In the last couple of hours, Slovenia chose Omar Naber to represent them at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv. Omar won EMA after finishing in first place with the juries and second place in the televote. He will perform his winning song On My Way in the first semi-final on May 9th.
The full results
You can see the breakdown of the final results below:
|1||Omar Naber||On My Way||64||60||124||6|
|2||BQL||Heart Of Gold||42||72||114||7|
|4||Nuška Drašček||Flower In The Snow||56||12||68||2|
|6||Sell Out||Ni panike||0||24||24||1|
|7||KiNG FOO||Wild Ride||14||0||14||5|
|8||Tim Kores||Open Fire||10||0||10||3|
Remember to read our feature article about the history of Slovenian national selections. We found out that on all seven previous occasions an EMA final used a combined jury/televoting points system, the winner of the televote never won the competition. This happened for an eighth time tonight as televoting favourites BQL only finished in 4th place with the juries. However the Slovene public won’t be quite as angry as with previous overrulings in EMA. At least this time around, the second favourite in the televote won the overall competition!
Second time lucky?
Omar previously represented Slovenia in the 2005 Eurovision Song Contest, also held in Kyiv. Unfortunately, he narrowly missed out on qualification for the final. He finished in 12th place in the semi-final. Both he and Slovenia will be hoping he can make it to the Eurovision final on his second attempt!
Did you watch EMA this evening? Furthermore, what did you make of the results? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below and via our social media pages @escXtra!