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Slovenia: Revamped Version of “On My Way” Released

The revamped version of “On My Way” the Slovenian entry for the 62nd edition of the Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv, Ukraine has been released.

Omar Naber the returning Eurovision participant from Slovenia finished filming the official music video for his song “On My Way” earlier this week. The video clip features Omar as well as the winner of the fifth season of Slovenija Ima Talent, Jernej Kozan.

The revamp of the “On My Way” was proposed by Žiga Pirnat the composer of the song, and has been carried out by the Budapest National Philharmonic Orchestra in Hungary. This is not the first time that the Budapest National Philharmonic Orchestra has worked on a Eurovision song, having also worked on the 2014 winner “Rise Like a Phoenix”.

Omar has confirmed that he will perform alone on stage at the contest this May in Ukraine. The decision was taken as he felt that the song needed to be intimate due to its subject matter of loneliness. He feels that including backing vocals on stage would ruin the sense of intimacy.

This is not the first time that Omar Naber has competed at the Eurovision Song Contest. 12 years ago when the contest was last held in Kyiv, Ukraine, Omar represented Slovenia at the contest for the first time. At the contest in 2005 he performed the song “Stop” which was one of the fan favourites. However, he failed to qualify from the semi-final, finishing 12th in the semi-final with a total of 69 points, 17 points away from qualification.

Watch the official music video below:

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Slovenia was one of three countries to join the Eurovision Song Contest in 1993. The country qualified through a specially organised selection round called “Kvalifikacija za Millstreet” which was hosted in Slovenia, seven countries competed for three spots in Eurovision 1993. The country has participated in 22 editions of the Eurovision Song Contest. Their best result came in 1995 when Darja Švajger finished 7th scoring a total of 84 points, she is closely followed by Nuša Derenda who finished 7th in the 2001 contest with 70 points.
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