As promised, RTV SLO has revealed the names of the sixteen participants of the Slovenian upcoming national selection, EMA 2017.
First semifinal will be held on 17th of February and there will perform:
- Amaya (2011 representative)
- King FOO (acoustic-funky band)
- Lea Sirk (EMA 2009 and 2010 participant)
- Nika Zorjan (EMA 2012, backing vocalist in 2014 and 2015)
- Omar Naber (2005 representative, multiple EMA performances)
- Sell out (Ska-punk-reggae band)
- TOSCA BEAT (girl trio opera-electro group)
- Zala Đurić Ribič (daugther of Tanja Ribič – 1997 representative)
Second semifinal is scheduled for the next day, February 18th, and the eight acts are:
- Alya (six EMA performances)
- BQL (brothers duo, currently one of the most popular acts in Slovenia)
- INA SHAI (London based pop-soul singer)
- Kataya & Duncan Kamakana (Kataya is a singer and actress, participated in YFSF. Duncan is from Hawaii and he participated in The Voice US)
- Nuška Drašček (EMA 2006 and 2009)
- Raiven (EMA 2016 runner up)
- Tim Kores Kori (X Factor 3rd place, EMA 2015)
- United Pandaz & ARSELLO ft. Alex Volasko (Arsello is a popular DJ, Alex wrote couple of songs that participated in EMA and Mini Ema
The Grand Final of EMA 2017 will be held on February 24th.
Just to remind you, 4 songs will qualify from each semi, two selected by the televote, two by jury.
The winner and next Slovenian representative will be decided by 50-50 vote by jury and televote.
Looking at these names, who is your favorite?
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