The Slovenian broadcaster RTVSLO has announced that the participants for next year’s EMA will be revealed this Friday. The dates for EMA 2020 is due to be confirmed at a later date.
How the acts for EMA 2020 are selected?
Two of the acts for next year’s EMA has been selected through a pre-selection titled ‘EMA FREŠ‘ which recently concluded its duels. The selection is due to conclude on January 2020, with two wildcards joining the line-up for EMA 2020.
The rest of the participants for EMA 2020 will be selected through an open submission which concluded last month.
Slovenia at the Eurovision Song Contest
Slovenia has competed 24 times as an independent nation. Previously, they have competed as Yugoslavia alongside: Serbia, Montenegro, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. As Yugoslavia, only four of the 27 entries were from Slovenia.
Slovenia officially debuted in 1993, where they won the right to compete after winning Kvalifikacija za Millstreet. They qualified along with Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia, who finished second and third respectively. Slovenia were represented in 1993 by 1X Band who sang “Tih deževen dan”. They finished in 22nd with Nine points.
Slovenia’s best ever finish at Eurovision is Seventh Place, which they have achieved twice. The first of those came in 1995, when Darja Švajger sang “Prisluhni mi”. Likewise the second of those came in 2001, when Nuša Derenda sang “Energy”. In Tel Aviv this year, it was Zalagasper who flew the Slovenian flag with their song “Sebi“. They performed in the first semi-final and successfully qualified for the grand final, for a second year in a row. In the grand final, they finished 15th with 105 points.
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