SLOVENIA – EMA 2017 was the 21st edition of the Slovenian national final format Evrovizijska Melodija (EMA). The competition was used by RTV Slovenija to select Slovenia’s entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. The competition was broadcast on TV SLO1, Radio Val 202, Radio Koper, Radio Maribor and online via the broadcaster’s RTV 4D platform. Omar won the latest national selection and became the Slovenian representative for the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 with the song On My Way.
|1||Sell Out||“Ni panike”||0||24||24||6|
|2||Nuška Drašček||“Flower in the Snow”||56||12||68||4|
|3||Tim Kores||“Open Fire”||10||0||10||8|
|5||KiNG FOO||“Wild Ride”||14||0||14||7|
|6||Omar Naber||“On My Way”||64||60||124||1|
|7||BQL||“Heart of Gold”||42||72||114||2|
INFORMATION ABOUT OMAR
Omar Naber was born in Ljubljana, Slovenia, then part of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. His father was from Jordan, while his mother is Slovenian. Omar Naber won Bitka talentov, the Slovenian version of the Battle of the talents, and participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2005 with “Stop” (in Slovene), a song he had composed himself. His album Omar was released in 2005. He spent 2006 touring Slovenia, as well as internationally, and eventually went back to the studio to record his second album with his band Kareem. This second album, also named Kareem, was released in 2007. He entered the Slovenian selection for the Eurovision Song Contest four more times, not proceeding to the main contest: in 2009 with “I Still Carry On”, in 2011 with “Bistvo skrito je očem”, in 2014 with “I Won’t Give Up” and in 2017 with “On My Way”. In 2016, he entered the Swiss selection for the 2016 contest with the song, “Take Me Far”. His album Na glavo was released in 2014, along with its English version No Helmet. He won the latest national selection and became the Slovenian representative for the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 with the song On My Way.