Slovenia: Meet “EMA 2022” Established Artists – Slovenian Selection For Eurovision 2022

Slovenian broadcaster RTLSO has published the established artists that will participate at EMA 2022.
These 16 established artists will compete on 6 spots in the final.
They will compete in “EMA 2022 semi-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 final, they will be joined by 4 finalists in “EMA Freš 2022“.
Their song will be revealed in the semi-final on “EMA 2022“.

Let’s meet the artists:

#1. Eva Moškon – Kliki (Eng: Clicks)
Song writers: Nermin Puškar, Srečko Meolic

Eva participated at EMA 2007 with the song ”Ljubim se”, and was eliminated in the semi-finals.

Nermin Puškar (one of the song-writers) was a backing vocalist for Bosnian and Herzevgonian entry in 2011.

#2. Manouche – Si same? (Are You Alone?)
Song writer: Rober Pikl

Manouche is an electro-swing band from Ljubljana, Slovenia. The band consists of Robi Pikl, Marco Grabber, Krešimir Tomec, Petra Trobec, and Luka Ipavec.

#3. Klara Jazbec – Chasing Dreams
Song writers: Ed Fisher, Klara Jazbec, Ani Cordero

Klara Jazbec participated in “EMA 2020″ with the song ”Stop the World”, where she came in 7th place.

#4. Bowrain & Brina – It’s Time
Song writers: Tine Grgurevič, Gregor Kosi

Behind the music is Tine Grgurevič Aka Bowrain and the vocalist is Brina Vogelnik.
Brina is a Slovenian vocalist that focuses on ethno folk music. She is the lead vocalist of the band ”Brina”.

#5. BQL – Maj (Eng:May)
Song writers: Anej Piletič, Raay, Marjetka Vovk)

BQL consists of the brothers of Anej Piletič and Rok Piletič. Eurovision fans recognize them from previous attempts to represent the nation in 2017 with the song ‘‘Heart of Gold” where they came 2nd place. In 2018 they tried to represent the nation with the song ”Ptica” where they again came 2nd place.

One of their songwriters in Raay, one half of the duo Maraaya who represented Slovenia at Eurovision 2015:

#6. Zala Smolnikar – V ogledalu (Eng: In the mirror)
Song writer: Zala Smolnikar

Zala Smolnikar is a young Slovenian pop singer.
In 2017, she participated in the Slovenian music festival “Popevka 2017

#7. Gušti feat. Leyre – Nova Romantika Eng: (New Romance)
Song writer: Miha Guštin – Gušti

Miha Guštin is a Slovenian composer, song-writer and guitarist. He namely writes pop sock songs.
Leyre is a young Slovenian R&B soul singer.

You can listen to one of her songs

#8. Vedran Ljubenko – H2O dieta
Song writers: Vedran Ljubenko, Jakov Zadro, Vedran Ljubenko


5 years ago, Vedran Ljubenko was one of the finalists in “The Voice of Croatia”.
In 2020, the pop-rock singer released his debut album.
You can listen to one of his songs:

#9.Anabel – Tendency
Song writer: Anabel (Ana Teržan)

Anabel is a young Slovenian Indie-singer.
You can listen to one of her singles:


She’s a Eurovision fan who has covered several Slovenian Eurovision entries:

2002, 2018, 2012 + 2008 , 2003, 2015, 2017 ,1995 + 2016 and more

#10. Batista Cadillac – Mim pravil (Eng: mim rules)
Song writers: Urban Lutman, Matija Koritnik, Martin Štibernik, Tadej Košir, Benjamin Krnetič

Batista Cadillac is a Slovenian music group who initially was composed of 2 members (Urban Lutman and Matija Koritnik), but currently is expanded to 8 members.
The band has released 6 albums so far.
Their genre can be described as Latin American combined with soul, funk and neo-blues.
You can listen to one of their songs:

#11. Jonatan Haller – Obzorje (Eng: Horizion)
Song writers: Jonatan Haller, Satja Medvešek, Jernej Drnovšek, Miha Rednak

Jonatan is a young singer – songwriter.
He has roots in Slovenia, Portugal and Brazil and is currently based in Lisbon.

You can listen to one of his songs:

#12.Le Serpentine – Tud teb se lahk zgodi (Eng: It can happen to you as well)
Song Writer: Žiga Jokić

Le Serpentine is a Slovenian rock band.
The members are: Tjaša Teropšič  (vocalist),  Žiga Zigazi Jokić (vocalist and guitarist), Grga Jokić (bass guitar), Anže Kern (drums) and Matej Naglič (keyboards).
So far, they have released 3 albums.
Here is one of their songs:

#13.  Mia Guček – Independiente (From Spanish: Independent)
Song writers: Mia Guček, Octavian Rasinariu, Patrick Jamnik

Mia Guček is a Slovenian – German young pop singer.
She was born in the city Koper, medium-sized town in the Slovenian Adriatic.
In 2018, she reached the semi-finals in “Deutschland sucht den Superstar“.
She is working on her debut album.
You can listen to one of her songs:

#14. David Amaro – Še vedno si lepa (Eng: You are still beautiful)
Song writers: Goran Šarac, Rok Lunaček


Pop singer David Amaro is one of the rising stars in Slovenia.
He started his career by uploading covers to YouTube.
Since 2020, he has released several original singles.
You can listen to one of his songs:

#15.July Jones – Girls Can Do Anything
Song writer: July Jones

July Jones is a queer singer.
She is an artist with an instantly distinctive look and a unique point of view. Her edgy electro-pop songs combine razor-sharp hooks with forward-thinking production choices and filter-free lyrics about relationships, queerness, and mental health.
She is one of the leading voices of the LGBTQ community in the Slovenian music industry.

You can listen to one of her songs:


#16. Hauptman – Sledim (Eng: I’m Following)
Song writers: Žan Hauptman, Vid Turica

Žan Hauptman is a Slovenian jazz, alternative R&B, pop and rock singer.
In 2021, he released his debut album.

You can listen to one of his songs:

Doron Lahav is 28 years old guy who lives in Israel. Doron watches Eurovision Song Contest since early 2000s. Doron works as a Data Scientist and also shows interest in singing and writing.

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