After several false starts and announcements of withdrawal, Slovakia’s broadcaster RTVS today revealed that The Twiins will be flying the flag for their country in Germany in May.
Slovakia’s history in Eurovision has been patchy to say the least. Since they returned in 2009, they’ve yet to secure a place in the Saturday night final. A merger of the Slovak radio and television stations at the start of 2011 threatened the country’s participation in the contest in Düsseldorf.
However, in a press conference today, merged broadcaster RTVS today said that that The Twiins will represent Slovakia, and it is likely that the song I’m still alive written by Brano Jancich, Bryan Todd and Sandra Nordstrom will be sent. The song will be premiered on the TV channel Jednotka on 5 March.
The Twiins were backing singers to the Czech Republic’s Tereza Kerndlová in Belgrade in 2008. In 2009, they produced an English language album Compromise which included a cover of the Sabrina song Boys boys boys. They were guests at last years Slovak national final (won by Kristína) and have previously suggested they’d like to represent their country at Eurovision.
RTVS also announced that if the Twiins are unable to participate, Mista has been chosen as a back-up, and will perform Vendetta.
Slovakia will perform in the first half of the second semi-final, on 14 May.