Slovenian national broadcaster RTV SLO has published the following video, suggesting the country will once again use “EMA” as a national selection:
Moreover, the first phase of the contest “EMA FREŠ” will take place.
The first time “EMA FREŠ” was aired was in 2020.
Slovenian selection for Eurovision 2022 will include 2 different categories: “EMA FREŠ 2022” for newcomers and “EMA 2022” for established artists
- Selected songs from the category of newcomers are pre-mutually competing in the online pre-competition “EMA FREŠ 2022“.
- 4 artists will qualify from the newcomers competition for the general selection of “EMA 2022“.
- The national selection will include 3 shows this year: 2 pre-selections and a final selection
- Artists between the ages of 16 and 30 who have released up to 3 songs so far can apply for “EMA FREŠ 2022“.
- Main performers or at least half of the main performers in the multi-performance ensembles of the submitted song must have permanent or temporary residence in Slovenia
- There are no restrictions on the nationality of backing vocalists.
- Submitted songs will not be included in other national selections.
- You can submit your songs here
- Submission window for “EMA 2022” and “EMA FREŠ 2022” will close on the 23rd of November 2021.
- The winning song in the final selection “EMA 2022” will be selected by 5 juries and the public on the basis of voting via landlines and mobile phones.
- The expert jury will be composed of: singers, songwriters, members of Slovenian radio, members of Slovenian Television and members of OGAE Slovenia
- Performers, authors of music, lyrics, arrangements, music producers who performed in the finals of the Song
- Eurovision and / or ranked in the top ten before the start of the semi-finals,
- performers, authors of music, lyrics, arrangements, music producers, in the last 10 years
- Winners of music festivals and recipients of music awards in Slovenia and abroad
About “EMA FREŠ 2022“
- In the first round, each member of the expert commission on the basis of artistic, aesthetic and production criteria, song innovation and recording quality.
- It will end with the expert jury classifying the songs in 3 different classes.
- At the end of this round, jury experts will rank their top 24 entries. The given scores will determine the duals of “EMA FREŠ 2022” .
- 3 weeks in a row, every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, RTV SLO will publish pairs of songs that will compete in a dual. The winning song for each dual will qualify for the final.
- At the end of each week, the 4 week’s winners will face another vote: The public voters and jury will vote for their favorites. The top 3 will qualify for the final of “EMA FREŠ 2022“.
- Out of the remaining 15 songs that didn’t qualify directly, the public will pick their top 5.
- Therefore, 14 ( 5 wildcards and 9 week’s winners) songs will participate in the semi- finals of the new corner category – “EMA FREŠ 2022“.
- “EMA FREŠ 2022” will include 2 semi- finals. On each one of them, 7 newcomers will compete for 2 spots in “EMA FREŠ 2022 grand final.
- The results of “EMA FREŠ 2022” semi-finals will be dedcided by 50% public vote and 50% jury vote.
- These 4 winners of “EMA FREŠ 2022” semi-finals, will join the grand final of “EMA 2022“
About “EMA 2022”
- A total of 20 songs will compete in “EMA 2022“. 4 of them are “EMA FREŠ 2022” qualifiers.
- This year, “EMA 2022” will include a semi-final as well.
- 16 established artists will compete on 6 spots in the final. The top 3 ranked by the jury panel and the top 3 ranked by the public votes will qualify for the final.
- In the grand final, 10 artists (6 established and 4 newcomers) will compete on the right to represent Slovenia.
- Each of the 5 jury members will grant 1-8, 10, 12 points to their top 10 favorite songs. Therefore, the jury panel will grant 290 points (5 sets of 1-8, 10, 12 points) in total.
- Public results will be converted into a system of 290 points in total: The top 10 songs will recieve: 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 50 and 60 points respectively.
- The winner of “EMA 2022” will be the one with the highest combined score.
For those who find the selection process a little bit complicated, here are full explanations woth graphs made by us:
First Rounds of “EMA FREŠ 2022”:
Advanced Rounds of “EMA FREŠ 2022”:
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