Slovenia: EMA Freš Final to Take Place on January 18th

Over the last few months, the new part to the Slovenian National Selection, EMA Freš, has been taking place, with the final to be broadcast on the 18th of January.

A total of 18 songs took part in EMA Freš, and two of those artists will continue through to the main EMA selection. This new addition to the EMA format is designed to give artists under the age of 26 who have not commercially released more than three copyrighted songs a platform to showcase their music.

There are now 10 artists remaining, and they will perform their songs in full for the first time at the final. The show will take place at 20:00 CET on RTVSLO1.

Here are the finalists:

  • Alfirev – Črno bela lika
  • Astrid in Avantgarden – Sing To Me
  • Klarity – Diham
  • Lana Hrvatin – Dream
  • Marmoris – Moj pristan
  • Parvani Violet – Cupid
  • Pia Nina – Tukaj in zdaj
  • Saška – Še kar lovim tvoj nasmeh
  • Stella – Ne vem, če sem v redu
  • Younite – The Cure

Listen to the snippets of the entries here:

The two winners of EMA Freš will go on to participate in the main EMA selection. Ten acts have already been announced for EMA:

  • Ana Soklič – Voda
  • Božidar Wolfand Wolf – Maybe
  • Gaja Prestor – Verjamem Vase
  • Imset – Femme Fatale
  • Inmate – The Salt
  • Klara Jazbec – Stop The World
  • Lina Kuduzović – Man Like U
  • Manca Berlec – Večnost
  • Simon Vadnjal – Nisi Sam
  • Tinkara Kovač – Forever