EMA, the Slovenian contest for the Eurovision song, is approaching, and the national broadcaster has released audio clips of the twelve songs that will compete for a ticket to Rotterdam, where Eurovision 2020 will take place in May of this year.
On February 22, a three-member panel of experts will select two super finalists, and the winner will then be decided by the public via a telephone vote. Slovenia will perform in the first semi-final on May 12, and if it qualifies for the final again on May 16.
As suggested by the audio clips, six songs are sung in English, six in Slovenian, and none of them stands out much, even the melodic rockers could easily swap their guitars with violins. Hopefully the stage visuals will bring some life to the show otherwise we might need another F-bomb dropping host (Lea Sirk last year, shocked at the win by Zala in Gašper) or a banana peel on the stage to keep us awake till the end.