• Tim Everingham

Slovenia: EMA 2022 Final preview



For two weekends now 'EMA 2022' has been showcasing brilliant modern music from Slovenia. The Final show has now arrived and Slovenia will select its Eurovision entry for 2022.


The show will once again be hosted by Melani Mekicar and Bojan Cvjetićanin, shown above.


20 acts performed over the last two weeks for a coveted spot in the Final. We now have 12 acts for Slovenia to choose from to go forth to Turin in May.


This is the running order of the 12 songs in the final:

  1. Anabel - 'Tendency'

  2. Stela Sofia - 'Tu in zdaj'

  3. Manouche - 'Si sama?'

  4. Leye Leanne - 'Naked'

  5. BQL - 'Maj'

  6. Gušti feat. Leyre - 'Nova romantika'

  7. July Jones - 'Girls Can Do Anything

  8. David Amaro - 'Še vedno si lepa'

  9. LPS - 'Disko'

  10. Hauptman - 'Sledim'

  11. Luma - 'All In'

  12. Batista Cadillac - 'Mim pravill'

The result will be decided with 50% of the vote coming from six juries and the other 50% coming from a public vote. The six juries consist of members of OGAE Slovenia, songwriters, radio personalities, music performers, television personalities and international artists.


Some of the acts to look out for include:


BQL - 'Maj'


BQL have previously participated in EMA in 2017 and 2018. On both occasions, they've managed to make the final and came first in the public vote and also finished runner up. Their qualifying performance has generated the most views from all the competing acts on YouTube. BQL have gone for a more traditional ballad style than their usual pop style.



Luma - 'All In'


One of the four qualifiers from 'EMA Freš', Luma consists of a duo of Lucija Harum and Martin Vogrin. They have been receiving positive feedback online from their performance and have even been compared to zalagasper who represented Slovenia at Eurovision 2019. This indie pop performance is thought to be in the ideal spot in the running order on Saturday night.



July Jones - 'Girls Can Do Anything'


British-Slovene artist July Jones is having a major impact this year. One of the few songs in English this year, Jones' feminine anthem has also been discussed as a potential winner due to its similarity to Gwen Stefani's vocals.



How to watch


The 'EMA 2022' Final will begin at 20:20 CET on Saturday February 19. Australians can watch at 06:20 AEDT on Sunday February 20. You can watch it here.


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