Yesterday, Slovenian Public Television (RTVSLO) announced the names of candidates to participate in the EMA 2020, through which the winner will represent the country at the Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam next May.
The list includes a former Slovenian representative at Eurovision, among nine others hoping to impress the public and jury at the EMA 2020 final on 22 February 2020.
Tinkara Kovač, who represented Slovenia in 2014 in Copenhagen, Denmark, will try to get back on the Eurovision stage in 2020. In her previous participation, she finished 25th with the song “Round And Round”. This time she will sing “Forever”.
The other nine contestants are:
-Ana Soklič – Voda
-Božidar Wolfand Wolf – Maybe Someday
-Gaja Prestor – Vjamem vase
-Imset – Femme Fatale
-Inmate –The Salt
-Clara Jazbec – Stop the World
-Lina Kuduzović – Man Like U
-Manca Berlec – Večnost
-Simon Vadnjal – Started sam
Lina Kuduzović was Slovenia’s last representative at Junior Eurovision 2015, finishing third, with the song “Prva Ljubezen”.
Two more new artists will be added to the ten acclaimed artists from the EMA FREŠ competition on January 18th.
Slovenia At the Eurovision Song Contest
This will be Slovenia’s 26th entry in the Eurovision Song Contest. It made its debut in 1993 with the 1X Band and the song “Tih deževen dan” finished in 22nd place. After losing its maiden entry, Slovenia returned in 1995 to win the best position to date, when Darja Švajger took 7th place with the song “Prisluhni mi”. Nuša Derenda placed seventh in 2001 with “Energy”.
Since 2004, when the semifinal system started, Slovenia has been difficult to qualify for the final, losing ten times!
Last year Zala Kralj & Gašper Šantl finished 15th with atmospheric “Sebi”.
Below, remember Tinkara’s previous appearance at Eurovision 2014: