As it was announced, there were seven great live performances, we could enjoy while wathing EMA 2014 live from Ljubljana tonight:
And then came the first most important moment of EMA 2014 - as the first round of voting ended. Ula Furlan announced the names of two superfinalists: TINKARA KOVAČ and MUFF. After we heard two potential entries once again, the second round of voting was open, but this time two new phone lines were open for five minutes only. Eventually, the second televoting was finally over and the winner of EMA 2014 was declared:
At the beginning of February, the expert jury consisted of: Miša Molk (editor of EMA contest), Darja Švajger (professional musician and singer) and Andrea F. (radio music editor, musician and producer), announced the names of the contestants at EMA 2014, who we saw performing tonight, live from Ljubljana.
In the last few weeks, radio listeners and TV viewers in Slovenia could hear and enjoy all the competing songs and to find out much more about the artists and authors, through a lot of interviews. Nevertheless, in comparing to others national selections across Europe, TV audience in Slovenia has the full resposibility for the outcome, as there’s televoting only an no jury evaluation of the performances.
There were two rounds of televoting during the Grand final in Slovenia. In the first round, viewers could give their support to some of the performers among seven finalists. They had ten minutes for calling some of the numbers shown on the screen or sending SMS messages.
Two contestants with the highest number of votes were considered as superfinalists and they took part in the second round of voting. This time TV viewers had only five minutes to vote.
Slovenia in the Eurovision Song Contest
Slovenia participated 19 times, debuting in 1993. The best results were achieved by Darja Švajger (1995) and Nuša Derenda (2001). They both won seventh place.