Stella and Younite have been announced as the finalists from the first week of duels in EMA FREŠ.
Following three days of duels, and a final day of voting on Friday, the first two finalists in EMA FREŠ have been selected. The three acts who won their respective duels and made it through to the weekly final were:
- Stella – Ne vem, če sem v redu
- Younite – The Cure
- Martina – Pleši
In the end Stella, who won duel one, and Younite who won the second duel, were announced as the finalists from this weeks EMA FREŠ duels.
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 finals 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 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.