RTVSLO have confirmed EMA 2019 will be held on February 16th. The Slovenian national broadcaster says the show will be at Studio 1 in Ljubljana, and broadcast live on RTVSLO 1 at 20:00 CET.
RTVSLO will also be publishing a series of #EMA webcasts to introduce the participants. These videos will be shown on RTVSLO’s official EMA Youtube Channel and RTV4D website from 16 January – 8 February. Nejc Smit will host the webcasts at 20:00 CET on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
16/01/2019 – Lea Sirk (Slovenia 2018)
18/01/2019 – Ula Ložar
21/01/2019 – Kim
23/01/2019 – Raiven
25/01/2019 – INMATE
28/01/2019 – René
30/01/2019 – Fed Horses
01/02/2019 – Renata Mohorič
04/02/2019 – Okustični
06/02/2019 – Zala Kralj & Gašper Šantl
08/02/2019 – Lumberjack
This year’s edition of EMA will see the show reach its 21st year. RTVSLO have confirmed that the selection will be returning to a single show event. In another change, it was announced that the expert jury will solely decide the two super finalists, with the public vote deciding the winner.
Ten songs to compete in February final
The ten finalists were selected via an expert jury, from a total of 103 submitted entries. They are as follows:
- Fed Horses – Ti ne poznaš konzev
- Inmate – Atma
- Kim – Rhythm back to me
- Lumberjack – Lepote DNA
- Okusticni – Metulji plešejo
- Raiven – Kaos
- Renata Mohorič – Three bridges
- René – Ne poveš
- Ula Ložar – Fridays
- Zara Kralj & Gašper Šantl – Oprosti
The line up includes Slovenia’s first ever Junior Eurovision representative, Ula Lozar. Also present for a third stint is Raiven, who entered the selection in both 2016 & 2017 and this year, took on the role as EMA co-host.
Slovenia at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest
In Lisbon, it was Lea Sirk who flew the Slovenian flag with her song “Hvala Ne“. She performed in the second semi-final and successfully qualified for the grand final, ending a 2-year non-qualification streak for Slovenia. In the grand final, she finished 22nd with 64 points.