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Slovenia: Results of the EMA 2018 Semi-final

The Slovenian national broadcaster RTV Slovenia kicked of it's national selection, EMA 2018, tonight with the semi-final. Sixteen artists but only eight qualifiers

Slovenia held the semi-final of this year's Evrovizijska Melodija (EMA), to select the Slovenian representative at Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Lisbon. 

The sixteen artists competing in the 22nd Evrovizijska Melodija were revealed two months ago, and 10 days ago their songs were released also.

Sixteen candidates competed in the Semi-Final of EMA 2018, but only eight of them go through to the final on next Saturday. Four of them were selected by the professional jury panel, while the audience choose the other four finalists.

EMA 2018 – Semi-final

  • Ina Shai – "V nebo"
  • Indigo – "Vesna"
  • Lara Kadis – "Zdaj sem tu"
  • BQL – "Ptica"
  • Proper – "Ukraden cvet"
  • Marina Martensson – "Blizu"
  • Nuška Drašček – "Ne zapusti me zdaj"
  • Lea Sirk – "Ne, hvala!"
  • Anabel – "Pozitiva"
  • Tanja Ribič – "Ljudje"
  • KiNG FOO – "Žive sanje"
  • ManuElla – "Glas"
  • MILA – "Svoboda"
  • Orter – "Kraljica"
  • Nika Zorjan – "Uspavanka"
  • Gregor Ravnik – "Zdaj je čas"

EMA 2018

All the 16 songs performed in the Semi-final, where 8 qualified to the final of EMA 2018: 4 of the finalists chosen by a jury and 4 chosen by televoting.

  • Semi-final: 17 February 2018
  • Final: 24 February 2018

In the final the winner will be chosen by 50/50 jury/televoting. 

In the Final there will be six juries with five members each:

  • Singers Jury
  • Composers Jury
  • Radio Jury
  • Television Jury
  • Fan Jury (members of OGAE Slovenia)
  • International Jury

Slovenia in Eurovision Song Contest

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Slovenia had its debut in Eurovision Song Contest 1993, and since then participated 23 times in Eurovision. They have never won the contest, and the best result for Slovenia is two 7th places in 1995 and 2001

Since the introduction og Semi-finals in 2004, Slovenia only managed to qualify for the Grand Final 4 times out of 14.




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