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Friday, July 1, 2011

Tobson Ranking: #29 Slovakia

After two rather interesting entries since their comeback, Slovakia turned more mainstream. And it paid off. Sort of.

TWiiNS - I'm Still Alive (Slovakia 2011)

After Slovakia discovered they had withrawn after the deadline and would have to pay a large sum to the EBU regardless if they sent a song or not, these twins were selected internally to go to Düsseldorf.

Their song is an international product, sounding safe and familiar, like a million radio hits already do. The performance is secure and likeable, but somewhat lacking in temper and personality to crack the tv screen.

Going more middle-of-the-road was a good decision for Slovakia - even if they didn't qualify, they got more points and a much better rank than they have been used to in the past.

If they could manage to combine the quirk of previous years with a taste of safe and familiar, then we will soon see Slovakia in the final. And why not pretty high up in the result?

My grade: 2 / 5

1 comment:

  1. I'm glad we saw Slovakia this year. It was a copy of many other songs, very American sounding, but nothing there they should be ashamed of. It was never going to make the final, but it was three minutes better than some other ditties we saw.