RTVSLO will select their participant for the 2016 edition of Eurovision Young Musicians on January 28th.
Slovenia held the semi finals of their selection last week with a total of 20 young musicians whittled down to the final 8. The 8 finalists were selected by a jury made up of Živa Ploj Peršuh, Mate Bekavac and Tomaž Lorenz. The finalists and their instruments are as follows:
- Izaka Hudnika (Cello)
- Vilija Korošca (Accordion)
- Luka Miteva (Bassoon)
- Andreja Omejca (Saxophone)
- Nikola Pajanovića (Violin)
- Bilko Peršič (Harp)
- Doroteo Senica (Flute)
- Zalo Vidic (Cello)
The selection itself will not be broadcast until later this year in Spring by RTVSLO. Danica Dolinar who is in charge of the selection process in Slovenia said that:
The national selection and participation in the Eurovision contest reflects the importance that the public broadcaster is devoting to promoting and supporting the arts and especially young musicians.