SLOVENIA – EMA 2019 will be the 23rd edition of the Slovenian national final format Evrovizijska Melodija (EMA). The competition will use by RTV Slovenija to select Slovenia’s entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2019.
Ten songs competed in a televised show where the winner was selected over two rounds of voting. In the first round, a jury panel selected two finalists out of the ten competing songs to proceed to a superfinal. Each member of the expert jury assigned a score of 1 (lowest score) to 5 (highest score) to each song with the top two being determined by the songs that receive the highest overall scores when the jury votes are combined.
Ties were broken by giving priority to the song(s) that achieved a higher number of top scores (5), which would be followed by each juror indicating their preferred song should a tie still have persisted. In the superfinal, public televoting exclusively determined the winner. In case of technical problems with the televote, the jury would have voted to determine the winner in a similar process as in the first round of the competition.
Artists and composers were able to submit their entries to the broadcaster between 9 November 2018 and 14 December 2018. 103 entries were received by the broadcaster during the submission period. An expert committee selected ten artists and songs for the competition from the received submissions. The competing artists were announced on 27 December 2018. Among the competing artists, Ula Ložar represented Slovenia in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2014.