Nika S. is the winner of the first duel of EMA Freš 2022 and will progress to this week’s final.
RTVSLO has announced that Nika S. is the first singer to go through to compete in this week’s final for EMA Freš 2022. Nika S. with her song “Počakaj me” beat the competition from Katja Kos with “Deadly flower”.
Three more duels will be held this week to pick four winners each week. They will go through to the weekly final on Saturday where voting will open for a second time. In the weekly final two acts will be selected by the public and one by a jury to go into the televised semi-final.
Katja Kos will get a second chance to make it through to the televised stages of EMA Freš 2022 later this month during the second chance round.
A total of fourteen acts will progress through to the second stage of EMA Freš. Two shows will be held in January with seven songs in each of the shows, one song will be chosen by the public and one by the jury to go through to the final of EMA 2022. The four EMA Freš finalists will join sixteen acts who will compete to represent Slovenia at Eurovision 2022.
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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.