got a good vibe coming from them. I also liked LPS since their EMA Fres’ clip.

That said… Slovenia, please please please pick LUMA. Last time I asked you to send a young couple doing indie music, it paid off.

Roro31
5 months ago

My top :

  1. LUMA
  2. July Jones
  3. Batista Cadillac
  4. LPS
  5. Gusti feat. Leyre

With Manouche, Slovenia = NQ !!! Finger Crossed for LUMA, July Jones, Batista Cadillac, LPS !!

Mr X
Mr X
5 months ago
Reply to  Roro31

I really don´t like July, but the another ones are on my list too…

Jo.
Jo.
5 months ago

LUMA ftw!

ete sech
ete sech
5 months ago

At this point, I think it’s either Luma or July ftw, but this semi was interesting too.

Riki
Riki
5 months ago

Based on experience and social media comments: Televote results (respectively): Manouche (winner), BQL, LPS, July, LUMA
Juries can be unpredictable. In 2017/18 EMA had the same voting system as this year and the winners were Omar Naber (bland dated ballad) and Lea Sirk (the most urban/fresh one in the selection).
So juries could go for either Amaro or even July. Who knows. Results will probably end up being a mess.
What I do know is that my fave, July, can’t win.

Mqe
Mqe
5 months ago

Ok, Slovenian here. Now that we have our 10 finalists, here’s what I think may happen. There’ll be a 50/50 televote & jury split in the final, but there are 5 separate juries (music artists, composers, radio jury, TV jury & Eurovision fans jury). Here’s what I think may happen. I’ll go by artist: 1) Batista Cadillac – will probably do a bit better with the juries, but I expect a decent televote. Not likely to win, but may end up top half (deservedly so, imo) 2) July Jones – will probably do decently with the juries who will try… Read more »

Mqe
Mqe
5 months ago
Reply to  Mqe

Sorry, 12 finalists!!

pretty_polly
pretty_polly
5 months ago
Reply to  Mqe

Yup, I’d bet my money on Manouche as well. The local music critics love their annoying music for some strange reason and the usually tasteless Slovenian televoters will probably find their act cute as well. Let’s at least hope not qualifying in May will finally wipe that smug look off their singer’s face. Of course I’d love to see July or LUMA upset more than anything but July’s whole appearance is probably a bit too much for an average god-fearing Slovenian televiewer and LUMA are going to lose a lot of potential telephone votes because of singing in English and… Read more »

Mqe
Mqe
5 months ago
Reply to  pretty_polly

I don’t think it’s set in stone – maybe if the juries vote tactically, they may not give Manouche that many points (at least some juries, e.g. radio jury & euro fan jury probably won’t score them that high). But it is EXTREMELY hard to predict and I think the Slovenian public and to some extent the juries don’t vote with Eurovision in mind. Because Manouche may be popular over here, but I don’t think they will translate well on Eurovision. People will probably just think they are yet another Electro Velvet-type thing and we all know how that ended… Read more »

Sabrina
Sabrina
5 months ago
Reply to  Mqe

Thanks for put things in perspective. 🙂 May I ask what Vedran’s song was about? The whole performance looked a little experimental and left me curious.

Last edited 5 months ago by Sabrina
noone
noone
5 months ago
Reply to  Sabrina

Vedran’s song was a parody. He’s a Croatian comedian and he sang in Croatian, not Slovene with traditional Balkan musical elements, which Slovenians hate. So the whole thing was a troll act to pi*s off Slovenes. That’s it. He’s singing about drinking and having a hangover.

Mqe
Mqe
5 months ago
Reply to  noone

He sang partly in Slovenian, partly in Croatian. The song was basically about drinking and having a hangover the next day and being on an “H2O diet”. Very clearly meant to be a joke entry..
I don’t agree that Slovenes hate the Balkan elements, a good Balkan song could go a long way, but this just wasn’t a serious effort and it was a total mess.

Last edited 5 months ago by Mqe
Sabrina
Sabrina
5 months ago
Reply to  Mqe

Thank you guys for the answers 🙂 Now I feel bad for someone on Youtube that commented like this was a super serious entry and the most modern thing they have ever seen in EMA (their words, not mine)! But I can’t blame the person (well, maybe their taste) because I had no idea it was a joke entry either, Without understanding the language, it felt like one of those alternative plays where everybody wear black all the time and interact to the audience.

Rachal
Rachal
5 months ago

so happy for leya. very underrated song but im happy the juries like it at least.

Colin
Colin
5 months ago

Winner-wise, today was a great day!

In Slovenia, there was no reason for Mia and Vedran to stay in the semi (yes, I watched the performances), but congrats to the qualifiers still.

In Romania, a pretty unexpected top 10 line-up:

  • Alex & Bastien: All This Love
  • Petra: Ireligios
  • Vanu: Never Give Up
  • WRS: Llamame
  • Andrei Petrus: Take Me
  • Moise: Guilty
  • Gabriel Basco: One Night
  • Cream, Minodora, Diana: Romania Mea
  • Kyrie Mendel: Hurricane
  • Dora Gaitanovici: Ana

So, Aris, E-an-na, Cezar Ouatu, Aldo Blaga, Eliza G, and Eugenia Nicolae all miss the finals.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
5 months ago
Reply to  Colin

Seriously, Aris Didn’t qualify? I’m surprised Cezar Is out too. Now I really don’t know who’s going to win

Colin
Colin
5 months ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

Me neither. Romania’s going to have a surprise winner it seems. It could literally be anyone among these ten now. And televote counts only for 1/6 of points…

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
5 months ago
Reply to  Colin

Honestly, I don’t care what Romania sends at this point

Mqe
Mqe
5 months ago

Honestly Hauptman’s song was such an amazing chill vibe and the staging was by far the best. It’s probably not the best choice for Eurovision, but I dig it.

Levi21
Levi21
5 months ago
Reply to  Mqe

I also have Sledim on repeat, what a tune.

Sledim and What to Make of This really saved tonight tbh.

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
5 months ago
Reply to  Mqe

Have to admit, this is clearly the song that I enjoyed most from this selection.

Cr Sx
Cr Sx
5 months ago

If we pick anyone other than July or Luma now, we better withdraw from the contest…

Aria
Aria
5 months ago

OK I actually like BQL’s song. Maybe the performance more than the song. But it’s not as weak as expected from the snippet. It would be a decent entry.

Errigal
Errigal
5 months ago

I really thought Mia would’ve q’ed! Anyways, congrats to all that did. Cheering for July and Luma in the final though.

Mqe
Mqe
5 months ago
Reply to  Errigal

The song is strong but 2 things killed it: her pronunciation was very very bad and the performance lacked energy. If she’s not a dancer, she should’ve let the dancers do an energetic choreography while she sings. Instead it seemed that the dance was choreographed around her abilities and it just fell completely flat. An energetic song with far too little charisma, sadly.

Dan
Dan
5 months ago

Pffft… Slovenia can kiss any hopes at a qualification goodbye!

noone
noone
5 months ago
Reply to  Dan

July Jones and LUMA would definitely qualify. The others, yeah, probably not

AlexC
AlexC
5 months ago

kudos to William for posting the articles so fast.