Max Jason Mai

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Max Jason Mai
Background information
Birth nameMiroslav Šmajda
Also known asMiro Šmajda, Max J Mai
Born (1988-11-27) 27 November 1988 (age 35)
Košice, Czechoslovakia
GenresPop, rock
Years active2009–present

Miroslav Šmajda (also known as Miro Šmajda and Max J Mai, born 27 November 1988 in Košice, Czechoslovakia) is a Slovak singer living in Prague. He represented Slovakia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 with the song "Don't Close Your Eyes".[1]

Life and career[edit]

Šmajda grew up in eastern Slovakia with his mom, his father is Czech. Šmajda finished in second place in the Czech and Slovak casting show SuperStar in 2009.[2] In November 2010, he released his first solo album Čo sa týka lásky (Regarding Love) and in 2013 his second album In 2015 he released a debut album Terrapie with his band Terrapie and in 2018 album Je Tu Léto with Czech legendary rock/country band Walda Gang [cs].[3]

In November 2011, Slovak broadcaster RTVS announced that he was picked to represent his home country in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012.[4][5] In Baku he sang his song "Don’t Close Your Eyes" under his stage name Max Jason Mai, and finished in 18th (last) place in his semi-final, thus failing to make the grand final.[5]



Solo albums
  • Čo sa týka lásky (2010)
  • (2013)
Albums with bands
  • Terrapie (2015)
  • Walda Gang - Je tu Léto (2018)
  • Terrapie - TBA (2021)


Solo singles
  • "Last Forever"
  • "Baby"
  • "Pod vodou"
  • "Loneliness"
  • "Nostalgie"
  • "Každý Deň"
  • "Miluj"
  • "Don't Close Your Eyes" (as MAXJMAI)
Terrapie singles
  • "Narkoman"
  • "Do Pekla Jo"
  • "Sněhurva"
  • "Tam Život Je Fajn"
  • "Pán Prctenů"
  • "Až Roztaje Sníh"


  1. ^ Max Jason Mai Slovakian singer – profile Archived 17 February 2021 at the Wayback Machine BBC News 17 February 2021
  2. ^ "Slovakia sends Max Jason Mai – Don't Close Your Eyes". Archived from the original on 8 February 2021. Retrieved 17 February 2021.
  3. ^ "Slowakei: Max Jason Mai". Archived from the original on 1 December 2020. Retrieved 17 February 2021.
  4. ^ Max Jason Mai (Slovakia): 'Don't Close Your Eyes' – performed in semifinal Archived 28 May 2012 at the Wayback Machine BBC News Retrieved 17 February 2021
  5. ^ a b "Max Jason Mai – Slovakia – Baku 2012". Archived from the original on 15 October 2018. Retrieved 17 February 2021.

External links[edit]

Media related to Max Jason Mai at Wikimedia Commons