Slovenian Broadcaster RTVSLO announced Omar Naber as their Eurovision pick for 2017, following their national selection contest EMA 2017. He beat off stiff competition from seven fellow competitors and will perform ‘On My Way’ in Kiev in May.
The final also featured performances from special guests including reigning Eurovision champion Jamala, 2016 Slovenian participant ManuELLA and Toni Cetinski.
Omar topped the jury vote with a total of 64 points, but finished second to BQL in the televote. When the two results were tallied together Omar came out on top with a total of 124 points, ten points ahead of ‘Heart of Gold’. The full results are below.
Final Results EMA 2017 24th February
|Omar Naber||On My Way||64||60||124||1|
|BQL||Heart of Gold||42||72||114||2|
|Nuška Drašček||Flower in the Snow||56||12||68||4|
|Sell Out||Ni panike||0||24||24||6|
|KiNG FOO||Wild Ride||14||0||14||7|
|Tim Kores||Open Fire||10||0||10||8|
Omar Naber has represented Slovenia in Eurovision before, competing in 2005 with the song ‘Stop’. He failed to make it to the final. Will he be more successful in 2017? Listen to his song below and share your thoughts.