The final of EMA FREŠ will take place on January 18, as ten artists compete for a place in the final of EMA 2020.
RTVSLO has announced that the televised final of EMA FREŠ will take place on January 18. For the first time each of the ten acts will be performing there songs in full, with two being selected to go onto EMA 2020. The ten finalists are:
- Marmoris – Moj pristan
- Astrid in Avantgarden – Sing To Me
- Klarity – Diham
- Lana Hrvatin – Dream
- Parvani Violet – Cupid
- Pia Nina – Tukaj in zdaj
- Saška – Še kar lovim tvoj nasmeh
- Stella – Ne vem, če sem v redu
- Alfirev – Črno bela lika
- Younite – The Cure
The final will see two acts qualify for EMA 2020. One act will be chosen by public televote, with a second selected by a three member jury. They will join the acts already announced as taking part in EMA 2020:
- Ana Soklič – “Voda” (Water)
- Božidar Wolfand Wolf – “Maybe Someday”
- Gaja Prestor – “Verjamem vase” (I believe in myself)
- Imset – “Femme Fatale”
- Inmate – “The Salt”
- Klara Jazbec – “Stop the World”
- Lina Kuduzović – “Man Like U”
- Manca Berlec – “Večnost” (Eternity)
- Simon Vadnjal – “Nisi sam” (You are not alone)
- Tinkara Kovač – “Forever”
EMA 2020 will take place on February 22 in RTVSLO Studio 1 in Ljubljana. A three-member jury will select to two acts to advance to the superfinal. Public voting will then decide which of the two superfinalists will represent Slovenia 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.