Slovenia: RTVSLO opens submission window for EMA 2019

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RTVSLO, the Slovenian national broadcaster, has published the rules and regulations for the forthcoming 2019 Slovenian Eurovision national selection and has opened the submission window for EMA 2019.

The Slovenians are working in full steam in their quest to search their next Eurovision entry and act.

The Slovenian national broadcaster has opened the submission window for composers, artists and musicians to submit their songs in order to compete in the  2019 Slovenian national final.

The 2019 Slovenian national selection will consist of one televised show, the exact date is yet to be confirmed.

Up to 10 acts will battle for the golden ticket to Eurovision 2019 during a live televised show where a three member jury will determine the 2 superfinalists, herefater the final decision to determine the 2019 Slovenian Eurovision representative will lie entirely in the hands of the Slovenian audience, who will get to select their favorite act from the 2 superfinalists via a 100% televote deliberation.

Composers, aritsts and producers wishing to partake in the 2019 Slovenian national final can find the rules and regulations for submitting their respective entries here. The submission window is open as of today until 14 December 2018.

Artists wishing to compete at EMA 2019 must be citizens of the Republic of Slovenia and must be at least 16 years old on the day of the First Semi-final  f the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest on 14 May 2019.

RTVSLO will publish the list of the 2019 EMA competing acts and songs by 28 December 2018.

Slovenia in Eurovision

Slovenia debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1993 with 1X Band and is yet to win the competition. The country’s best result in the contest is a 7th placing, achieved  in 1995 (Darja Svajger) and 2001 (Nusa Derenda).

Slovenia has competed 24 times in the contest since their debut in 1993, the country has partaken in the competition religiously every year with the exception of 1994 and 2000 when the nation was forced to stay out of the event due to the relegation rules of the contest back then.

In 2018 Slovenia opted to select its Eurovision act and entry via its traditional national selection EMA. Lea Sirk won the golden ticket to Lisbon with her entry Hvala, ne!, placing 22nd in the Grand Final.