Slovenia has become the latest country to confirm their participation for the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest, due to be hosted in Italy. Slovene broadcaster RTVSLO has also confirmed that EMA will return to select their entry, following the internal selection of Ana Soklič.
In a post on Facebook, Slovene public broadcaster RTVSLO has confirmed that Slovenia will be participating in Eurovision 2022. The post also notes that EMA will return as their national selection. An edition of the show was supposed to go ahead to select Ana Soklič’s 2021 entry, but this plan was later scrapped.
Dates, the format and submission information will be released in due course.
Slovenia at Eurovision 2021
After winning EMA 2020, Ana Soklič was set to represent Slovenia in Eurovision Song Contest 2020 with the song “Voda”. However, as the contest was cancelled due the COVID-19 pandemic, the Slovenian broadcaster RTV Slovenija internally selected Ana to represent the country in 2021.
Initially, it was announced that EMA 2021 would go ahead, albeit as a selection purely for Ana Soklič’s entry for Rotterdam. However, due to the state of the pandemic, the show became purely a song presentation show for “Amen”, her 2021 entry. The entry was selected from a field of 191 songs, and was co-written by Charlie Mason, who has worked with the likes of Miley Cyrus and Conchita.
In Rotterdam, she finished 13th in semi-final one with 44 points, marking Slovenia’s first non-qualification since 2017.
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