Slovakia first joined the Eurovision Song Contest in 1994. Slovakia became and independent country in 1993 following the so-called Velvet Divorce which saw the peaceful dissolution of Czechoslovakia. Slovakia first attempted to enter the Eurovision Song Contest in 1993 but failed to qualify for the final. The capital of Slovakia is Bratislava.
After Slovakia's three appearances in the Eurovision Song Contest in the 1990s, the country withdrew from the competition but returned in 2009. Since the Semi-Finals were introduced Slovakia has never qualified for the Grand Final.
After the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest Slovakia withdrew from the competition and has not participated since.