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Slovenia: 30 second snippets revealed for all EMA entries

On Friday, EMA 2017 will begin in Slovenia! The first semi-final takes place on February 17th, with the second semi-final following a day later. Finally, the grand final will take place on February 24th. In order to increase our anticipation further, RTVSLO have revealed 30 second snippets for all 16 entries. Therefore, you can check out the snippets and a reminder of the running orders of each semi-final below!

Semi-final one

  1. KiNG FOO – Wild Ride
    (Music and lyrics: Rok Golob & Cherie Lucas)
  2. Nika Zorjan – FSE
    (Music and lyrics: Maraaya & Nika Zorjan)
  3. Tosca Beat – Free World
    (Music and lyrics: Andraž Kržič, Tosco Beat, Peter Penko & Jamirko)
  4. Lea Sirk – Freedom
    (Music and lyrics: Lea Sirk, Gaber Radojevič, Miha Gorše & Tomy Declerque)
  5. Sell Out – Ni panike
    (Music and lyrics: Miha Gorše, Uroš Obranovič & Tina Muc)
  6. Zala Đurić Ribič – Lalalatino
    (Music and lyrics: Zala, Krešimir Tomec &Luka Ipavec)
  7. Alya – Halo
    (Music and lyrics: Raay, Rok Lunaček & Tina Piš)
  8. Omar Naber – On My Way
    (Music and lyrics: Omar Naber & Žiga Pirnat)

Semi-final two

  1. Clemens – Tok ti sede
    (Music and lyrics: Klemen Mramor)
  2. Raiven – Zažarim
    (Music and lyrics: Jernej Kržič, Tadej Košir & Sara Briški Cirman)
  3. Kataya & Duncan Kamakana – Are You There
    (Music and lyrics: Tim Žibrat, Duman Kamakana, Kataya, Blaž Vrečko, Klemen Orter & Samo Jezovšek)
  4. BQL – Heart of Gold
    (Music and lyrics: Maraaya & Anej Piletič)
  5. Ina Shai – Colour Me
    (Music and lyrics: Martina Šraj, Hans Kristjan Aljas, Vincenzo Capodivento & Niccolo Rebecchi)
  6. United Pandaz & ARSELLO feat. Alex Volasko – Heart to Heart
    (Music and lyrics: ARSELLO & Alex Volasko)
  7. Tim Kores – Open Fire
    (Music and lyrics: Jeff Lewis & Drew Lawrence)
  8. Nuška Drašček – Flower in the Snow
    (Music and lyrics: Pele Loriano, Lina Button & Brendan Wade)

Revamped voting system for a revamped EMA

This year’s edition of EMA is the first Slovenian selection to include more than a single show since 2012. In previous years, some fans have disagreed with the amount of power juries have in determining the winner. For example, in 2016 juries alone decided which 2 acts would progress to the superfinal. Only then would televoters have their say.
This year, four acts will qualify from each semi-final. Two qualifiers will be chosen by the public televote and two more will be chosen by the jury. In the final, the winner will be chosen by a combination of 50% televoting and 50% jury voting. The jury voting will reportedly consist of six regional juries. Furthermore, there will no longer be a superfinal. This is presumably due to the fact that televoters will get a say throughout the competition now, rather than just at the very end.
Which of the snippets have excited you the most? Do you have any predictions of who may win EMA, therefore representing Slovenia at Eurovision 2017? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below and via our social media pages @escXtra!

Ryan Cobb

My first memory of watching the Eurovision Song Contest was back in 2001 and, over the years, my passion and enthusiasm for the contest has very much turned into an obsession. I adore music and I love geography, so this contest is a natural fit for me. If la la loving Eurovision was a crime, I'd certainly be a criminal!

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