From those 14, only eight will proceed to the final of the Slovene national selection, EMA 2009. Six well-known song writers will be chosen to forward their best compositions. Invited authors will cooperate with RTVSLO in selecting the performers of the respective songs, who will directly take part in the final.
The act that will represent Slovenia at the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest will be chosen by televoters and a professional jury. Unlike previous years, the winner will be chosen in one voting round, instead of two.
In a reaction, last month, Vanja Vardjan of RTVSLO said to Eurovision.tv: "We decided to make these changes in order to bring the quality of the festival on a higher level. Our deepest wish is to make viewers as well as musicians happy before, during and after the national selection."