RTVSLO has revealed the dates of the EMA semi-final and final exclusively to esctoday.com today. Unlike previous reports, Slovenia's annual national song contest will not take place during the first half of March. The semi-final (EMA Predizbor) will take place on February 20 and the final (EMA Izbor) will take place one day later as usual, on February 21. Further details will be announced tomorrow during a press conference organised by the broadcaster.
Three weeks ago, the the 14 selected songs and artists were revealed. During the semi-final all 14 songs will be presented to the audience and televoting will decide which songs will proceed to the final. It’s not known yet how many songs will be admitted to this year’s EMA final.
EMA 2010 will introduce a number of new features to the contest: for the very first time the winner will be decided by televoting only and all songs will be sung in the Slovene language – both in EMA and at the Eurovision Song Contest – in order to promote the Slovene language.
The following 14 acts andsongs have been selected for this year's edition of EMA:
- Nina Pušlar – DeÅ¾
- Martina Šraj – Dovolj Ljubezni
- Zadnji Taxi – Franjo
- Vaso & D Plejbeks – Gremo na emo
- Petra PeÄ�ovnik – Iz Nevade
- Martina Feri – Le en dan
- Maro Vozelj – Maj si zrak
- Anz. Roka Å½lindere & Kalamari – Narodnozabavni rock
- Sara Kobold – Od tod do VeÄ�nosti
- Brigita Šuler – Para me
- Ylenia Zobec – Priznam
- Langa – Roko di maj
- Manca Špik – Tukaj sem doma
- Saša Zamernik – Å½ivim za zdaj