After confirming their participation in Eurovision 2021, as well as the return of EMA back in September, the Slovenian broadcaster have now announced that submissions have opened for next years edition of EMA and EMA Freš.
EMA Freš is back for a second year
EMA Freš will be returning for a second year, having made its debut in 2020. Singers and performers who are under 30 years old, and who have released no more than three songs, are invited to apply to participate.
A total of 24 songs will be chosen to take part in the online pre-selection for EMA. Voting will be open for four weeks, after which 14 songs will advance to the next round. These 14 acts will perform in two televised shows in January, where they will be competing for one of four places set aside for newcomers in EMA.
Three shows for EMA 2022
EMA 2022 will comprise of three shows in total – two semi finals and one grand final. In each of the two semi finals, eight established acts plus two winners from EMA Freš will compete. A mix of jury vote and televote will decide six acts from each semi final to advance to the final.
The grand final of EMA 2022 will see 12 acts competing to be crowned the winner and Slovenia’s Eurovision 2022 representative. The winner will be decided by 50% televote and 50% jury vote, made up of five five-person juries.
Ana Soklič was Slovenia’s Eurovision representative in Eurovision 2020 and 2021. In 2020, she won EMA with “Voda”. Due to the cancellation of Eurovision 2020, she was brought back by the broadcaster for Eurovision 2021. A special EMA, which celebrated Slovenia’s 60th Eurovision anniversary, was organised for Ana who presented her song “Amen”.
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