Expert in Slovenian EMA affairs Marco Mosca reports:
Many debuts this year at Ema. But if the international audience knows Omar Naber (ESC 2005) and Nina Pušlar (2nd place last year; Ogae Second Chance), the bands are very well known in Slovenia, above all among the young people. Tabu and LeeLooJamais, in particular, boasted many successes in the last few years, and no one imagined to see them at the festival. TV Slovenia really made a "sprememba scene (change of the scene)", as Kalamari and Ansambel Roka Žlindre said last year in the lyrics of Narodnozabavni rock.
The commentaries are all very positive about the amazing cast: Maja Keuc was second at Slovenia's Got Talent so she's got a huge popularity in this moment; April is a new singer also called the Slovenian Lady Gaga; Sylvain is a dance deejay; Rock Partyzani are a very famous band from the 1970's with variable members; Feliks Langus are a new band; TimeToTime are for sure among the favourites for the winning ticket, they are a little piece of the very famous chorus Perpetuum Jazzile, the director Tomaž Kozlevčar, with sons Nino and Samo.
So the competition will be very hard this year! And interestingly a jury will choose the two superfinalists and only then the televoters have a chance to vote the winner between those two.