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