Slovenia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017

Eurovision Song Contest 2017
Country  Slovenia
National selection
Selection process EMA 2017
Selection date(s) Semi-finals:
17 February 2017
18 February 2017
Final:
24 February 2017
Selected entrant Omar Naber
Selected song « On My Way« 
Selected songwriter(s) Omar Naber
Slovenia in the Eurovision Song Contest
◄2016 2017

Slovenia will participate in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. The artist and song that will represent Slovenia in the 2017 contest was selected through the national final, EMA 2017, organised by the Slovene broadcaster Radiotelevizija Slovenija (RTVSLO), on 24 February 2017.

Before Eurovision

EMA 2017

EMA 2017 was the 21st edition of the Slovenian national final format Evrovizijska Melodija (EMA). The competition was used by RTV Slovenija to select Slovenia’s entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. The competition was broadcast on TV SLO1, Radio Val 202, Radio Koper, Radio Maribor and online via the broadcaster’s RTV 4D platform.

Competing entries

On 20 July 2016, RTVSLO opened the submission period for artists and songwriters to submit their songs to the broadcaster until 3 November 2016.[1] The artists competing in the selection were revealed on 4 December 2016.[2] On 20 January 2017, Amaya announced that she’d be withdrawing from the competition on the advice of her record label.[3] It was later announced that Clemens would replace Amaya with the song « Tok ti sede ».[4]

  Withdrawn
  Replacing song
Artist Song Composer(s)
Alya « Halo » Raay, Rok Lunaček, Tina Piš
Amaya N/A Daniel Gidlund, Jakob Shultze
BQL « Heart of Gold » Maraaya, Anej Piletič
Clemens « Tok ti sede » Klemen Mramor
Ina Shai « Colour Me » Martina Šraj
Kataya & Duncan Kamakana « Are You There » Tim Žibrat, Duncan Kamakana, Kataya
KiNG FOO « Wild Ride » Rok Golob, Cherie Lucas
Lea Sirk « Freedom » Lea Sirk, Gaber Radojevič
Nika Zorjan « Fse » Maraaya, Nika Zorjan
Nuška Drašček « Flower in the Snow » Pelé Loriano, Lina Button, Brendan Wade
Omar Naber « On My Way«  Omar Naber
Raiven « Zažarim » Jernej Kržič, Tadej Košir, Sara Briški Cirman
Sell Out « Ni panike » Miha Gorše, Uroš Obranovič, Tina Muc
Tim Kores « Open Fire » Jeff Lewis, Drew Lawrence
Tosca Beat « Free World » Andraž Kržič, Tosca Beat, Peter Penko
United Pandaz & Arsello feat. Alex Volasko « Heart to Heart » Arsello, Alex Volasko
Zala « Lalalatino » Zala Đurić Ribič

Semi-final 1

The 1st semi-final of EMA 2017 was held on 17 February 2017. Four acts progressed to the final on 24 February. The eight competing entries first faced a public vote where the top two songs will advance to the final. An additional two qualifiers will be selected from the remaining six entries by the jury.

  Public vote qualifier   Jury qualifier

EMA 2017 Semi-final 1 – 17 February 2017
Draw Artist Song Televote Jury Result
1 KiNG FOO « Wild Ride » 407 8 2 Advanced
2 Nika Zorjan « Fse » 1185 4 3 Advanced
3 Tosca Beat « Free World » 1270 3 5 Out
4 Lea Sirk « Freedom » 879 5 4 Out
5 Sell Out « Ni panike » 1828 2 8 Advanced
6 Zala « Lalalatino » 412 7 7 Out
7 Alya « Halo » 864 6 6 Out
8 Omar Naber « On My Way » 2506 1 1 Advanced

Semi-final 2

The 2nd semi-final of EMA 2017 was held on 18 February 2017. Four acts progressed to the final on 24 February. The eight competing entries first faced a public vote where the top two songs will advance to the final. An additional two qualifiers will be selected from the remaining six entries by the jury.

  Public vote qualifier   Jury qualifier

EMA 2017 Semi-final 2 – 18 February 2017
Draw Artist Song Televote Jury Result
1 Clemens « Tok ti sede » 253 8 6 Out
2 Raiven « Zažarim » 1467 3 4 Advanced
3 Kataya & Duncan Kamakana « Are You There » 724 6 8 Out
4 BQL « Heart of Gold » 3486 1 3 Advanced
5 Ina Shai « Colour Me » 788 5 5 Out
6 United Pandaz & Arsello feat. Alex Volasko « Heart to Heart » 370 7 7 Out
7 Tim Kores « Open Fire » 899 4 2 Advanced
8 Nuška Drašček « Flower in the Snow » 1687 2 1 Advanced

Final

The Final of EMA 2017 was held on 24 February 2017. Special guests of the Final Show are Jamala, ManuElla and Toni Cetinski.

EMA 2017 Final – 24 February 2017
Draw Artist Song Jury Televote Total Place
1 Sell Out « Ni panike » 0 2335 24 24 6
2 Nuška Drašček « Flower in the Snow » 56 2032 12 68 4
3 Tim Kores « Open Fire » 10 1543 0 10 8
4 Nika Zorjan « Fse » 20 2419 36 56 5
5 KiNG FOO « Wild Ride » 14 918 0 14 7
6 Omar Naber « On My Way » 64 5165 60 124 1
7 BQL « Heart of Gold » 42 13134 72 114 2
8 Raiven « Zažarim » 46 3292 48 94 3
Detailed Jury Votes
Draw Song Ljubljana Kranj Maribor Koper Novo Mesto Celje Total
1 « Ni panike » 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 « Flower in the Snow » 8 8 10 10 10 10 56
3 « Open Fire » 0 0 2 4 4 0 10
4 « Fse » 2 6 4 2 2 4 20
5 « Wild Ride » 4 4 0 0 0 6 14
6 « On My Way » 10 12 12 12 6 12 64
7 « Heart of Gold » 12 2 6 6 8 8 42
8 « Zažarim » 6 10 8 8 12 2 46

Gallery

References

  1. ^ Jiandani, Sanjay (20 July 2016). « Eurovision Slovenia: RTVSLO confirms participation in Eurovision 2017 ». Esctoday. Retrieved 20 July 2016. 
  2. ^ Weaver, Jessica (4 December 2016). « Eurovision Slovenia: EMA 2017 participants and dates revealed ». Esctoday. Retrieved 4 December 2016. 
  3. ^ « Slovenia: Amaya se je veselila nastopa na EMI 2017 ». www.rtvslo.si. RTVSLO. 20 January 2017. 
  4. ^ Laufer, Gil (24 January 2017). « Eurovision Slovenia: Clemens to replace Amaya in EMA 2017 ». Esctoday. Retrieved 24 January 2017. 

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