SLOVENIA – A total of 127 songs were submitted to participate in the EMA and EMA FREŠ 2022 editions. The number of songs submitted has decreased by 33% from the previous open call for songs in 2020 when 191 songs were submitted.
The next step in the selection process is for a jury of at least three specialists to assess all of the submissions. Furthermore, RTVSLO maintains the right to invite any extra composers or performers who fit the competition’s regulations.
2022 EMA FREŠ
Newcomer musicians under the age of 30 who have released a maximum of three songs will participate first in EMA FREŠ. The selection, which will begin later this year, will include a total of 24 performers.
Following a series of battles, 14 of these songs will compete in two televised concerts in January. Seven songs will compete in each show for two spots in EMA 2022, one chosen by public vote and one by a jury. Four EMA FREŠ participants will advance to EMA 2022.
Slovenian broadcaster RTVSLO revealed the 24 candidates of the EMA FREŠ, a pre-selection of this year’s EMA, the Slovenian national final for Eurovision 2022. The first round of voting will take place next Monday, 29th November, and will feature 24 competing artists, who will be divided into duels. After the round of duels, 14 songs will qualify for the two televised galas in January. At each gala, seven songs will compete for two spots at the EMA 2022: one of them will be chosen by the audience and the other by the jury.
- Ain’t Harmony
- Anja Vodošek
- De Liri
- Hvala Brothers
- Jaka Hliš
- Jon Vitezič
- Katja Korošec
- Katja Kos
- Lara Dovier
- Leya Leanne
- Marijan Novak & Špela Velikanje
- Mia Vučković
- Mitja Dragan
- Neli Jerot
- Nika S.
- Nina Sodnik
- Stela Sofia
The EMA 2022 will have two semi-finals and a final. Eight renowned musicians and two EMA FRE artists will battle in each semi-final to reach the final. Three finalists will be chosen by public vote, and three more will be chosen by a jury.
The final will be decided by five five-member juries (50%) and public vote (50%) to determine which of the 12 finalists will represent Slovenia in Turin.
The performers competing in EMA 2022 and EMA FRE will be revealed no later than December 20.
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