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If Slovenia are to make the Grand Final, it'll be as a result of qualifying in 9th or 10th and finishing 20th-26th on the Saturday.
Slovenia became the 14th nation to select their song for Eurovision 2017 in what was a much better national final that expected.
Omar was the eventual victor and will perform his song, On My Way, in the second half of semi-final 1.
On My Way is a cracking, if not rather dated, Disney ballad in a similar guise to Norway’s 2010 entry by Didrik Solli-Tangen, which finished 20th. It also sounds like an X-Factor winner’s single from the early noughties, so it’s hardly breaking into new territory. The writers have been a bit lazy during the middle-eight with four bars of “Ey yeah yeah… ey yeah yeah…” before a cliched key change. Maybe they can tighten that part up before May?
The main problem for Omar is that he failed to win the televote by a substantial margin. So if Slovenians didn’t vote for Omar, will Europe? Even though short of natural allies, semi-final 1 is western leaning and a few of the nations do tend to like this sort of slushy ballad. John Karayiannis qualified sixth for Cyprus in 2015 with an equally dated balled. Similarly, Omar works the camera well and has a solid vocal. Furthermore, the warm, loving feel of the melody does potentially make one vote for it more than say Albania. That said, if Slovenia are to make the Grand Final, it’ll be as a result of qualifying in 9th or 10th and then finishing 20th-26th on the Saturday.
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