TWiiNS

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TWiiNS
Twiins at ESC 2011.jpg
Background information
Born (1986-05-15) 15 May 1986 (age 29)
Hronský Beňadik, Slovakia
Genres Pop, dance-pop
Years active 2000-present
Website http://www.twiinsmusic.com/
Members Daniela Jančichová
Veronika Nízlová

TWiiNS are a Slovak twin pop duo consisting of sisters Daniela Nízlová and Veronika Nízlová who were born on 15 May 1986 in Hronský Beňadik.[1] They are best known for representing Slovakia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 with the song "I'm Still Alive".

The twins were background singers and dancers for Tereza Kerndlová, the Czech entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 2008. The duo are known for their cover of Italian singer Sabrina Salerno's Boys (Summertime Love) under the title Boys, Boys, Boys featuring German rapper Carlprit in January 2010.

TWiiNS released a song featuring American rapper Flo Rida in 2012, called One Night Stand. They performed on his shows in Germany, where he spoke about their collaboration, and also in Miami, FL. TWiiNS are working on their second English singing album in Los Angeles, CA. They are working with American songwriter and producer Bryan Todd who worked also with The Pussycat Dolls singer Ashley Roberts.

Career[edit]

They started to sing earlier than they started to speak. They attended the same schools and had a shared dream of becoming an international pop duet. At the completion of secondary school, the girls decided to attend Comenius University of Management. This move would help them manage their prospective music careers and both graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in management.

Shortly after completing school in 2000, the pop sensations were scouted by a major Slovakian record label that went on to offer them a recording deal. The TWiiNS formed a joint venture and released four albums for which they were awarded three Golden and one Platinum record. The girls went on to host their own TV show “Hitbox” for four years on TV Markiza. In the meantime they also made their acting debut playing leading roles as Tereza in the musical “Rebelove” showcased in Prague’s Broadway Theatre and in Bratislava as well.

Eurovision 2011[edit]

They represented Slovakia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 with their song, "I'm Still Alive", which failed to qualify for the final. Despite this, they still gave Slovakia their best result since re-entering the competition in 2009. The song was co-written and produced by Bryan Todd.[1]

The song went to no.18 in Slovakia.[2]

Fourth studio album: 2012-present[edit]

In November 2013, the group released the single "One Night Stand" featuring American rapper Flo Rida which reached number 3 in the Japanese charts and 69 in Poland.

Personal life[edit]

On May 15, 2010, Daniela Nízlová (now Jančichová) got married to TWiiNS manager Braňo Jančích.

Discography[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
SK JP
"Compromise" 2009 4 -- Compromise
"Slip of the Tongue" 2009 18 -- Compromise
"Boys Boys Boys" 2011 30 -- Compromise
"I'm Still Alive" 2011 14 -- --
"One Night Stand" (ft. Flo Rida) 2014 -- 3 --
"SAGAPO" 2015 -- -- --
  • Tweens (2000)
  • Máme čas... (2001)
  • Škrtni zápalkou (2003)
  • Láska chce viac (2005)
  • Compromise (2009)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Busa, Alexandru (2011-02-18). "TWiiNS to represent Slovakia in Düsseldorf". ESCToday. Retrieved 2011-02-18. 
  2. ^ IFPI Slovakia Track Info: TWiiNS, "I'm Still Alive"

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Kristina
with Horehronie
Slovakia in the Eurovision Song Contest
2011
Succeeded by
Max Jason Mai
with Don't Close Your Eyes