Slovenia: Ten acts automatically will take part in the EMA final with two more to be added soon

Today Slovenian Television (RTVSLO) announced the names of the acts who will perform in the EMA 2020 from which the winner will represent Slovenia at the Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam next May.

The list includes a previous Slovenian entrant amongst nine others who hope to impress the three member jury on 22 February 2020.

Welcome back to Tinkara Kovač who represented Slovenia in 2014 in Copenhagen, Denmark. On that occasion she placed 25th with the song Round And Round. This time around she will be singing a song called Forever. Tinkara will be joined by five other female singers. two males and two groups.

The other nine contestants are

Ana SokličVoda
Božidar Wolfand WolfMaybe Someday
Gaja Prestor Verjamem vase
ImsetFemme Fatale
Inmate  –The Salt
Klara JazbecStop the World
Lina KuduzovićMan Like U
Manca Berlec –  Večnost
Simon Vadnjal  – Nisi sam

Now these ten contestants will also be joined by two other newcomers. On January 18 ten contestants will compete in what’s being called EMA FREŠ. From this list, the top 2 will also feature in the EMA final taking the number of participants to twelve. The contestants in EMA FREŠ are

Stella –  Ne vem, če sem v redu
YouniteThe Cure
AlfirevČrno bela lika
Klarity  – Diham
Marmoris – Moj pristan
Saška Še kar lovim tvoj nasmeh
Pia Nina –  Tukaj in zdaj
Lana HrvatinDream
Parvani VioletCupid
Astrid in Avantgarden Sing to Me

Slovenia In The Eurovision Song Contest

This will be Slovenia’s 26th year in the Eurovision Song Contest. They debuted in 1993 with the 1X Band and the song Tih deževen dan finishing in 22nd place. After missing out a year, Slovenia returned in 1995 to gain their best placing to date when Darja Švajger  placed 7th with the song Prisluhni mi.. Nuša Derenda equalled that placing in 2001 with Energy.

Slovenia have failed to qualify to the final on ten occasions since the semi finals began. Poor Omar Naber failed to qualify twice in 2005 and 2017.

Last year Zala Kralj & Gašper Šantl placed 15th with the song Sebi.

Below, remind yourself of Tinkara’s  prior appearance at Eurovision.

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