For the first time since 1998, Slovakia will take part in the Eurovision Song Contest again this year. The public broadcaster STV decided to organise a public national final to find a singer and song to represent the country in Moscow. As many high-quality songs have been received, five semi-finals are being organised, with ten songs each. In every semi-final, two finalists are picked by SMS voting, and a third one by an expert jury. These are the participants of tonight's third semi-final, in order of appearance (qualifiers in bold):
Komajota - 7 Nocí (6th place in televoting) - jury choice
Katka Koščová - Pri Sebe (4th place in televoting)
Milan Lieskovský - Bliss (5th place in televoting)
Peter Bažík & Andrea Sulovská - Nebudem Stáť (2nd place in televoting)
Roman Galo Galvánek - Láska Z Papiera (10th place in televoting)
Ivana Kováčová - Všetko (7th place in televoting)
ENS - Už Je Čas (8th place in televoting)
Dáša Šarkozyová - Krídla (9th place in televoting)
G-Strinx - Rytmus Vášne (3rd place in televoting)
Robo Opatovský - Prší (1st place in televoting)
The two acts picked by the TV public were Peter Bažík & Andrea Sulovská (pictured) and Robo Opatovský, while the jury picked Komajota as an additional finalist. In the interval, Katarína Hasprová performed - she had represented Slovakia in the 1998 Eurovision Song Contest with Modlitba, reaching the 21st place.
The next semi-final will be broadcast on Friday, February 27th. Stay with us for more information on the Slovak selection!