Slovakia

Kristina Pelakova

Country
🇸🇰 Slovakia
Song
Horehronie
Written by
Kamil Peteraj
Composed by
Martin Kavulic
On the internet
Broadcaster
STV

Slovakia seems to have the winning combination this year - a great singer, Kristína Peláková, and unbelievably successful song writers, Martin Kavulič and Kamil Peteraj. Will it bring them the victory of the 55th Eurovision Song Contest?

Kristína Peláková started her singing carrier with the single I'm Yours in 2007. One year later she released a debut album, which went platinum in her country. Her song videos reached 5,000,000 hits on YouTube! At the beginning of summer 2009 she started to work on her second album, from which the first single became number one that summer. At this moment her Eurovision Song Contest entry Horehronie is the number one radio hit in Slovakia. In the national rounds her winning was virtually uncontested as in the final round she received nearly 40 per cent of public votes.

Her song was written by Martin Kavulič, who's a famous composer in Slovakia. He specialises in pop and dance music, but he likes other genres too. Apart from producing he also plays guitar and piano. His co-operation with Kristina began a couple of years ago. 

The lyrics of the song are written by Kamil Peteraj. He is a legendary Slovak poet, lyricist and screenwriter. He is well-known not only in Slovakia and the Czech Republic, but also in other nearby countries. He's the winner of the Slovak prestigious Pen Club Award as well as other literary awards.

Kamil Peteraj published 18 poetry books and is one of the best-selling Slovak poet. During his career he also wrote TV scripts and the movie song lyrics. He is considered to be the greatest lyrics writer in Slovakia, having released around 40 albums and selling more than 3 millions copies.

Lyrics of Horehronie

  • English
Keď sa slnko skloní na horehroní Chce sa mi spievať, zomrieť aj žiť Keď sa slnko skloní na horehroní Túžim sa k nebu priblížiť Na tráve ležím a snívam O čom sama neviem V tom vánku čo ma kolíše Keď je slnko najnižšie Najkrajšie stromy sú na horehroní To tiché bratstvo vraví poď Sem sa vždy vrátim keď ma Niečo zroní Vravia to stromy z piece zhoď Na tráve ležím a snívam O čom sama neviem V tom vánku čo ma kolíše Keď je slnko najnižšie Áááááááááá haleluja Keď sa slnko skloní na horehroní Tam niekde v diaľke náš zvon zvoní Keď má ma to bolieť Nech ma bolí Raz sa to stratí do čiernej hory Na tráve ležím a snívam Oči tíško plačú V tom vánku čo ma kolíše Keď je slnko najnižšie Ááááááááá Áááááááá Na tráve ležím a snívam Oči tíško plačú V tom vánku čo ma kolíše Keď je slnko najnižšie Najkrajšie stromy sú na horehroní
When the sun of my life is at its lowest I go to the land around the Hron river and I dream there this land is so beautiful that suddenly I want to sing and die and live and I feel like i am in heaven I lie in the grass and I am dreaming I just let my thoughts flow and the breeze is rocking me the most beautiful trees I know are in this land this silent brotherhood is calling me to come back and I always return whenever i am feeling sad and I don't know what else to do and the trees are telling me to shake it off my shoulders I lie the grass and I am dreaming I just let my thoughts flow and the breeze is rocking me when the sun of my life is at its lowest I go to the land around the Hron river and when in the distance I hear as the bell of our love tolls for us I think to myself: if am to be really hurting then so be it but this hurt will one day fade among these beautiful trees I lie the grass and I am dreaming tears are rolling from my eyes and the breeze is rocking me when the sun of my life is at its lowest