Slovenian broadcaster RTVSLO have released snippets of the 12 finalists who will compete in EMA 2020.
As part of the short snippet release of participating songs, the running order for EMA 2020 has also been revealed.
- Simon Vadnjal – “Nisi Sam”
- Saška – “Še kar lovim tvoj nasmeh”
- Gaja Prestor – “Verjamem vase”
- Ana Soklič – “Voda”
- INMATE – “The Salt”
- Manca Berlec – “Večnost”
- Tinkara Kovač – “Forever”
- Božidar Wolfand – Wolf – “Maybe Someday”
- Parvani Violet – “Cupid”
- Klara Jazbec – “Stop the World”
- Imset – “Femme Fatale”
- Lina Kuduzović – “Man Luke U”
Slovenia will be selecting their artist for Rotterdam on February 22nd. A three-person jury will select to two acts to advance to the superfinal. Public voting will then decide which of the two super finalists wins the ticket to Rotterdam. There’s a varied mix of genres and voices – so it will be an exciting national final to keep an eye on!
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 last year, duo Zala Kralj and Gašper Šantl flew Slovenian flag with the intimate song “Sebi“. They performed in the first semi-final and successfully qualified for the grand final. In the grand final, they finished 15th with 105 points.
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