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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Shona
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Shona

Hey! Will I be able to livestream it outside Slovenia.? Is any livestream link available? Or should I get an app?

SomeSlovenian
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SomeSlovenian

Raiven’s song has a great story, but for you is the problem that you do not understand slovene. Why is she like ”discoball”? Because her song is about ligt!

here is (probably bad) translation od hers song before she turned into ”light”:
each beam is brighter when you turn off the lights… and in chorus she is singing ZAŽARIM wich means i glow, or i shine (there is no better word for that in english)

P.S. she will sing in english if she win EMA. 😉

WrongKind
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WrongKind

Raiven is really overrated. Her song doesn’t even have melody. I know she is a fantastic singer, but i don’t remember her song at all. She deserves better song.

cheesecake
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cheesecake

“Blue And Red” was (and still is) my least favorite entry of 2016, so whatever Slovenia sends, it’ll be better.
Rooting for BQL, Raiven or Nika.

(J)ESC Fanatic
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(J)ESC Fanatic

Nika or Raiven for the win!

EscAddict
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EscAddict

Whatever they choose, it will be better than last year. Actually my dishwasher sounds better than last year’s entry.

MansZelmerLOVE
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MansZelmerLOVE

Heeart of gold can win eurovision 2017

Tanja
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Tanja

I am still waiting on a reaction to the both semi-finals on youtube and I can not find it. Please make one. Thank you very much.

mocosuburbian
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mocosuburbian

raiven! stunning staging

Maria
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Maria

Omar Naber has it all. The song is really good and well composed. Omar has done a great job with creating his own music again. Also, I’d like to see him return to Kyiv, where he made me fall in love with him and his song Stop (in my top 10 fave ESC songs ever).

beccaboo1212
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OFF TOPIC: Lina Kuduzovi? from Junior Eurovision 2015 decided to participate on “The Voice Kids” in Germany.

http://www.esc-plus.com/lina-kuduzovic-jesc-2015-slovenia-enters-voice-kids-germany/

Veronika Rudolf
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Veronika Rudolf

OMAR NABER !!!!!

PP
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PP

For me best 3
1.Nika
2.Omar
3.Nuska

But I think fight wili be between BQL and Raiven if we have 2 superfinalist
3 rd wili be Nika 4 th Omar…..

maca
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maca

They try so hard to win BQL better copy of UK 2016.

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

This is a stunning final line-up. Slovenia has a lot to be proud of.

Ari
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Ari

I am looking forward to Slovenia’s national final. Good job, you can actually choose from a bunch of decent entries. Not great, BUT decent, which is all I one can hope for in a national pre-selection. I’d go with BQL. The brothers have an enjoyable song, work very well together on stage, have steady live vocals and are pleasant to watch. Otherwise, I’d go with a revamped and considerably stronger Nika Zorjan (pink seems to be a very popular hair color for Slovenian women). I really wanted to like Nuska Drascek’s entry because she is such a fierce performer but… Read more »

blondboybc
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blondboybc

My 3 faves are: Nika, BQL, and Raiven. Would love to see a Slovenian language song in Kyiv. Anyway, very impressed with the quality of the artists and staging in EMA. Puts many others to shame! 🙂

Martin
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Martin

What I read in media and on social plattforms it will be a close race between Raiven, Nika and BQL in the Televoting, but I think the juries will be rude to Nika and BQL, especially to Nika. I think Raiven will win or Omar if he has luck with the televoting

Daniel_2017
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Daniel_2017

I must admit that I really like ‘Open Fire’. If only it was performed by another artist… To me, Tim lacks charisma, which cannot be replaced by over-straining when singing (though it is a hard song to sing) – he’s not the most pleasant performer to watch…

Aaran
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Fse or Heart of Gold for me. I think it will be between Nika, BQL and Raiven. Raiven’s song doesn’t really appeal to me as it does with a lot of fans here.

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

Fse, On My Way and Heart of Gold would all be fantastic entries. When will Denmark? 😉