The slovenian national final, EMA 2017, took place tonight to pick the country’s next representative for the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest next May in Kiev. The golden ticket went to Omar Naber who performed the song ”On my way”.

The Grand final of Evrovizijska Melodija (EMA) took place on 24 February 2017  in Slovenia, hosted by Tina Gorenjak, Maja Martina Merljak, Tanja Kocman and Mario Galunič.

Eight contestants battled on stage to win the public and jury vote that will lead then to fly the flag in Kiev.

Let’s see the participants:

  1. Sell OutNi panike
  2. Nuška DraščekFlower in the snow
  3. Tim Kores KoriOpen fire
  4. Nika ZorjanFse
  5. KiNG FOOWild ride
  6. Omar NaberOn my way
  7. BQLHeart of gold
  8. RaivenZažarim

Omar Naber  won leaving at second place BQL and her song  ”Heart of Gold”, while Raiven with “Zažarim” ended up third.

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Who is Omar Naber

Omar Naber was born on July 7, 1981 in Ljubljana, Slovenia as Omar Kareem.

Omar Naber won Bitka talentov, the Slovenian version of the Battle of the talents, and participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2005 with “Stop”

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”.