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ESC Reporter | March 27, 2017

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Who will represent Slovenia? EMA 2017 contestants revealed

Who will represent Slovenia? EMA 2017 contestants revealed
Kevin Lee

Slovenian national broadcaster, RTV SLO, announced the 16 entrants that will compete to represent Slovenia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. The selection will take place over two semi-finals, followed by a final round. 

 

 

The Contestants

Semi-Final 1 (February 17) 

  • Amaya
  • King Foo
  • Lea Sirk
  • Nika Zorjan
  • Omar Naber
  • Sell Out
  • Tosca Beat
  • Zala Đurić Ribič

Semi-Final 2 (February 18) 

  • Alya
  • BQL
  • Ina Shai
  • Kataya & Duncan Kamakana 
  • Nuška Drašček
  • Raiven
  • Tim Kores Kori
  • United Pandaz & ARSELLO feat. Alex Volasko

 

Format Change

In a change to the contest, RTV SLO, has added two semi-final rounds. From each of those rounds, 2 contestants will advance via public tele vote, while 2 will advance via jury points. The final round will take place one week later on February 24th with 8 acts. 

 

Amayazing Return

The most notable name on the list of contestants for Eurovision fans should be Amaya. Back in 2011, she won the EMAs and represented Slovenia at Eurovision Song Contest as Maja Keuc placing 13th in the final. Now returning as Amaya, we are excited to see how she has grown as an artist since her first foray into the EMAs back in 2011. 

 

 

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