Slovenia: EMA 2022 first set of finalists determined

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Last Saturday saw the Slovenian national selection for Eurovision 2022 kick off with its first semi-final. The first set of EMA 2022 finalists have been determined!

A total of 1o acts battled for  6 spots in the Grand Final. The 6 finalists were selected via jury/public televoting deliberation. The show  was hosted by Bojan Cvjetićanin and Melani Mekicar. The following acts have qualified to the Grand Final:

  • July JonesGirls Can Do Anything
  • David AmaroŠe vedno si lepa
  • LumaAll In
  • Stela SofiaTu in zdaj
  • Batista CadillacMim pravil
  • ManoucheSi sama?

About EMA 2022

A total 0f 20 acts will be competing at EMA 2022, 10 acts will partake in each of the 2 semi-finals. 6 acts from each semi-final will proceed to the Grand Final.  Hence a total of 12 acts will battle at the EMA 2022 Grand Final for the golden ticket to Eurovision 2022.

  • 05/02/2022- EMA 2022 Semi-final #1
  • 12/05/2022- EMA 2022 Semi-final #2
  • 19/05/2022- EMA 2022 Grand Final

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 26 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 2021 Ana Soklic represented Slovenia at the Eurovision Song Contest in Slovenia with her entry ‘Amen’.

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