The Slovenia Times

Basketball star Dončić most searched on Google in 2019


The name Luka Dončić was most popular in January when the online 2019 NBA All-Star voting took place. Upon finding out that the 20-year-old had not made the cut despite massive support from fans, sports journalists and players, Slovenian Google users' interest in the topic waned.

What struck a chord with the users was also the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall in early November - the historic event was the second most googled item in 2019.

Meanwhile, the third place went to the Eurovision Song Contest - the users started searching for information about it as early as February, with the interest peaking in May when the competition was held in Tel Aviv.

However, this year's Slovenian Eurovision representatives, Zala Kralj and Gašper Šantl, are nowhere to be found among the ten most searched items or among the most googled people in 2019. The pair ranked 15th in the contest.

Their ranking has been topped by Dončić as well. The second most googled person was late Polish mountain climber Wanda Rutkiewicz, with a Google Doodle paying tribute to the third woman to have scaled Mount Everest in October.

Meanwhile, young boy Kris, who, suffering from spinal muscular atrophy, united the entire country in raising money for his potentially life-saving treatment in the US in autumn, was the third most googled person.

The most searched events in Slovenia in 2019 have been Eurovision, the country's pre-selection Eurovision contest Ema and the EU elections.

Google has also released rankings showing the most searched musicians, films and TV series in Slovenia - the top places went to Madonna, Joker and Game of Thrones, respectively.

All the rankings are based on search habits which saw the most dramatic increase this year compared to 2018.


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