On 10th of December, musicians had a last chance to submit their songs for the Slovenian national selections EMA 2005. Slovenian broadcaster RTV SLO received 103 songs. 12 up to 14 songs will be selected for the national final show.
The Slovenian national selections EMA 2005 will take place on one evening, on 6th February 2005. A jury consisting of six persons, most of them representing the Slovenian Radio and Television, will also be present at the show, which means the jury increased with two more members compared to last year.
We earlier reported that one of the finalists would be Omar Naber. By winning the casting show Bitka Talentov (Battle of talents), he also won a guaranteed place in EMA 2005, but it is still unknown if this means that he is also directly qualified for the final. As the chief editor of the entertaining programs on RTV SLO stated: “ the rules and the expectations of quality are the same for all songs that would like to represent Slovenia in Kiev 2005.”
It is expected that several popular Slovenian singers will be among the finalist. An official list of all candidates and songs will be published around Christmas.