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Slovenia: ‘EMA 2022’ dates, hosts and artists confirmed 🇸🇮

19 January 2022 at 14:00 CET
Melani Mekicar and Bojan Cvjetićanin will host the EMA 2022 shows
Radiotelevizija Slovenija (RTV) has announced that ‘EMA 2022’ (Slovenia's national selection process for Eurovision) will take place across Saturday 5, 12 and 19 of February.
  • EMA FREŠ Final: Friday 28 January (RTV’s initiative to find up-and-coming artists)
  • EMA 2022 Semi-Final 1: Saturday 5 February at 20:00 on TV SLO 1
  • EMA 2022 Semi-Final 2: Saturday 12 February at 20:00 on TV SLO 1
  • EMA 2022 Grand Final: Saturday 19 February at 20:00 on TV SLO 1
EMA 2022 confirmed finalists

The shows will be used to determine the Slovenian representative at the Eurovision Song Contest is Turin, this May.

Melani Mekicar and Bojan Cvjetićanin will host the EMA 2022 shows.

‘It is an infinite honor for me and Bojan to be entrusted with the management of such a large and important festival as EMA 2022. There’s not a year that I haven’t watched the Eurovision Song Contest, so this is a really special moment for me.

This year, I think the EMA is very special, because there will be a lot of young, fresh musicians, but they take the performance very seriously, ’ said Melani.

Bojan added: ‘EMA and the Eurovision Song Contest have always been one such mini holiday for me, and at a time when we are surrounded by bad news and negative energy prevails, we urgently need a good dose of fun. I hope that viewers will be able to sit in front of TV screens and enjoy music.’

Both semi-finals will each see 8 established artists alongside two winners of EMA FREŠ compete for one of 6 spots in the Grand Final where a total of 12 acts will battle it out for the ticket to Turin.

In each semi-final, 3 qualifiers will be determined by televote and 3 by jury. In the final on Saturday 19 February, the overall winner will be determined by a combination of televote and the vote of five juries split in a 50/50 ratio.

EMA 2022 Semi-Final 1 running order:

  1. July Jones – Girls Can Do Anything

    Music: July Jones / Toby Scott

    Lyrics: July Jones / Toby Scott

  1. David Amaro – Še Vedno Si Lepa

    Music: Goran Šarac

    Lyrics: Rok Lunaček

  1. Le Serpentine – Tud Teb Se Lahko Zgodi

    Music: Žiga Jokić

    Lyrics: Žiga Jokić

  1. Bowrain & Brina – Čas Je

    Music: Tine Grgurevič

    Lyrics: Gregor Kosi

  1. EMA FREŠ Qualifier

  2. EMA FREŠ Qualifier
  1. Jonatan Haller – Obzorje

    Music: Jonatan Haller, Satja Medvešek, Jernej Drnovšek

    Lyrics: Jonatan Haller, Miha Rednak
  1. Batista Cadillac – Mim Pravil

    Music: Urban Lutman, Matija Koritnik, Martin Štibernik, Tadej Košir

    Lyrics: Benjamin Krnetič

  1. Zala Smolnikar – V Ogledalu

    Music: Zala Smolnikar

    Lyrics: Zala Smolnikar

  1. Manouche – Si Sama?

    Music: Robert Pikl

    Lyrics: Robert Pikl

EMA 2022 Semi-Final 2 running order:

  1. Mia Guček – Independiente

    Music: Mia Guček, Octavian Rasinariu, Patrick Jamnik

    Lyrics: Mia Guček, Octavian Rasinariu, Patrick Jamnik

  1. Gušti feat. Leyre – Nova Romantika

    Music: Miha Guštin – Gušti

    Lyrics: Miha Guštin – Gušti

  1. Klara Jazbec – Vse Kar Imam

    Music: Ed Fisher

    Lyrics: Klara Jazbec, Ani Cordero

  1. Vedran Ljubenko – H₂O Dieta

    Music: Vedran Ljubenko, Jakov Zadro

    Lyrics: Vedran Ljubenko

  1. EMA FREŠ Qualifier
  1. EMA FREŠ Qualifier
  1. Anabel – Tendency

    Music: Ana Teržan – Anabel

    Lyrics: Ana Teržan – Anabel

  1. BQL – Maj

    Music: Anej Piletič, Raay

    Lyrics: Marjetka Vovk

  1. Hauptman – Sledim

    Music: Žan Hauptman, Vid Turica

    Lyrics: Žan Hauptman

  1. Eva Moškon – Kliki

    Music: Nermin Puškar

    Lyrics: Srečko Meolic

The official EMA website will publish 30 second snippets of the songs on Thursday 20 and Friday 21 January!

Let us know what you think of the hopefuls over on the official Eurovision Song Contest Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Facebook channels.