Slovakia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011

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Eurovision Song Contest 2011
Country  Slovakia
National selection
Selection process Internal Selection
Selection date(s) 5 March 2011
Selected entrant TWiiNS
Selected song "I'm Still Alive"
Finals performance
Semi-final result Failed to qualify (13th)
Slovakia in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Slovakia participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Düsseldorf, Germany, selecting their entry internally.[1] This was the country's sixth participation in the contest since 1994.

Selection procedure[edit]

Slovakia initially stated that they would not be participating in the 2011 contest on 1 December 2010 due to financial problems despite the great popularity of the contest in the country.[2] STV hoped that they would be able to participate in the contest once again in 2012. However, on 31 December 2010, the EBU announced that STV were now willing to participate in the 2011 contest. Slovakia was the final country to confirm participation in the 2011 contest. Slovakia decided to take part in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in order to avoid paying a fine.[3]

For the first time after returning to the Eurovision Song Contest in 2009, Slovakia selected its Eurovision entry through an internal selection. According to Alexandra Štullerová-Korenová, the person responsible for the Slovak selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2011, the artist representing the central European country would be revealed on 18 February.[4][5]

TWiiNS represented Slovakia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 with the song "I'm Still Alive".[6]

At Eurovision[edit]

Slovakia compete fifth in the second semi-final of the contest, on 12 May. They placed thirteenth with 48 points and failed to qualify for the final.

Points Awarded by Slovakia[7][edit]

Points Awarded to Slovakia (Semi-Final 2)
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bakker, Sietse (31 December 2010). "43 nations on 2011 participants list!". European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 31 December 2010. 
  2. ^ Hondal, Victor (1 December 2010). "Slovakia withdraws from Eurovision 2011". ESCToday. Retrieved 31 December 2010. 
  3. ^ Busa, Alexandru (17 January 2011). "Slovakia: Better in than paying fine". ESCToday. Retrieved 19 January 2011. 
  4. ^ Busa, Alexandru (21 January 2011). "Slovakia goes for internal selection". ESCToday.com. Retrieved 21 January 2011. 
  5. ^ Brey, Marco. "Slovakia: Internal selection for Düsseldorf". European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 31 January 2011. 
  6. ^ Busa, Alexandru (2011-02-18). "TWiiNS to represent Slovakia in Düsseldorf". ESCToday. Retrieved 2011-02-18. 
  7. ^ Eurovision Song Contest 2008