Slovenia will soon have their entry for Eurovision 2022. The grand final of EMA 2022 takes place Saturday evening, with 12 acts still in the running for the crown.

Ahead of the show, we asked our readers to vote for their favourites to win.

Y’all made sure your voices were heard. A total of 3,716 votes were cast in the poll.

With the votes all totted up, it’s now time to reveal the results.

BQL are a favourite to win EMA 2022

There were three main favourites in this poll. But the EMA 2022 act that managed to make their way to the number one spot was BQL. Their song “Maj” picked up 1,231 votes, which is 33.13% of the total cast.

This is the brother duo’s third appearance at EMA, after finishing second in both 2017 and 2018. They’ve achieved a lot of success in Slovenia since then and their fan base is still as strong as ever. Will BQL finally be able to secure the EMA trophy in 2022?

Second place in the poll goes to newcomers LUMA. They’ve had a longer journey than most to get to the EMA 2022 grand final. Battling their way through EMA Freš – the search for up and coming talent – they eventually won and made it to the main competition.

Now the duo look set to be strong contenders for the EMA crown with their song “All In”. LUMA secured 990 votes in our poll – that’s 26.64% of the total.

The final podium spot is for July Jones. She proudly declares that “Girls Can Do Anything”, and she’s hoping that includes winning EMA 2022.

July made her way into third place in the poll by earning 616 votes (16.58%).

Poll results: Who should win the grand final of Slovenia’s EMA 2022?

  1. BQL – “Maj”, 1,231 votes (33.13%)
  2. LUMA – “All In”, 990 votes (26.64%)
  3. July Jones – “Girls Can Do Anything”, 616 votes (16.58%)
  4. LPS – “Disko”, 179 votes (4.82%)
  5. Anabel – “Tendency”, 114 votes (3.07%)
  6. Leya Leanne – “Naked”, 109 votes (2.93%)
  7. Stela Sofia – “Tu in zdaj”, 94 votes (2.53%)
  8. Batista Cadillac – “Mim Pravil”, 92 votes (2.48%)
  9. Gušti feat. Leyre – “Nova romantika”, 80 votes (2.15%)
  10. David Amaro – “Še Vedno Si Lepa”, 78 votes (2.10%)
  11. Hauptman – “Sledim”, 67 votes (1.80%)
  12. Manouche – “Si sama?”, 66 votes (1.78%)

Total votes: 3,716

EMA show details

The grand final of EMA 2022 is set for Saturday 19 February. The overall winner will be determined by a 50/50 split between the public and a jury made up of different panels.

These jury panels will include:

  • Members of OGAE Slovenia
  • Songwriters
  • Radio and television personalities
  • Music performers
  • International artists

After the votes have been combined together, the winner will become Slovenia’s act for Eurovision 2022. Slovenia are set to perform in the first half of the first semi-final on 10 May.

What do you make of the poll results? Are BQL also your pick to win EMA 2022? Let us know in the comments below.

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Kedon
Kedon
4 months ago

I still think that Mia Gucek would have been a sure qualifier

honeybooboo
honeybooboo
4 months ago

LUMA, LUMA, LUMA, LUMA, LUMA, LUMA, LUMA, LUMA.

That’s all I have to say.

Midnight Gold
Midnight Gold
4 months ago

The Slovenian jury really needs to do its job tonight and keep the BQL fangirls in check so the ones deserving to go to Torino, LUMA, actually do it…

Leo M
Leo M
4 months ago

Girls can do anything, hell yeah!

Serafina
Serafina
4 months ago

BQL’s song is really bad, even if I was a fan I don’t think I could pretend their song is any good lol, I mean… If we’re going the boyband route, Joe and Jake already tried that in 2016 with a much better song and people still hated them

CagardiB
CagardiB
4 months ago

I hope Slovenia choses wisely and differently, for the first year they have magnificent pieces of art like Batista Cadillac, LPS, and Hauptman, that are far more unique that the chosen top 3 by the poll voters. Hopefully people in Slovenia would vote for quality over flash and overdone pop. It’s time for different genres to get a platform and I reckon they’d give Slovemia their best placing thus far.

fionn
fionn
4 months ago

i actually rly like lps

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
4 months ago

Ooo, interesting poll result! Unexpected. I too really like BQL and I think “Maj” is their best entry so far. But, I thought July Jones or LUMA would be the front runners in the poll.

