Running order, dates and hosts of EMA 2022 revealed!

According to RTVSLO, EMA 2022 will take place on 5th, 12th and 19th February at 8 PM, on TV SLO 1. Two semi-finals will be followed by the Grand Final, in which we will get Slovenian representative at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest 2022. The final evening of EMA Freš, which will take place on Friday, January 28th will receive four winners, which will compete in the EMA 2022, in order to become Slovenian representative at the Eurovision 2022.

The first Semi-Final will take place on Saturday, February 5th. Eight established musicians and two qualifiers from Ema FREŠ will perform in the following order:

  1. July Jones – Girls can do anything
  2. David Amaro – Še vedno si lepa
  3. Le Serpentine – Tud teb se lahk zgodi
  4. Bowrain & Brina – Čas je
  5. EMA Freš qualifier (1)
  6. EMA Freš qualifier (2)
  7. Jonatan Haller – Obzorje
  8. Batista Cadillac – Mim pravil
  9. Zala Smolnikar – V ogledalu
  10. Manouche – Si sama?

One week later, on February 12th, at 8 PM, you will be able to watch the second semi-final, and hear 10 new songs, which the performers will present in the following order:

  1. Mia Guček – Independiente
  2. Gušti feat. Leyre – Nova romantika
  3. Klara Jazbec – Vse kar imam
  4. Vedran Ljubenko – H20 Dieta
  5. EMA Freš qualifier (3)
  6. EMA Freš qualifier (4)
  7. Anabel – Tendency
  8. BQL – Maj
  9. Hauptman – Sledim
  10. Eva Moškon – Kliki

Six songs from each semi-final will qualify to the final evening (three by televoting and three by professional jury). The snippets of the competing entries will be released on 20th and 21st of January at 19.30. In the final evening, which will take place on Saturday, 19 February, at 8 pm on TV SLO 1, 12 songs will be presented. The winning song will be selected on the basis of a televoting and a vote of five juries in a 50-50 ratio.

Melani Mekicar and Bojan Cvjetićanin will take you through two pre-selections and the grand final. Melani stated:

It is an infinite honor for me and Bojan to be entrusted with the hosting of such a large and important festival as EMA 2022 is. There’s not a year that I haven’t watched the Eurovision Song Contest, so this is a really special moment for me. This year, I think EMA is very special one, because there will be a lot of young, fresh musicians, but they also take the performances very seriously. That is why I think there will be a special youthful energy in the air this year, to which I hope that Bojan and I will also contribute. I can’t wait to take all the spectators through three competitive but relaxed evenings of great shows and new music.

Bojan added:

EMA and Eurovision Song Contest have always been one mini holiday for me, and at a time, when we are surrounded by bad news and negative energy prevails, we urgently need a good dose of fun. I hope that viewers will be able to sit in front of TV screens and enjoy music.

Ana Soklič won EMA 2020 with Voda, but the contest was cancelled due to the global spread of covid-19. She was internally selected again next year, with a song ‘Amen’, when she didn’t qualify for the Grand Final of the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest.

You can let us know which are your four favorites in EMA Freš by voting in our poll here:

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