Snippets of the first seven of altogether 14 songs competing at this year's EMA, Slovenia's national final to determine the country's representative at the Eurovision Song Contest, have been presented at yesterday's edition of Spet doma, a popular Slovenian television show, hosted by Mario Galunic, who also hosted the Slovenian national final in 2007 and 2008.
These are the first seven acts competing at the semi final, to be held on February 20th. The other seven semi finalists willpresent their songs onFebruary 6th, the seven automically qualified finalists will follow on February 14th.
1) Sara Kobold – Od tod do Vecnosti
2) Brigita Šuler – Para me
3) Nina Pušlar – Dez
4) Langa – Roko mi daj
5) Saša Zamernik – Zivim za zdaj
6) Ylenia Zobec – Priznam
7) Vaso & D Plejbeks – Gremo na emo
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Para meis Brigita Šuler's third consecutive participation at EMA. In 2008, she came third with Samara and in 2009, she placed equal 13th, therefore last, in the final. This time, her song is written by Mihael Hercog and his fiancée Saša Lendero, one of Slovenia's most popular singers, who had entered EMA as an artist on two occasions already placing 2nd both times, namely in 2005 with Metulj and in 2006 with Mandoline.
Nina Pušlar won the 2nd edition of Bitka talentov, the Slovenian equivalent of Pop Idol, which also launched Omar Naber's career after he had won the first edition. Dez is Nina's first attempt at EMA.
Roko mi daj, the second song written byMihael Hercog and Sasa Lendero,is Langa's third attempt to represent Slovenia at the Eurovision Song Contest. In 2008, they placed second with Za svobodo divjega srca. In 2009, they teamed up with Manca Spik and won the televoting with their song Zaigraj muzikant but placed 2nd overall again.
Ylenia Zobec is no stranger to EMA either, already having participated in 2004, 2006 and 2008. Priznam will be her 4th entry at EMA.