Slovenia: RTVSLO announces EMA 2017 running order, Jamala to perform at final

We’re just days away from finding out Slovenia’s Eurovision 2017 representative in Kyiv, as the eight finalists have been confirmed following the two semi-finals over the weekend. And broadcaster RTV Slovenija has today announced the running order for Friday night’s EMA 2017 final on 24 February.

EMA 2017 final running order

1. Sell Out – “Ni panike”

Composers: Miha Gorše and Uroš Obranovic
Lyrics: Tina Muc
Arrangement: Miha Gorše

2. Nuška Drašcek – “Flower in the Snow”

Composers: Pele Loriano and Lina Button
Lyrics: Lina Button and Brendan Wade
Arrangement: Pele Loriano

3. Tim Kores – “Open Fire”

Composers: Jeff Lewis and Drew Lawrence
Lyrics: Jeff Lewis and Drew Lawrence
Arrangement: Jeff Lewis and Drew Lawrence

4. Nika Zorjan – “Fse”

Composer: Maraaya
Lyrics: Nika Zorjan
Arrangement: Raay

5. KiNG FOO – “Wild Ride”

Composer: Rok Golob
Lyrics: Rok Golob and Cherie Lucas
Arrangement: Rok Golob

6. Omar Naber – “On My Way”

Composer: Omar Naber
Lyrics: Omar Naber
Arrangement: Omar Naber and Žiga Pirnat

7. BQL – “Heart of Gold”

Composer: Maraaya
Lyrics: Anej Piletic
Arrangement: Raay

8. Raiven – “Zažarim”

Composers: Jernej Kržic, Tadej Košir and Sara Briški Cirman
Lyrics: Sara Briški Cirman
Arrangement: Jernej Kržic and Tadej Košir

Given all of the fan support behind Raiven — who lost last year’s final by just 127 votes — it seems like producers are saving the best for last. She’s won over plenty of new fans with her avant-garde electro ballad and she now has the honour of closing the show. Is this hers for the taking?

The final of EMA 2017 starts at 19:55 CET and will be co-hosted by the quartet of Tina Gorenjak, Maja Martina Merljak, Tanja Kocman and Mario Galunic. Guest performances for the final include last year’s Eurovision winner Jamala, Croatia’s 1994 Eurovision representative Tony Cetinski and last year’s EMA winner ManuElla.

A 50/50 combination of the televoting public and six regional juries will decide the winner of EMA 2017. Slovenia have been allocated to perform in the second half of the first semi-final at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest on 9 May.

Who are you rooting for at the final of EMA 2017? Who will follow into ManuElla’s footsteps as Slovenia’s Eurovision representative? Let us know in the comments section below!

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