SLOVENIA – This afternoon, the Slovenian public broadcaster disclosed, via social media, the rules of the EMA 2022, an event that will be utilized as the national final for Eurovision 2022, an event that will take place in Italy in May next year. As in the previous edition, the format will be split into two halves, although it has undergone one of the greatest modifications in its history.
The EMA Fres, a preliminary round focused on new talent that was created in 2020, increased the number of vacancies, with 24 of the 40 vacancies in the competition, while the remaining vacancies will be occupied by established artists, who will be chosen through the submission of themes for to RTVSLO.
From today, October 8th, until November 22nd, all interested parties will be able to submit their application to the Slovenian broadcaster, and an internal jury will choose the 24 songs that will compete for the EMA Fres, and the interpreters must have less than 30 years and a maximum of three singles released. The themes will be submitted to online voting, and the 14 most voted will earn qualifying for the first two galas, which take place in January. With 7 contestants in each of the galas, the jury and the televoting will each select their favourites, with 4 candidates attending the finals of the EMA.
Subsequently, RTVSLO will conduct two semi-finals with the 20 chosen (4 from the EMA Fres and 16 from the established artists), with the jury and the public choosing the 12 finalists for the competition. The Grand Final, which will take place in February, will include the same voting method, with the highest voted contender representing Slovenia in Eurovision 2022, in Turin.
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