Slovenia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2005
|Eurovision Song Contest 2005|
|Selection process||EMA 2005
|Selection date(s)||6 February 2005|
|Selected entrant||Omar Naber|
|Semi-final result||Failed to qualify (12th)|
|Slovenia in the Eurovision Song Contest|
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.
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 is a dynamic ballad, but was turned into a rock song for Eurovision. The song is written and composed by Urša Vlašič.
|1||"Večni otrok"||Johnny Bravo||3049||7|
|3||"Daleč od oči"||Victory||724||14|
|7||"Kje si"||Anika Horvat||1927||12|
|10||"Tako lepo si mi zlomila srce"||Nude||4401||6|
|11||"Ljubljana"||Billy's Private Parking||2394||10|
|13||"Pojdi z menoj"||Rebeka Dremelj||25739||1||23514||3|
|14||"Noe, Noe"||Nuša Derenda||19090||4|
"Stop" was performed in the semi-final of the Contest and failed to qualify for the final coming in 12th place.
The spokesperson who revealed Slovenia's votes for other countries was TV SLO host Katarina Čas.
- Philips, Roel (2005-05-17). "The 39 spokespersons!". ESCToday. Retrieved 2009-04-28.