Slovakia will not be in Malmö

Slovakia will not be in Malmö

The Slovakian  public broadcaster RTVS (Radio and Television Slovakia) has informed and confirmed to that Slovakia and RTVS  will not participate at the forthcoming 2013 Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö, next May.

Slovakia debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1994 with Martin Durinda and Tublatanka, and is yet to win the Eurovision Song Contest. Slovakia has never qualified for the Eurovision Song Contest final since the semifinals have been introduced. Slovakia has participated 7 times at the Eurovision Song Contest: 1994, 1996, 1998, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012.


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Sanjay (Sergio) Jiandani
Sanjay (Sergio) Jiandani

Sanjay ( Sergio) joined in December 2006 as an editor. He was appointed as the Head of Press of in 2011. Sanjay has covered the Eurovision Song Contest live 14 times since 2000, having worked for several international magazines.


  1. Karl P.
    December 5, 2012 at 08:38

    Again!?! *cries* :( Slovakia please change your mind!

    I’ve said this before and I want to say it again, countries are suddenly withdrawing almost like some epidemic spread throughout the EBU area. :(

  2. Lina
    December 4, 2012 at 19:35

    Now its Greece and Cyprus turn to withdraw….

    • dimitris calling
      December 4, 2012 at 21:34

      showtime-cy says Cyprus is in!It was decided earlier today.We’ll see!

  3. dimitris calling
    December 4, 2012 at 17:54

    Sad news again!We are heading towards a record low participation record… :(

    • Surrey Guy
      December 5, 2012 at 18:10

      Well it would need to get down to 6 countries before it was a record low participation, so I think we are safe for the moment.

  4. dpgljslo
    December 4, 2012 at 17:32

    and soon we might read similare article about slovernia as well,…still not confirmed that we will be in 2013…

  5. dpgljslo
    December 4, 2012 at 17:31

    slovaška = slovenska republika / slovenska televizia
    slovenija = republika slovenija / televizija slovenija

  6. Ricky Slovenia
    December 4, 2012 at 17:26

    Sorry got that wrong

  7. Ricky Slovenia
    December 4, 2012 at 17:20

    Isn’t Slovenska Slovenia and not Slovakia?