Tonight: Semi final in Slovenia

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Tonight, the semi final of EMA 2010, the Slovenian pre-selection to determine the country's representative at this year's Eurovision Song Contest to be held in Oslo, will be held. 14 acts will compete for the seven remaining spots in the national final, to be held tomorrow, on Sunday 21st.

The Show

The showwill be broadcastonRTVSLO 1andwill start at 20:00 CET. 14 songs will fight for theseven remainingplaces in the final, which will be held tomorrow,on Sunday 21st. All songs have to be sung inSlovenian language. Tonight's show programme will feature the following artists:

  • Regina, last year's representatives of Bosnia and Herzegovina, who came 9th in the Eurovision Song Contest final with their song Bistra voda, receiving maximum 12 points from Slovenia.
  • Rebeka Dremelj, Slovenia's Eurovision representative in 2008, who came 11th in the second semi final with Vrag naj vzame.
  • Natalija Verboten, who partipated in EMA on two occasions so far: In 2006 she came sixth with SOS and in 2004 she won the televoting with Cry on my shoulder but ended up in fourth place overall, due to not receiving any points from the jury.
  • Eva Cerne, three times EMA participant: In 2009 she came 11th with Vse, in 2008 fifth with Dovolj and in 2007 second with Cudezi smehljaja.

The voting

After 50% jury voting in 2009, the 2010 winner of EMA will be decided by 100% televoting again, as a response to the controversycaused byjury voting on EMA in previous years.
Out of the 14 acts competing tonight, seven of them will make it to the final, where they will fight with the seven pre-qualified finalists for the honour of representing Slovenia in this year's Eurovision Song Contest.

How to watch ?

A webcastwill be made available here.

The participants

  1. Sara Kobold – Od tod do VeÄ�nosti
  2. Brigita Šuler – Para me
  3. Nina Pušlar – Dež
  4. Langa – Roko di maj
  5. Saša Zamernik – Živim za zdaj
  6. Ylenia Zobec – Priznam
  7. Vaso & D Plejbeks – Gremo na emo
  8. Martina Šraj – Dovolj Ljubezni
  9. Marko Vozelj – Maj si zrak
  10. Petra PeÄ�ovnik – Iz Nevade
  11. Martina Feri – Le en dan
  12. Zadnji Taxi – Franjo
  13. Manca Špik – Tukaj sem doma
  14. Anzambel Roka Žlindere & Kalamari – Narodno zabavni rock

Your opinion

  • You can vote for your favourite song in our poll here.

In 2009, Slovenia was represented by Quartissimo with the songLove symphony, coming 16th in the second semi final thus failing to qualify for the final. In 2010, the country will compete in the second semi final on 27th May.

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