Slovenia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2005

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Eurovision Song Contest 2005
Country  Slovenia
National selection
Selection process EMA 2005
100% Televote
Selection date(s) 6 February 2005
Selected entrant Omar Naber
Selected song "Stop"
Finals performance
Semi-final result Failed to qualify (12th, 69 points)
Slovenia in the Eurovision Song Contest
◄2004 2005 2006►

Slovenia was represented in the Eurovision Song Contest 2005 by Omar Naber with the song "Stop".

Omar Naber was born on 7 July 1981 as Omar Kareem, an Arabic name since his father was Jordanian. Omar is a dental technician and plays piano, guitar and bass piano. And apart from singing, composing, writing lyrics and musical arrangements, he is interested in the music industry as a whole. Omar Naber came to fame after he won "Bitka Talentov", which is a talent search contest.

EMA 2005

The Slovenian national final (EMA) took place on 6 February at the RTVSLO TV Studios in Ljubljana, hosted by Saša Einsiedler and Saša Gerdej. Unlike previous years, there was only one show and no semifinals. "Stop", sung by Omar Naber, was the choice to go to Kiev. The song was originally a dynamic ballad, but was turned into a rock song for Eurovision. The song is written and composed by Urša Vlašič.

Draw Artist Song Televote Place
1 Johnny Bravo "Večni otrok" 3049 7
2 Express "Skozi mesto" 2370 11
3 Victory "Daleč od oči" 724 14
4 Saša Lendero "Metulj" 24030 2
5 Omar Naber "Stop" 23873 3
6 Jadranka Juras "Anima" 2829 8
7 Anika Horvat "Kje si" 1927 12
8 Sergeja "Nedotaknjena" 1148 13
9 Regina "Proti vetru" 2514 9
10 Nude "Tako lepo si mi zlomila srce" 4401 6
11 Billy's Private Parking "Ljubljana" 2394 10
12 Alya "Exxtra" 11364 5
13 Rebeka Dremelj "Pojdi z menoj" 25739 1
14 Nuša Derenda "Noe, Noe" 19090 4

Superfinal

Draw Artist Song Televote Place
4 Saša Lendero "Metulj" 27825 (34.2%) 2
5 Omar Naber "Stop" 29945 (36.8%) 1
13 Rebeka Dremelj "Pojdi z menoj" 23514 (28.9%) 3

At Eurovision

Because Slovenia failed to qualify in 2004 Omar was forced to compete in the Eurovision semi-final. "Stop" was performed in the semi-final of the Contest but failed to qualify for the final, finishing in 12th place.Therefore, Slovenia will have to compete in the semi-final again in ESC 2006.

The spokesperson who revealed Slovenia's votes for other countries was TV SLO host Katarina Čas.[1]

Points Awarded by Slovenia

Points Awarded to Slovenia (Semi-Final)
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

References

  1. ^ Philips, Roel (2005-05-17). "The 39 spokespersons!". ESCToday. Retrieved 2009-04-28.
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