Slovenia: EMA Freš

Slovenia: Parvani Violet and Saška ready for the final of EMA 2020

The result of the Slovenian online pre-selection "EMA Freš" has just been revealed. 10 artists competed for just two spots in the Slovenian final "EMA 2020"

Slovenia introduced a new only pre-selection, called "EMA Freš". EMA Freš took place from October last year, and finished today.

At EMA Freš Final, two songs (one chosen by the audience and another by a jury), proceed to the EMA 2020 Final, where they will compete with 10 other songs for the honour of representing Slovenia at Eurovision Song Contest 2020.

The winners of EMA Freš are: Parvani Violet and Saška. They will join the 10 pre-qualified finalists at Evrovizijska Melodija (EMA) 2020:

EMA 2020 – Lineup

  • Ana Soklič – "Voda"
  • Božidar Wolfand Wolf – "Maybe Someday"
  • Gaja Prestor – "Verjamem vase"
  • Imset – "Femme Fatale"
  • Inmate – "The Salt"
  • Klara Jazbec – "Stop the World"
  • Lina Kuduzović – "Man Like U"
  • Manca Berlec – "Večnost"
  • Simon Vadnjal – "Nisi sam"
  • Tinkara Kovač – "Forever"
  • Parvani Violet – "Cupid" (EMA Freš Winner)
  • Saška – "Še kar lovim tvoj nasmeh" (EMA Freš Winner)

EMA Freš

  • EMA Freš: Slovenia's Pre-selection for EMA 2020 (2 best proceed to EMA 2020) – online

EMA Freš officially started in the beginning of October 2019 with the first two artists battling against each other and continued throughout the following six weeks with more battles. Each Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday there were online battles between two songs, where the winners proceeded to a final round every Friday that determined the two weekly finalists: one chosen by the visitors, the other by an expert panel.

The competition was held on the broadcaster's official website, through an online survey which means the visitors (with no restrictions) could vote for their favourites.

EMA 2020

  • EMA 2020: Slovenia's National Selection for Eurovision 2020 – live show

The winner of EMA 2020 will represent Slovenia at Eurovision Song Contest 2020 in Rotterdam.

At the final of Evrovizijska Melodija (EMA), the voting process will consist of two rounds. In the first, a jury panel will choose the best two songs to proceed to a Superfinal. This superfinal will be decided solely by the public televoters and therefore decide who will represent Slovenia at Eurovision Song Contest 2020 in Rotterdam.

Slovenia in Eurovision Song Contest

Slovenia 2019: Zala Kralj & Gašper Šantl - "Sebi"

Slovenia had its debut in Eurovision Song Contest 1993, and since then participated 25 times in Eurovision. They have never won the contest, and the best result for Slovenia is two 7th places in 1995 and 2001.

Slovenia 2019: Zala Kralj & Gašper Šantl - "Sebi"

Since the introduction of Semi-finals in 2004, Slovenia only managed to qualify for the Grand Final 6 times out of 16.

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