Alianna
Alianna
4 months ago

I find it funny how BQL were instructing their fans on IG to go vote on this poll (hence why they won it), just so they can be No.1 in one of the rankings 🙂 And on the other side blocking YouTube videos, where their song did not receive positive critique.
I mean, I always wanted them to go to ESC one day with a great song (which Maj isn’t; I wish they would save “Peru” for this year), but this behaviour is not cute.

Tom
Tom
4 months ago
Reply to  Alianna

I was really shocked
I’m making yt tops for 3 years and for the first time they blocked me just because I shared my top
Immature behavior

Tom
Tom
4 months ago

Luma slays!

Evan
Evan
4 months ago

Independiente deserved the top 3 at least. I still can’t understand how Mia didn’t make it to the final…

lady_boom_boom
lady_boom_boom
4 months ago
Reply to  Evan

That girl had all the charisma of a damp rag.

Jesper Hjellnes
Jesper Hjellnes
4 months ago

I prefer their previous EMA entries

CatcoolH
CatcoolH
4 months ago

Not really sure how BQL won the poll

Cloudis
Cloudis
4 months ago
Reply to  CatcoolH

They (BQL) linked the poll on their IG story every day… so their votes are basically votes of their fans. No other performer did that.

Polegend Godgarina
4 months ago
Reply to  Cloudis

that explains it. eurofans seem to generally dislike their song, which means it must be awful considering bql were at the top of the list of most eurofans’ wishlist for slovenia.

Colin
Colin
4 months ago

You could listen to it and decide for yourself. Sometimes one can disagree with the majority. 🙂

Jo.
Jo.
4 months ago

juries, do your job!!

Cviti97
Cviti97
4 months ago

The Raay production actually blocked/ copystriked the reaction videos and tops, where BQL were ranked low. So pitiful…

Ffs
Ffs
4 months ago

The new Jedward (?)

Colin
Colin
4 months ago

This is the first year I have actually listened to and ranked all of the EMA songs before the finals. My surprising analysis is that I don’t have one big favorite, but rather a positive outlook towards many of them. If anyone among Luma, Battista Cadillac, LPS, July Jones, David Amaro, Hauptman, or BQL wins tonight, I’ll be fine with it. I guess that Luma has the upper hand in nailing the staging and the atmosphere they are going for.

Lol
Lol
4 months ago

Good, I’m relieved as the winner of wiwibloggs pol hasn’t actaully won since 2015. We’re safe from BQL. 😀

Mitja
Mitja
4 months ago

I checked.. it’s true

Kosey
Kosey
4 months ago

It would be great if LUMA wins, we need that performance in Eurovision.

Also, does anyone know when/if these songs make it to streaming services?

Mr X
Mr X
4 months ago
Reply to  Kosey

BQL would be te worst choice for Turin, I´m sorry….

LUMA however would be an excellent entry.

Last edited 4 months ago by Mr X
Briekimchi
Briekimchi
4 months ago
Reply to  Kosey

I can’t remember who but I read on one of the participants’ social media that they have to hold back the releases because of the broadcaster.
My guess would be within 24 hours of the final.

Illi
Illi
4 months ago
Reply to  Kosey

The songs aren’t available on Spotify.

Kaija
Kaija
4 months ago

Is there any particular reason for BQL being the favorites besides them being a known name in the community? I find their song one of the weakest here.

Last edited 4 months ago by Kaija
Mr X
Mr X
4 months ago
Reply to  Kaija

Mee too…

Danny
Danny
4 months ago
Reply to  Kaija

I suspect they created bots to generate votes in the poll, their record label sends copyright strikes to YouTube tops that placed them low so I wouldn’t be surprised if this is the case as well.

Cviti97
Cviti97
4 months ago
Reply to  Danny

They posted the poll twice on their ig storys. If they didn’t, Luma would have won by a landslide.

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
4 months ago

Hauptman for the surprise win, please. :3