The highest viewing figures for the Slovenian broadcasts of Eurovision 2017 occurred during the performance of Omar Naber on Tuesday night.
A peak of 202,000 viewers watched the first semi-final of Eurovision 2017 as Omar Naber performed “On My Way”. Over the course of last week a total of 779,400 Slovenians watched at least one minute of one of the three live broadcasts of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017.
The viewing figures for the live shows were as follows:
- Semi-Final One – 154,800 viewers – 8.2% share
- Semi-Final Two – 67,900 viewers – 3.6% share
- Grand Final – 166,600 viewers – 8.8% share
In addition to the viewers following the broadcasts live on RTVSLO, a further 25,000 viewers watched one of the three shows live via the RTVSLO website.
Slovenia finished 17th out of 18 countries in the first semi-final. Omar Naber scored a total of 36 points, 20 points on the public televote and 16 points from the national juries. The highest set of points the Slovenian entry received consisted of 8 points from the Montenegrin televote.
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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.