Ansambel Roka Žlindre in Kalamari to Oslo for Slovenia!

Ansambel Roka Žlindre in Kalamari to Oslo for Slovenia!
Ansambel Roka Žlindre in Kalamari.Photo:Courtesy of RTVSLO
Ljubljana, Slovenia -

Ansambel Roka Žlindre in Kalamari have won the EMA 2010 selection tonight with the song Narodno Zabavni Rock and will go on to represent Slovenia in the Eurovision Song Contest in Oslo.

Omar Naber opened the show with his own rocky rendition of the 1990 Eurovision Song Contest winner Insieme 1992. Tonights presenters were Lorella Flego and Andrea F who introduced the 14 competitors.

Tonights running order was as follows :-

  • Marko Vozelj – Moj Si Zrak
  • Nuša Derenda - Sanjajva
  • Langa – Roko Mi Daj
  • Tangels - Kaj In Kam
  • Brigita Šuler – Para Me
  • Anastazija Juvan - Nežna Izpod Prstov
  • Manca Špik – Tukaj Sem Doma
  • Hamo in Gal - Črni Konji Čez Nebo
  • Martina Šraj – Dovolj Ljubezni
  • Stereotipi - Daj Mi En Znak
  • Nina Pušlar – Dež
  • Vlado Pilja - Tudi Fantje Jočejo
  • Ansambel Roka Žlindre in Kalamari – Narodno Zabavni Rock
  • Lea Sirk - Vampir Je Moj Poet

This year, the winner would be chosen by televoting only. Whilst the televotes were being cast, viewers were treated to an interval act which featured Slovenian artists Quartissimo and Martina, Saša Lendero and Tinkara Kovač before the headline act, last years Eurovision Song Contest winner Alexander Rybak performed his new song Europe's Skies and his winning entry Fairytale.

The results were then announced and it was a resounding victory for Anzambel Roka Žlindre & Kalamari with Narodno Zabavni Rock scoring 15907 televotes. Nina Pušlar finished in second place scoring 3527 televtoes with Dež. Langa finished third with Roko Di Maj picking up 3462 televotes.

Last year, Quartissimo featuring Martina finished in 16th place in the Second Semi Final in Moscow with Love Symphony, and therefore did not qualify for the Final.

Slovenia will participate in the second half of the Second Semi Final of Europe's Favourite TV show on Thursday 27th May.

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  • Posted on 15/April 2010 at 17:07
    keyzar: perhaps i haven't got an idea, but i check beting charts every day and we are on the last place. it means, people don't like our song, me included. so you think i still haven't got an idea? check beting charts, if you don't believe me. and croatia didn't give us not a point, hihih. i hope Serbia is in top 5 in this year, cause their song is excellent and also songs sent by croatia, bosnia and macedonia- the best of the best. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 25/March 2010 at 21:05
    haha martina1 you don't hava any idea right..we'll get some point you'll see..i don't understadn you folks..shut up if you don' like our songs..i know that we are not that good for finale but who knows..let's be a surprise for all of us..:D report to the moderator
  • Posted on 17/March 2010 at 11:20
    neja26: it's not true, our song isn't good, and, i also don't know, what it wants to show to the people, sorry. it's just rock and folk mixed together. and we won't get the final, forget it. who will vote for us? croatia? yes, of course, if they are drunk, they will vote for us. i haven't heard such an awful song in last 10 years, sorry. alenka was the best of the best. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 17/March 2010 at 11:15
    nobody likes our song, normally. i don't like it too.espagna2010: yes, agreed, our song is really awful. i think we will stay without points. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 15/March 2010 at 21:08
  • Posted on 9/March 2010 at 13:18
    i can't believe what we've sent to eurosong. our song hasn't got any connection with eurosong. it's not competition of folklore musicians, but something else and it's understood, that we can't attend eurosong with this kind of music. i'm not surprised, that others countries won't understand the song. how they could understand it? it isn't strange, that they don't give us any 'support'. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 2/March 2010 at 01:27
    Interesting song.Not bad.Maybe you like this song after listen several times:) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 27/February 2010 at 15:02
    i am not care if we won't won, because i know we will show what is real Slovenia and what we like. Peoples from other countries can't understand that because they don't know our folk music. I hope we will be good. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 27/February 2010 at 11:55
    NICE SONG!!! GOOD LUCK!!!!:)) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 27/February 2010 at 11:12 listen this song. its from our county too (slovenia). its very similar song but from year 2008. i like narodnozabavni rock but this song is better. its preformed by big foot mama and legendary lojze slak. lojze slak have his plata in top 100 ever in the world. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 26/February 2010 at 01:02
    Good song with a traditional touch. But Alenka's song was much better. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 25/February 2010 at 22:04
    i don't care if you don't like that song...for me it's the best!!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 24/February 2010 at 14:17
    i dont care if we do not go to the final,... our song is good, is our music -with rock- and i am proud on it....... report to the moderator
  • Posted on 24/February 2010 at 04:40
    It's a rare song. Good luck Slovenia report to the moderator
  • Posted on 23/February 2010 at 23:49
    Nice song - Good Luck Slovenia! report to the moderator