In Slovenia, just short of 250,000 viewers watched the final of Eurovision Choir of the Year 2017, as the country took victory at the inaugural contest.
The Grand Final of Eurovision Choir of the Year 2017 reached a total of 242,600 in Slovenia, with the competition having a 13% share of viewers during its broadcast. The final had an average audience of 59,900 viewers with a TV Rating of 3.2%. This compares to an audience of 202,000 viewers for the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in Kyiv, Ukraine.
Slovenia won the first edition of Eurovision Choir of the Year on Saturday night, marking only the second time that the country has won a Eurovision contest. RTVSLO internally selected Carmen Manet to represent Slovenia at the first edition of Eurovision Choir of the Year.
Carmen Manet is formed of a past students and teachers at Gimnazija Kranj, one of Slovenia’s oldest and most successful high schools, which has its own Girls’ Choir. Former members of this choir experienced a lot while singing in the girls’ choir (numerous theme concerts and national and international competitions) and wanted to sing together also after they left Gimnazija Kranj and went to study at Ljubljana University. The choir was formed in 2011 and has taken part in numerous festivals and concerts across the world.
Carmen Maent performed two pieces as part of their performance. The two songs that they performed were; “Adrca” and “Ta na Solbici”. The choir was conducted by Primož Kerštanj.
Eurovision Choir of the Year 2017 was won by Carmen Manet from Slovenia. The choir performed two pieces during their six minutes on stage and beat off competition from eight other choirs from across Europe. Wales finished second in the final, while the host nation of Latvia finished third. The contest was broadcast live in ten countries across Europe and across the world online.
Watch the winning performance below: