In order to find a singer and song to represent Slovakia in Moscow, the public broadcaster STV decided to organise a national final. 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.
Tonight, the second semi-final was held in the STV studios in Bratislava, with ten acts in the running. This is the list of participants, in order of appearance (qualifiers in bold):
The two acts picked by the TV public were Tomáš Bezdeda and Mária Čírová, while the jury picked Mukatado as an additional finalist. In the interval act, Marcel Palonder - one of the jury members - performed his song Kým Nás Máš. With that song, he had represented Slovakia in the 1996 Eurovision Song Contest, reaching the 18th place. The next semi-final will be broadcast on Monday, February 23rd. Stay with us for more information on the Slovak selection!