It's been 10 years since we last had a Slovak competitor at the Eurovision Song Contest, when Katarína Hasprová sang “Modlitba” for the country in Birmingham. However, it seems that at long last, we will get a follow up to that song in Belgrade!
Elena Mallickova, head of international relations at Slovak broadcaster STV, has confirmed that STV is currently very interested in making a return to the contest in 2008. She stresses, however, that STV is one of the smallest members of the EBU in terms of revenue, and therefore finding the budget for it could be a struggle. Despite this, she remains hopeful that we could see a Slovak entry in 2008!
Whether or not there is space for Slovakia, however, remains a different issue. Svante Stockselius made comments suggesting that 42 is as much as the contest can take at the moment while in Helsinki, however he insisted this time last year that we would absolutely not see over 40 countries in Finland – so who knows how things will develop! esctoday.com will keep you posted on all events regarding 2008 participationas they unfold.