One more country proceed to announce the rules for their preselection for the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest. Slovenia will retain the 2009 selection method with one semi final and the grand final of EMA.
An open call for songs has been launched by RTVSLO, the Slovenian broadcaster for the country's preselection for the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest. Interested parties will have to submit their bids by 14th December. Songs have to be in Slovenian but it is not specified in the rules whether foreign composers will be accepted or not this year.
A specially appointed jury will shortlist fourteen songs which will compete live in the EMA 2010 semi final, called EMA Predizbor. The finalists will then be joined in the EMA Izbor by more songs which will be submitted by prominent local composers invited by the broadcaster. RTVSLO will be inviting a total of seven composers increasing the number of six they invited for EMA 2009.
Slovenia have still to beat their best placing which was in 1999 and 2001, when Daria Svaiger and Nusa Derenda came 7th. Since the introduction of the semi final in 2004, Slovenia have only managed to qualify once in 2007 with Alenka Gotar's Cvet z juga. In 2009, Slovenia was represented by Quartissimo ft Martina Majerle who placed 16th in the semi final.
Very special thanks to Primoz Poglajen Medeiros for the information.