2017 national selections

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In this section you will find information relating to the respective selections of the 43 countries participating in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest. The 62nd edition of the competition will take place in the capital of Ukraine, Kyiv, on 9th, 11th and 13th May.

Check out our calendar for all national selection dates and live streaming links.

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Slovenia

The second semi-final of the Slovenian national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest, EMA 2017, took take place this evening and saw the following acts qualify to the final:

  • Nuša Drašček - Flower in the Snow
  • Raiven - Zažarim
  • Tim Kores - Open Fire
  • BQL - Heart of Gold

The final takes place next Friday, 24th February. You can watch the show on the website of broadcaster RTVSLO at 19:55 CET.

Slovenia

The second semi-final of EMA 2017 takes place tonight. You can watch the show on the website of broadcaster RTVSLO at 20:00 CET.

The eight participating artists are:

  • Clemens - Tok ti sede
  • Raiven - Zažarim
  • Kataya & Duncan Kamakana - Are You There
  • BQL - Heart of Gold
  • Ina Shai - Colour Me
  • United Pandaz & Arsello feat. Alex - Heart to Heart
  • Tim Kores - Open Fire
  • Nuša Drašček - Flower in the Snow

Four acts will qualify for the final which will take place on Saturday 24th February.

Slovenia

The first semi-final of the Slovenian national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest, EMA 2017, took take place this evening and saw the following acts qualify to the final:

  • KiNG FOO – Wild Ride
  • Nika Zorjan – Fse
  • Sell Out – Ni panike
  • Omar Naber – On My Way

ManuElla who represented Slovenia in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2016 performed during the show. 

The second semi-final takes place tomorrow evening, 18th February. You can watch the show on the website of broadcaster RTVSLO at 20:00 CET.

Slovenia

The first semi-final of the Slovenian national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest, EMA 2017, will take place this Friday (17th February) and will feature the following acts: 

  • 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

The top two acts will progress to the final with the remaining two to be decided by the professional jury. 

Omar Naber represented Slovenia in the 2005 Eurovision Song Contest.  

Slovenia

EMA 2017 participants announced 

Slovenian broadcaster RTVSLO has revealed the names of the acts competing for the right to represent Slovenia in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest. 

After seven years, the EMA selection contest, the Slovenian national selection for Eurovision, returns to Ljubljana's Gospodarsko Razstavišče Exhibiton and Conference Centre. All three events will be broadcast live: two preliminary contests on 17th and 18th February 2017, with the final event on Friday 24th February. The Slovenian representative at the Eurovision 2017 contest will be chosen by an expert jury and by the spectators and listeners.

The artists (in alphabetical order)

1st preliminary contest

Amaya (Maja Keuc)

King Foo

Lea Sirk

Nika Zorjan

Omar Naber

Sell Out

Tosca Beat

Zala

2nd preliminary contest

Alya

BQL

Ina Shai

Kataya & Duncan Kamakana

Nuša Drašček

Raiven

Tim Kores Kori

United Pandaz & Arsello feat. Alex Volasko

Maja Keuc and Omar Naber represented Slovenia in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2011 and 2005 respectively.

About the show

The expert selection jury consists of four members: ManuElla, singer, music author, and this year's Slovenian representative at the Eurovision Song contest; Boštjan Grabnar, musician, music author, and music producer, Jernej Vene, music editor at Val 202, and Aleksander Radić, the EMA – Eurovision Song 2017 project editor. 

At each of the two preliminary rounds, eight songs will be performed. Four songs will qualify for the finals: the two best placed with televoters and the two judged the best by the expert jury. In the final round the best eight songs will be performed.

The winner will be decided by the 6 regional expert juries and televoting. 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12 points will be given to the best six songs by each of the juries, and 12, 24, 36, 48, 60 and 72 points will be given to six best songs according to the televote. The ratio between the televote and the juries is 50/50.

Tickets go on sale on 12th December. For more information visit the official website and follow the official social media networks on Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat (emaevrovizija).

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