Live: Fifth semi final in Slovakia

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The fifth semi final of the Slovakian national final for the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest is about to be held. 11 acts will compete for the last three tickets to the national final.

Webcast

A webcast is available hereand should go live at 20:15 CET.

Participants

  1. Peter Cmorík BandKed spíš
  2. PapaJam – Nemusíš sa bát
  3. Michal Chrenko – Proti prúdom
  4. TH13TH– Všetko je inak
  5. Kamil Mikulcík & Nela PociskováLet tmou
  6. MetalindaChcem pre teba žit
  7. Alena KortisZbláznený za láskou
  8. DoloresKto nám slabým odpustí
  9. Smola a HruškyNa com záleží
  10. Natália Hatalová – Už spím
  11. Desmod & Lucia Nováková – Posledná minúta

LIVE

The show has started.

1. Peter Cmorík BandKed spíš

The show opens with a classic and straightforward rock song in a very US American style. The performance is kept simple and the vocals are strong, but the overall impression could be a bit more charismatic and more rockish to make the acts a bit more authentic.

2. PapaJam – Nemusíš sa bát

Another song in a US American style, but we are more in the hip hop genre this time. A rather professional performance that works with this entry. However, it can be questioned if the overall impression is strong enough to be lasting.

3. Michal Chrenko – Proti prúdom

Candles on pianos are a common theme in the Slovakian semi finals. Michal Chrenko performs a pop/rock ballad in a very emotional way but overall it might not be strong enough for the national final.

4. TH13TH– Všetko je inak

Another customary rock song, pretty much in the style of the first one tonight. The instrumental parts might bea bit too long an repetitive but the climax towards the end works very well. The performance is kept simple (despite some fire on stage) and could be a bit more of an eye-catcher.

5. Kamil Mikulcík & Nela PociskováLet tmou

The first duet of the evening. The song is very strong, but might be a bit too "lofty" for the Eurovision Song Contest these days. The vocals are very strong and so is the performance, even if the two singers do not really seem to sing together once in a while. Nevertheless, this is a very likely qualifier.

6. MetalindaChcem pre teba žit

The wind machine is back for the presentation of this rather tuneless pop/rock midtempo song. The singer is very self-confident on stage which does not really suit the overall impression. The vocals are not perfect and it is hard to believe that this song will reach the national final.

7. Alena KortisZbláznený za láskou

A r'n'b ballad now. The style suits the singer very well and she delivers the song in a very strong way. However, if this could stick in the heads of the televoters?

8. DoloresKto nám slabým odpustí

The melody of this song sounds a lot like a lullaby and the whole entry is very slow. Let's see of the televoters and jury will manage to stay awake to vote for it.

9. Smola a HruškyNa com záleží

It's time for something up-beat now. The band is joined on stage by the Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of company B who plays the trumpet like never before. The song is very entertaining and wakes the audience up after the eighth entry. Generally a nice little song that still might not be outstanding enough for the Eurovision Song Contest.

Unfortunately, we cannot provide commentary on the last two songs.

Kamil MikulÄ�ík & Nela Pocisková and Desmod & Lucia Nováková are the televoting qualifiers. Michal Chrenko is the jury choice.

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