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EMA 2022 Semi Final 2 song clips released

RTVSLO, the Slovenian national broadcaster, has released song clips of the entries for Semi-Final 2 of EMA 2022. This follows yesterday’s release of the Semi Final 1 clips. The Slovenian national final will choose who represents Slovenia at the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest in Turin. Listen to the clips in the above video released by RTVSLO.

Semi Final 2

  • Mia Guček – “Independiente”
  • Gušti feat. Leyre – “Nova romantika”
  • Klara Jazbec – “Vse kar imam”
  • Verdan Ljubenko – “H2O dieta”
  • Anabel – “Tendency”
  • BQL – “Maj”
  • Hauptman – “Sledim”
  • Eva Moškon – “Kliki”

EMA 2022 will consist of two semi-finals on February 5 and 12. In each semi-final, eight established artists will compete with two winners of EMA FREŠ. A jury will select three finalists while public voting will select another three. In the Grand Final on February 19, a combination of five juries (50%) and public voting (50%) will select the winner.

The full EMA 2022 line-up

16 participants have been announced so far, with four expected to be added through the FREŠ selection.

  • Anabel – Tendency
  • Batista Cadillac – Mim pravil
  • Bowrain & Brina – Čas je
  • BQL – Maj
  • David Amaro – Še vedno so lepa
  • Eva Moskon – Kliki
  • Gušti feat. Leyre – Nova romantika
  • Hauptman – Sledim
  • Jonatan Haller – Ozborje
  • July Jones – Girls Can Do Anything
  • Klara Jazbec – Chasing Dreams
  • Le Serpentine – Tud teb se lahk zgodi
  • Manouche – Si sama?
  • Mia Guček – Independiente
  • Vedran Ljubenko – HO dieta
  • Zala Smolnikar – V ogledalu

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 entryThe 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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Tom O'Donoghue

Music photographer based in Somerset, United Kingdom. Photographer for London Eurovision Party.

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