Slovenia – RTVSLO, the national broadcaster in Slovenia, has confirmed that EMA will run differently this year and consist of two semi-final and a final. There will be 8 songs in each semi-final and 4 acts will qualify from each; 2 from the televote and the next 2 highest ranked with the jury.
Previously in the final the jury chose the top 2 acts and then the public voted for a winner. This all all changed this year with six regional juries awarding douze points and a public televote.
The date of the final is as yet unconfirmed but is rumoured for Friday 24th February 2017.