Slovakia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012

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Eurovision Song Contest 2012
Country  Slovakia
National selection
Selection process Internal Selection
Selection date(s) 7 March 2012
Selected entrant Max Jason Mai
Selected song "Don't Close Your Eyes"
Finals performance
Semi-final result Failed to qualify (18th, 22 points)
Slovakia in the Eurovision Song Contest
◄2011 2012 2013►

Slovakia participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 in Baku, Azerbaijan. The Slovak entry was selected through an internal selection, organised by the Slovak broadcaster Radio and Television Slovakia (RTVS). Max Jason Mai represented Slovakia with the song "Don't Close Your Eyes", which failed to qualify from the second semi-final, achieving 18th place with 22 points.[1][2]

Internal selection[edit]

Decision to participate[edit]

On 8 October 2011, RTVS announced its withdrawal from the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 to focus on other shows.[3] Two days later, RTVS released an official communiqué stating that their participation was yet to be decided.[4]

On 16 November 2011, RTVS confirmed Miro Šmajda to be the Slovak artist in Baku.[5] Two days later, Šmajda's management claimed RTVS's confirmation as "misunderstood". After this, rumours about Slovakia's withdrawal grew.

On 20 December 2011, Slovakia's participation in the Eurovision Song Contest in Baku was confirmed by RTVS.[6] The entry would be selected internally.


It was announced that the artist would be present at a press conference on 1 March 2012.[7] But the press conference was postponed to 7 March 2012.[8]

On 7 March 2012, Miro Šmajda alias Max Jason Mai was announced to represent Slovakia in Baku. He performed the song Don't Close Your Eyes.[9][10]

At Eurovision[edit]

Slovakia competed in fifteenth position in the second semi-final, on 22 May, but did not qualify for the final. They ended up in last place with 22 points.

Points Awarded to Slovakia[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

Points Awarded by Slovakia[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Eurovision Song Contest 2012 Semi-Final (2)". 
  2. ^ Brey, Marco (7 March 2012). "Max Jason Mai goes for Slovakia". 
  3. ^ Hondal, Victor (8 October 2011). "Slovakia withdraws from Eurovision 2012". Retrieved 19 March 2012. 
  4. ^ Hondal, Victor (10 October 2011). "Slovakia: 2012 participation "yet to be decided"". Retrieved 19 March 2012. 
  5. ^ Hondal, Victor (16 November 2011). "Miro Šmajda to represent Slovakia in Baku". Retrieved 19 March 2012. 
  6. ^ Jiandani, Sanjay (20 December 2011). "Slovakia confirms participation in Baku!". Retrieved 19 March 2012. 
  7. ^ Jiandani, Sanjay (31 January 2012). "Slovakia: Official announcement on March 1st". Retrieved 19 March 2012. 
  8. ^ Jiandani, Sanjay (2 March 2012). "Slovakia: Press conference on March 7th". Retrieved 19 March 2012. 
  9. ^ Jiandani, Sanjay (7 March 2012). "Slovakia: Max Jason Mai to Baku!". Retrieved 19 March 2012. 
  10. ^ Brey, Marco (7 March 2012). "Max Jason Mai goes for Slovakia". European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 19 March 2012.