Unlike in the two previous years, Slovakia will decide upon the song they will send to Düsseldorf internally. The budget limitations and the merger between the radio and television services make it impossible for RTVS to hold a multi-show televised selection.
The date given by the Slovak public television broadcaster RTVS is February 18th.In slightly more than two week's time, we will know who will represent the central European country in Düsseldorf and the song they will sing.
Slovakia decided to withdraw from Eurovision by the end of last year, but still they submitted application to the EBU and in fact were included in the official list of participating countries for 2011. The intention of pulling out of the contest was confirmed on January 7th, in the frame of the merger between the television and radio services and financial problems. In the end, Slovakia will be represented in Germany.
Slovakia was drawn to participate in the first half of the second semifinal, to be held on May 12th.