Slovenia: ManuElla returns to EMA in 2018

Broadcaster RTVSLO has announced the 16 participating artists in EMA 2018, the Slovenian preselection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2018. ManuElla and Tanja Ribic return to the stage to represent Slovenia again.

ManuElla took part in 2016 with her song ‘Blue and Red’, however failed to qualify from the semi finals. Another familiar name in the line-up is BQL, who took part in EMA 2017 as well with their song ‘Heart of gold’, which turned out to become a fan-favourite.

Tanja Ribic is another former Eurovision participant, though it was a long time ago. She represented Slovenia in 1997 with the song ‘Zbudi Se’.

The pre-selection and final selection take place in February 2018. Sixteen songs will take part but only eight of them will qualify for the final evening. Four of these finalists will be chosen by a public vote, and four will be picked by a professional jury. Afterwards, in the final, a public vote will decide who will be the Slovenian representative at the 63rd Eurovision Song Contest.

The 16 acts in EMA 2018:

  • Anabel
  • BQL
  • Gregor Ravnik
  • Ina Shai
  • Indigo
  • King Foo
  • Lara Kadis
  • Lea Sirk
  • ManuElla
  • Marina Martensson
  • Mila
  • Nika Zorjan
  • Nuska Drascek
  • Orter
  • Proper
  • Tanja Ribic