Tinkara Kovac returns to EMA in Slovenia

Tinkara Kovac will take part in the Slovenian preselection EMA in 2020. She previously represent Slovenia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2014, where she qualified for the final with the song ‘Round and round’.

This will be her fifth participation in the Slovenian national selection, having attempted to represent Slovenia in 1997, 1999 and 2001 before she won the selection in 2014.

Lina Kuduzovic, who took part on behalf of Slovenia at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2015, will try to make it to the big Eurovision stage in 2020.

Slovenian broadcaster RTVSLO have announced the ten artists to take part in the Slovenian national final, EMA. The winner of the selection will go on to represent Slovenia at Eurovision in 2020, which will be held in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

The full line-up is as follows:

Ana Soklič
Božidar Wolfand Wolf
Gaja Prestor
Klara Jazbec
Lina Kuduzović
Manca Berlec
Simon Vadnjal
Tinkara Kovač

Two more acts will join the line-up from the new format, EMA FREŠ which has taken place over the last two months. EMA FREŠ was a pre-selection format designed to highlight fresh talent, with the top two acts to receive a place in the EMA national final. This new selection features artists under the age of 26 who have not commercially released more than three copyrighted songs.

The main EMA selection will take place on the 22nd of February. During the show, a professional jury will select two super finalists who till perform again in a second round. From there, the public will be able to vote on the final two acts, with the winner to go on to represent Slovenia at Eurovision.