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Ana Soklič wins Slovenia's ticket to Eurovision

Ljubljana, 22 February - Ana Soklič will represent Slovenia at the Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam in May after winning the Slovenian Ema contest on Saturday with the song Voda (Water).

Ljubljana
Ana Soklič will represent Slovenia at the Eurovision Song Contest.
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Ljubljana
Ana Soklič will represent Slovenia at the Eurovision Song Contest.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA
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Ljubljana
Ana Soklič will represent Slovenia at the Eurovision Song Contest.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA
File photo

Soklič was picked by televote in a super-final that also featured Lina Kuduzović, who as a 12-year-old placed third in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2015 after winning the first season of Slovenia's Got Talent at the age of 7 in 2010.

The contest, hosted by comedian and impersonator Klemen Slakonja, saw a total of twelve acts, ten of which were selected by a jury from among 74 entrants with additional two picked among up-and-coming artists in an online competition Ema Fresh.

The two super-finalists were selected by a jury comprising Darja Švajger and Nuša Derenda, Slovenia's highest ranked Eurovision entrants to date in 7th in 1995 and 2001, and Maja Keuc, who made it to 13th in 2011.

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