Slovakia: Final line-up decided after fifth semi-final

This year, the Slovak public broadcaster STV will take part in the Eurovision Song Contest again, after ten years of absence. In order to find a singer and song to represent the country in Moscow, STV decided to organise a public national final. As many high-quality songs have been received, five semi-finals have been organised. In every semi-final, two finalists were 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):

  • Peter Cmorík Band - Keď Spíš (3rd place in televoting)
  • PapaJam - Nemusíš Sa Báť (11th place in televoting)
  • Michal Chrenko - Proti Prúdu (7th place in televoting)  - jury choice
  • TH13th (Štvrtok Trinásteho) - Všetko Je Inak (8th place in televoting)
  • Kamil Mikulčík & Nela Pocisková - Leť Tmou (1st place in televoting)
  • Metalinda - Chcem Pre Teba Žiť (4th place in televoting)
  • Alena Kortis - Zbláznený Za Láskou (10th place in televoting)
  • Dolores - Kto Nám Slabým Odpustí (5th place in televoting)
  • Smola A Hrušky - Na Čom Záleží (6th place in televoting)
  • Natália Hatalová - Spím (9th place in televoting)
  • Desmod & Lucia Nováková - Posledná Minúta (2nd place in televoting)

Normally, each semi-final shoud feature ten contestants, but tonight, there was an eleventh one: Desmod & Lucia Nováková were originally supposed to perform in the first semi-final, but the singer Desmod had to be hospitalized after an accident during the rehearsals, so they got another opportunity tonight - and they made use of it! They reached the second place in the televoting and, thus, made it to the final along with Kamil Mikulčík & Nela Pocisková (pictured), who came first. The jury picked Michal Chrenko as an additional finalist.

Now that all five semi-finals have taken place, the full line-up of the Slovak national final is decided (in order of appearance):

  1. VIP - Hviezdy
  2. Andrea Zimányiová - Prines Si Ten Kľúč
  3. Robo Šimko & MassRiot - Môj Anjel Spí
  4. Zachariáš Hubáček - Bolo Bolo
  5. Martina Schindlerová - Krídla
  6. Mukatado - Ja Sa Mám
  7. Tomáš Bezdeda - Každý Z Nás
  8. Robo Opatovský - Prší
  9. Desmod & Lucia Nováková - Posledná Minúta
  10. Peter Bažík & Andrea Sulovská - Nebudem Stáť
  11. Janais - Taram Ta Rej
  12. Mária Čírová - Búrka
  13. Kamil Mikulčík & Nela Pocisková - Leť Tmou
  14. Michal Chrenko - Proti Prúdu
  15. Komajota - 7 Nocí

On Sunday, March 8th the singer and song to represent Slovakia in the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest will be picked. Stay with us for more information on the Slovak national selection!

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