The Slovak public broadcaster STV decided to organise a public national final to find a singer and song to represent the country in the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest. 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):
The two acts picked by the TV public were Janais and Martina Schindlerová (pictured), while the jury picked Zachariáš Hubáček as an additional finalist. In the interval, Sisa Sklovská, a well-known Slovak singer, performed.
The fifth and, thus, last semi-final will be broadcast on Sunday, March 1st. Stay with us for more information on the Slovak selection!