On 8 October 2011, RTVS announced its withdrawal from the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 to focus on other shows. Two days later, RTVS released an official communiqué stating that their participation was yet to be decided.
On 16 November 2011, RTVS confirmed Miro Šmajda to be the Slovak artist in Baku. 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. The entry would be selected internally.