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Slovenia: 'EMA' final to select Eurovision song 🇸🇮

17 February 2022 at 13:25 CET
'EMA' (Evrovizijska Melodija) 2022 RTV SLO
On Saturday 19 May, Slovenian broadcaster RTV SLO will broadcast the final of 'EMA', the country's pre-selection process for Eurovision. By the end of the evening, Slovenia will have the song that will represent them at the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest.

📺 TUNE IN: The EMA final will begin at 20:20 CET on Saturday 19 February. Slovenian broadcaster RTV SLO will air the show live on TV SLO 1, and they will also organise a live satellite broadcast on the broadcaster’s website.

12 finalists, but only 1 will travel to Turin for the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest. RTV SLO / Adrian Pregelj

The winner of EMA (Evrovizijska Melodija) 2022 will have a relatively short journey to Turin in May, needing only to cross the Slovenian border before they then find themselves in Italy, ready for the world’s biggest music event.

There are 12 artists in contention to secure that very ticket, and they’ve arrived at the EMA final via 2 semi-finals which took place earlier in February, and which narrowed down the initial field of 20 songs to the dozen we have now.

EMA has a rich history in Slovenia, having been around since 1996. The song contest returns in 2022 after taking a break in 2021, when it was decided that the 2020 winner, Ana Soklič, would get to represent Slovenia at the Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam, after the 2020 Contest was cancelled.

Ana Soklič, Rotterdam Ahoy, 12 May 2021 EBU / Andres Putting

EMA 2022 will be hosted by Melani Mekicar and Bojan Cvjetićanin, and will be coming live to you from Studio 1, TV Slovenia.

If you’re tuning in on Saturday evening, these are the songs that you can look forward to enjoying, in the order that they’ll be performed in on the evening:

Melani Mekicar and Bojan Cvjetićanin will be your hosts for the evening. Adrian Pregelj

Anabel – Tendency

📺 Watch: Anabel – Tendency

Stela Sofia – Tu In Zdaj

📺 Watch: Stela Sofia – Tu In Zdaj

Manouche – Si Sama?

📺 Watch: Manouche – Si Sama?

Leya Leanne – Naked

📺 Watch: Leya Leanne – Naked

BQL – Maj

📺 Watch: BQL – Maj

Gušti feat. Leyre – Nova Romantika

📺 Watch: Gušti feat. Leyre – Nova Romantika

July Jones – Girls Can Do Anything

📺 Watch: July Jones – Girls Can Do Anything

David Amaro – Še Vedno Si Lepa

📺 Watch: David Amaro – Še Vedno Si Lepa

LPS – Disko

📺 Watch: LPS – Disko

Hauptman – Sledim

📺 Watch: Hauptman – Sledim

Luma – All In

📺 Watch: Luma – All In

Batista Cadillac – Mim Pravil

📺 Watch: Batista Cadillac – Mim Pravil

The Voting

The winner of EMA 2022 will be determined by a combination of 50% jury voting and 50% public voting. Among the jury are a selection of radio & TV professionals, musicians, composers, producers, and also members of the Slovenian Eurovision fan club – OGAE Slovenia.

Let us know what you think of Slovenia’s selection via the official Eurovision Song Contest YouTube, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter and Facebook channels.