The Slovenia broadcaster, RTV Slovenia, has opened up its submission period for entries to be sent for its Eurovision selection show, EMA.
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This time around the semi final stage will not be happening and up to 10 selected songs will go straight to a live final. In the final (date to be announced) the top two songs scored by a three member jury will progress to a ‘superfinal’ where a televote will determine the winner.
In addition both the rules of the contest and a call for submissions have been published on the RTV website. The submission period will close at midnight on 14th December with the selected songs published no later than 28th December.
Some of the main criteria that an entry must conform to are:
- Songs must be 3 minutes or less in length
- The lead performer must be a Slovenian citizen
- Backing vocalists can be from any nationality
- The song must be submitted in mp3 format
- Songs can be in any language
The submitter must also provide a photograph of the competing artist/s and a statement highlighting the background and experience of the artist/s.
The winner will be the successor to the EMA 2018 winner Lea Sirk, who took Slovenia back the Grand Final and a 22nd place finish with ‘Hvala, ne!’. Relive her winning EMA performance here:
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