Participants of EMA 2016 revealed in Slovenia!
The ten participants of Slovenia’s Eurovision Song Contest selection show, EMA, have been revealed today by Slovenian broadcaster RTVSLO.
The participants were selected for the show by a professional jury from a pool of 61.
The 10 EMA 2016 participants
- Anja Baš
- Anja Kotar
- D Base
- Nuša Derenda
- SAN Di EGO
- Sebastijan Lukovnjak
- Žan Serčič
Nuša is back
A familiar name to Eurovision fans is among the 10 announced candidates. Nuša Derenda represented Slovenia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2001 in Copenhagen, when she sang her powerful “Energy.” She placed seventh, to date Slovenia’s most successful attempt, tied with their 1995 entry. Nuša last participated in EMA in 2010.
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Like the previous two years, EMA 2016 will consist of two rounds of voting. The jury will have full control of picking two acts from the show in the first round, who will proceed to a super final. Here, it will be fully up to the public to decide who will represent Slovenia in Stockholm.
EMA 2016 will air live on February 27.
Last year, Maraaya represented Slovenia with the song “Here For You,” being one of the favorites to win. After opening the Grand Final, they ultimately ended up in 14th place.
Photo: Nuša Derenda / RTVSLO