Slovenian broadcaster RTVSLO has announced the 16 competitors who will contest their Eurovision selection show EMA for 2017.
In an announcement made today, the broadcaster revealed that a total of 16 artists will battle it out with eight competing in each of the two semi finals on 17th and 18th February with the Final to be held the following week on 24th February.
Among the competitors are some familiar faces who have competed in EMA before including last year’s runner up Raiven who narrowly lost out to ManuElla. Check out the full line up below!
Semi Final 1 (February 17th)
Zala Đurić Ribič
Semi Final 2 (February 18th)
Kataya & Duncan Kamakana
Tim Kores Kori
United Pandaz & ARSELLO feat. Alex Volasko
There is also going to be a shake up in the voting procedure with the introduction of regional juries which will be combined with the public televote to decide the winner. In the semi final rounds four of the eight songs will advance to the final. Two of these songs will be selected by the public televote, with the final two slots being chosen from the remaining six by the jury.
The final meanwhile will be decided by six regional juries (50%) and the public televote (50%).
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