Slovénie 2005

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 is a dynamic ballad, but was turned into a rock song for Eurovision. The song is written and composed by Urša Vlašič.

Draw Song Artist Televotes
Round One
Place
Round One
Televotes
Round Two
Place
Round Two
1 « Večni otrok » Johnny Bravo 3049 7
2 « Skozi mesto » Express 2370 11
3 « Daleč od oči » Victory 724 14
4 « Metulj » Saša Lendero 24030 2 27825 2
5 « Stop«  Omar Naber 23873 3 29945 1
6 « Anima » Jadranka Juras 2829 8
7 « Kje si » Anika Horvat 1927 12
8 « Nedotaknjena » Sergeja 1148 13
9 « Proti vetru » Regina 2514 9
10 « Tako lepo si mi zlomila srce » Nude 4401 6
11 « Ljubljana » Billy’s Private Parking 2394 10
12 « Exxtra » Alya 11364 5
13 « Pojdi z menoj » Rebeka Dremelj 25739 1 23514 3
14 « Noe, Noe » Nuša Derenda 19090 4

At Eurovision

« 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.[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.