Ema 2018

One of this webmaster's favourite national finals, EMA, has come round again and RTVSLO has given the world a list of songs and singers to make the old fans cry, and the new fans go "who?"

Sixteen hardy souls have made it through a tough selection procedure of being played to a jury of music professionals -  including Maja Keuc - and without further ado, here are the sixteen names:

Gregor RavnikZdaj je cas
KiNG FOOZive sanje
Lara KadisZdaj sem tu
Lea SirkCirque
ManuEllaDan potem
Marina MartenssonBlizu
Nika ZorjanUspavanka
Nuska DrasckNe zapusti me zdaj
ORTERTisoc let
ProperUkraden cvet
Tanja RibicLjudje

Eagle-eyed readers will notice some old names among the crop. Tanja Ribic from 1997 who finished tenth (yes probably before you were born but hey, history) is putting herself forward, along with ManuElla whose ode to the colourblind (Red and Blue) didn't get to the final in Stockholm.

There will be just one semi final this time around - some time in the middle of February 2018.  A final will follow a week later. The dates are expected in late January. What we do already know is that there will be six juries: Singers, Composers. OGAE Slovenia, Radio, TV and an "international" panel, plus a 50% Televote.