Slovenia 2018: regional juries for EMA
SLOVENIA – The preliminary participation submission due, for all participating national broadcasters today. We already know that 32 of them confirmed their participation although the official announcement will include 40 of them. Among them Slovenian national broadcaster who also announced the terms and rules for the 2018 national selection.
EMA (Evrovizijska Melodija) will be once again the show through which the country will decide its entry and artist for the Lisbon Eurovision Song Contest edition. The change in the is the six Slovene regional juries gave out their votes as 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12 points, and televoting distributed 252 points between the finalists.
Slovenia made its debut at the 1993 contest after coming first the qualification round “Kvalifikacija za Millstreet”, which was actually hosted in Slovenia itself, and competing in every year since, with the exceptions of 1994 and 2000, after poor results prevented Slovenia from competing.
Slovenia had previously been represented at the contest as Yugoslavia between 1961 and 1991. Four of the 27 entries were from Slovene artists.
The Slovene national final to select their entry is EMA, broadcast, along with Eurovision, by Radiotelevizija Slovenija (RTV SLO).