Tonight, the Slovenian national final Evrovizijska Melodija 2015 (EMA 2015) will take place. The show will kick off at 20:00 CET and will run for 1 hour and 40 minutes.
Hosted by Darja Švajger (Slovenia 1995 & 1999), Maja Keuc (Slovenia 2011), Tinkara Kovač (Slovenia 2014) and Nejc Šmit, the 8 participants will perform their entries live for the first time.
The national final will consist of 2 rounds. During the first round, the 8 acts will perform in front of an expert jury. The jury will then go on to decide which 2 acts will qualify to the second round of EMA – the superfinal.
The 2 acts which qualify to the superfinal stage of EMA will then go on to perform their entries once again to the public and jury. A combined televote and jury vote will then take place in order to decide which act will go on to represent Slovenia at the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest.
How to watch[alert-info]
The show will air at 20:00 CET via the following channels:
- TV SLO1
- Live webcast via rtvslo.si
The EMA 2015 participants
Listed in EMA 2015 running order.
- Alya & Neno Belan – Misunderstandings
- Tim Kores – Once too many times
- Jana Šušteršič – Glas srca
- I.C.E. – Vse mogoče
- Clemens – Mava to
- Maraaya – Here for you
- Rudi Bučar & Figoni – Šaltinka
- Martina Majerle – Alive
You can find out more about this year’s EMA 2015 participants here in our Meet the EMA participants article.
The story so far
Slovenia debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1993 when 1X Band was selected to represent the country in the host country of Ireland. With their entry Tih deževen dan, 1X Band finished in 22nd place at the Grand Final, receiving a total of 9 points.
Slovenia’s best result to date was in both the 1995 and 2001 edition of the contest, both times ending in 7th place at the Grand Final.
Last year, Tinkara Kovač was selected via the national final EMA 2014 to represent her country at the Eurovision Song Contest in the host city of Copenhagen. With her entry Round and round, Tinkara qualified from the second semi-final, ending in 25th position at the Grand Final with a total of 9 points.