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Max Jason Mai goes for Slovakia

07 March 2012 at 12:45 CET

A young and talented star will represent Slovakia this year in the Eurovision Song Contest: Max Jason Mai (MJM) was born on November 27th, 1988, and he is a rock musician, singer-songwriter and rhythm guitarist.

He describes himself as someone who "loves people with a sense of humour and the good things in life", like music, sports, yoga, love, and nature. Talking about his music, he cites influeces by a wide range of artists, like Led Zeppelin, Whitesnake, Alter Bridge, 30 Seconds To Mars, Dream Theater, Metallica, John Mayer, Enigma, Sade, Ennio Morricone, and even Antonin Dvorak.

In Baku, Max Jason Mai will sing Don't Close Your Eyes, the music and lyrics of which he wrote himself. The song has been produced by Michael "Elvis" Baskette, and right now the official video clip is being shot - it will be presented later this week. Meanwhile you can check out the song below!

Max Jason Mai has been internally selected to represent Slovakia in the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest for being charming and having the ability to surprise Europe with "a crazy stage performance and an energetic rock song". Will he manage to conquer the hearts of the European TV viewers and start an international career? We shall find out in May!