RTVSLO, the Slovenian national broadcaster, has revealed the duels for EMA FREŠ, which will begin next Monday.
The duels for EMA FREŠ are as follows:
Monday November 4
- Stella – Ne vem, če sem v redu
- Pia Nina – Tukaj in zdaj
Tuesday November 5
- Soulution – Eno
- Younite – The Cure
Wedensday November 6
- Astrid in Avantgarden – Sing To Me
- Martina – Pleši
Monday November 11
- Klarity – Diham
- Tilen Lotrič – Jaz in ti
Tuesday November 12
- Marko Škof – Hočem da je vse kot prej
- Petra Ceglar – Srce naglas
Wednesday November 13
- Parvani Violet – Cupid
- Sara Petešič – Sanjaj / Dream
Monday November 18
- Saška – Še kar lovim tvoj nasmeh
- Ljudmila Frelih – Vztrajaj, ker je vredno
Tuesday November 19
- Alfirev – Črno bela lika
- Nuša Pliberšek – Življenje je čarovnija
Wednesday November 20
- Marmoris – Moj pristan
- Lana Hrvatin – Dream
The public will pick a winner from each daily duel who will qualify for Friday’s round, where the winner of the week will be selected. The jury will also select a second winner every week.
Six artists will qualify for the finals of EMA Freš in the first three weeks. Of the 12 acts who didn’t originally qualify for the finals, four of them will be selected through the “happy losers” online competition in the following two weeks to advance to the final.
10 artists of EMA FREŠ will compete for a place in EMA 2020. One act chosen by the public, and one act chosen by a professional jury will become the first two finalists of EMA 2020. They will compete against established artists, who have until November 18 to submit their songs, for the chance to represent Slovenia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 in Rotterdam.
Slovenia were represented by Zala Kralj and Gašper Šantl at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. They performed “Sebi” and qualified for the Grand Final, where they went on to finish 15th with 105 points.
Slovenia in the Eurovision Song Contest
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.