Country Of The Month: Slovenia Part-4 (Last)!

Photo By: PETRA HLEBŠ (RTVSLO)

Introduction

Country of the month is back. We decided to continue our series of articles “Country Of The Month” with Slovenia. In a period of four weeks, we are going to remind you of the best Slovenian entries. Note: we selected the entries not by their place in their final, but by their impact on the fans.

Omar Naber – Stop

In 2005, Slovenia selected Omar Naber and his song “Stop” to sent in Kyiv. The song is entirely in Slovenian.

It was composed by Omar Naber and Urša Vlašič. The lyrics of the song were written by Omar Naber. At the semifinal, the entry placed 12th with 69 points.

Omar Naber was born on July 7th 1981, in Ljubljana, Slovenia to a Jordan father and a Slovenian mother. Omar studied to be a dental technician, but after getting his diploma he chose to be a musician. In 2005, he won the Slovenian national selection, EMA, and represented his country at Eurovision. The same year, he released his debut album. In 2017, he won again the national final and represented Slovenia again. He placed 17th with 36 points. He has released three studio albums, two of them in two editions. His latest single came out in 2020. Is noteworthy that among all the non-qualified entries from Slovenian, Euro-fans selected “Stop” as the most favourite one and therefore it took part to the Eurovision Again Semi-Final Special in December.


Slovenia in the Eurovision
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Slovenia debuted in the contest in 1993. Since then, it has participated 25 times, missing the contest in 1994 and 2000. Both times the country didn’t participate due to its poor results to the contest. Under those year’s rules, the countries with the worst results were unable to compete the next year.

Slovenia has placed in the Top-10 just three times. Also, it hasn’t qualified to the final on eight times – one of them coming last. The best entry of the country was in 1995 when the country got 84 points and placed 7th in the final. In contrast, Slovenia’s worst result in a final was 2014’s 25th place.

What do you think about the song? Do you like it? Do you think is it one of the most memorable entries from Slovenia? Let us know in the comment box below.

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