Slovenia: 'EMA' final to select Eurovision song 🇸🇮17 February 2022 at 13:25 CET
📺 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.
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.
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:
Anabel – Tendency
Stela Sofia – Tu In Zdaj
Manouche – Si Sama?
Leya Leanne – Naked
BQL – Maj
Gušti feat. Leyre – Nova Romantika
July Jones – Girls Can Do Anything
David Amaro – Še Vedno Si Lepa
LPS – Disko
Hauptman – Sledim
Luma – All In
Batista Cadillac – Mim Pravil
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.