Poll results: BQL are your favourites to win Slovenia’s EMA 2017

Slovenia are less than 24 hours away from making that all-important decision on who will be their Eurovision 2017 representative in Kyiv. After the two semi-finals on February 17 and 18, the eight finalists of EMA 2017 have been confirmed.

Over the past week, we asked our readers who they wanted to win the final of EMA 2017 by voting in our poll. A grand total of 2,911 votes were cast and BQL — pronounced as “be cool”, not “B-Q-L” — took top spot with 39.47% of the overall votes. Their entry “Heart of Gold”, co-written with Slovenia’s Eurovision 2015 representatives Maraaya, earned them 1,149 votes.

However, the duet of Anej and Rok Piletich look like they’ll have to expect some stiff competition. Finishing a not too distant second is last year’s runner-up Raiven, with her entry “Zažarim”. She picked up an overall total of 860 votes, just under 30%. After narrowly losing out to ManuElla at last year’s EMA superfinal, will this be her year?

Rounding up the top three on our poll is former Misija Evrovizija participant Nika Zorjan. Her entry “Fse” earned 417 votes, that’s 14% overall.

EMA 2017 poll results

  1. BQL – “Heart of Gold” – 39.47% (1,149 votes)
  2. Raiven – “Zažarim” – 29.54% (860 votes)
  3. Nika Zorjan – “Fse” – 14.32% (417 votes)
  4. Omar Naber – “On My Way” – 6.15% (179 votes)
  5. Nuška Drašcek – “Flower in the Snow” – 5.02% (146 votes)
  6. Tim Kores – “Open Fire” – 2.54% (74 votes)
  7. Sell Out – “Ni panike” – 1.51% (44 votes)
  8. KiNG FOO – “Wild Ride” – 1.44% (42 votes)

Total votes: 2,911

Tina Gorenjak, Maja Martina Merljak, Tanja Kocman and Mario Galunic will co-host the final of EMA 2017, which starts at 19:55 CET. You can watch the show here. The winner will be decided by a 50/50 combination of televotes and six regional juries.

Guest performances for the EMA 2017 final include Jamala, Tony Cetinski and last year’s EMA winner ManuElla. Whoever wins knows they’ll be performing in the second half of the first semi-final at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest on 9 May.

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