Omar Naber

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Omar Naber (7 July 1981), born Omar Kareem Naber (Omar Karim Naber), is a Slovenian singer and songwriter.

He was born in Ljubljana, Slovenia, then part of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. His father was from Jordan, while his mother is Slovenian.[1]

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.[2]

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 three more times: in 2009, with his song "I Still Carry On", finishing second and thus not proceeding to the main contest; in 2011, with his song "Bistvo skrito je očem", not proceeding either; and in 2014, with his song "I Won't Give Up".

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://govori.se/domaci-traci/omar-naber-odpravil-se-je-proti-soncu/
  2. ^ Grillhofer, Florian (18 January 2009). "Exclusive interview with Omar Naber". Eurovision Song Contest. Retrieved 10 June 2010. 
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Platin
with "Stay Forever"
Slovenia in the Eurovision Song Contest
2005
Succeeded by
Anžej Dežan
with "Mr Nobody"