EMA 2017 kicks off today with the first out of three shows aimed to select the Slovenian act for the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. 16 acts will compete at this year’s national selection which comes in a renewed format featuring two semi-finals.
You can find the running order for today’s show and listen to snippets below:
- KiNG FOO – Wild ride
- Nika Zorjan – FSE
- Tosca Beat – Free world
- Lea Sirk – Freedom
- Sell Out – Ni panike
- Zala Đurić Ribič – Lalalatino
- Alya – Halo
- Omar Naber – On my way
Each semi-final will see 8 acts competing with only 4 of them qualifying for the final; 2 qualifiers will be determined by a professional jury panel, while the other 2 will be up to the audience’s choice. At the national final, set to take place on February 24, the winner of EMA will be decided by a 50/50 mix of public televote and 6 regional jury panels.
Check a few pictures of the rehearsals for Semi-Final 1 below:
You can watch the first semi-final of EMA 2017, hosted by Tina Gorenjak, Maja Martina Merljak, Tanja Kocman and Mario Galunič, at 20:00 CET by clicking here.