Omar Naber, Slovenia’s representative at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, has just completed a whirlwind promotional tour which has seen him visit the UK, Israel and the Netherlands in the last few days.
He kicked it off on Sunday 2nd April at the London Eurovision Party at the Café de Paris, where he was one of 25 performers. A day later he left the British capital and travelled to Israel for Israel Calling. There, at the invitation of the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Tourism, Omar and all of the 28 national Eurovision representatives in attendance, planted their own tree in a Eurovision forest.
At the Israel Calling concert in Tel Aviv, Omar wowed the audience with his performance of his entry “On My Way”.
The Netherlands was the next and final stop on Omar’s promotional tour. At Eurovision in Concert in Amsterdam he took to the stage with another 35 of this year’s artists.
“The last week has been very dynamic and intense – even strenuous – but I have thoroughly enjoyed it,” said Omar.
“My song was very well received by all the audiences and it was great to have them singing along with me. I’m also glad that I got to meet almost all of this year’s other national representatives while I was on the road.
I’ll most likely keep in contact with most of them after the Contest.”
A new challenge awaits Omar this Saturday after arriving home. He will step out onto the big stage at the Ljubljana Slovenian Exhibition Centre, accompanied by the RTV Slovenia Festival Orchestra, and perform the song “Miže” (Žiga Pirnat / Andraž Gliha) at the Slovenian Song Festival.