RTVSLO, the broadcaster responsible the selection for Slovenia’s Eurovision entry, has announced some changes to their selection process for 2019.
The broadcaster will continue with their selection show EMA in 2019, but the show will be more streamlined than in the past few years. They have decided to get rid of the two semi final shows, giving greater focus to the final. Ten artists will compete in the grand final in February next year. From these ten a jury made up of industry professional will select two acts to perform again in the super final. These two acts will then go head to head with the winner being decided by public vote.
The ten acts competing in this year’s EMA have not been revealed as of yet, as the deadline for submission for songs is still opened until 14 December. It is therefore expected that the broadcaster will make further announcements in the new year.
Having failed to qualify in Manuella in 2016 and again with Omar Naber in 2017, Slovenia turned their Eurovision fortunes around this year with Lea Sirk’s ‘Hvala Ne’ making through to the final and placing 22nd. They’ll be hoping that their 2019 entry can improve on this.