Slovenia’s national final show EMA 2017 will take place on Friday 24th February, and today the interval acts have been announced.
Final details of Slovenia’s Eurovision selection show EMA 2017 have been revealed today, including the interval acts. The show will take place on Friday 24th February, where 8 artists will battle for the victory and the grand prize of representing Slovenia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in Kyiv, Ukraine. These 8 artists are:
- Sell Out – “Ni Panike”
- Nuška Drašček – “Flower in the Snow”
- Tim Kores – “Open Fire”
- Nika Zorjan – “Fse”
- KiNG FOO – “Wild Ride”
- Omar Naber – “On My Way”
- BQL – “Heart of Gold”
- Raiven – “Zažarim”
Performing in the interval of the show are Jamala, Manuella and Tony Cetinski. Jamala represented Ukraine in Eurovision 2016 in Stockholm last year where she took the 1st place victory with 534 points with her song “1944”. Manuella represented Slovenia also in Eurovision 2016 with her song “Blue and Red”, but failed to qualify to the final. Tony Cetinski represented Croatia in the Eurovision Song Contest 1994 with his song “Nek ti bude ljubav sva”, where he placed 16th with 27 points.
The show will be hosted by Mario Galunič, Tina Gorenjak, Maja Martina Merljak and Tanja Kocman. The winner of EMA will be determined by 50% public televoting and 6 regional juries will make up the other 50% of the final vote.
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EMA has been used as Slovenia’s national selection process to choose its Eurovision representative, since their inaugural Eurovision participation in 1993. Since then, 19 series of the show have been aired on RTV SLO. The biggest EMA show took place in 2004 were 32 participants performed over 5 nights. In that year, Platin were the winners with “Stay Forever” who came 21st in the Eurovision semi-final in Istanbul, Turkey and hence failed to qualify for the grand final.
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Slovenia was one of three countries to join the Eurovision Song Contest in 1993. The country qualified through a specially organised selection round called “Kvalifikacija za Millstreet” which was hosted in Slovenia, seven countries competed for three spots in Eurovision 1993. The country has participated in 22 editions of the Eurovision Song Contest. Their best result came in 1995 when Darja Švajger finished 7th scoring a total of 84 points, she is closely followed by Nuša Derenda who finished 7th in the 2001 contest with 70 points.