First Slovenian finalist known: Omar Naber

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Omar Naber has won Bitka talentov (Battle of talents), a talent show integrated in a Sunday primetime family show on RTV SLO1. The victory offers Omar Naber a record deal and a guaranteed place in the Slovenian national Eurovision Song Contest selections EMA 2005.

The 23 year-old talent from Ljubljana convinced the Slovenian TV viewers and a professional jury, including former Eurovision Song Contest participant Darja �vajger (1995 and 1999), the producer of Bitka talentov and Bo�tjan Grabnar, representing Nika Records Company.

In the final Omar Naber defeated An�ej De�an, who recieved a few points more from the jury, but didn't manage to convince the TV viewers, who had the final decision in their hands. Omar, who has an exotic mixture of Jordan, Slovakian and Slovenian roots, will present his first solo album in a couple of weeks.

Thanks to his victory, Omar Naber will be one of finalists of EMA 2005. The Slovenian national final will be held on 13th February 2005. Other songwriters and composers can submit their songs until 10th December 2005.

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