It’s the TWiinS for Slovakia!
After a game of hot-and-cold that would make Katy Perry’s head spin, Slovakia decided to participate in Eurovision 2011 (as opposed to paying a hefty fine imposed by the EBU for a late withdrawal). In order to save money and resources, the Slovak broadcaster decided to go with an internal selection this year, as opposed to the full preselections that we’ve seen from them in 2009 and 2010. After a few weeks of rumors that last year’s runner-up Mista or the local “Idol” winner would represent the country in Germany, it was officially announced today that 24-year-old sisters Daniela and Veronika Nízlová, better known to the world as “TWiiNS” would represent their homeland with the song “I’m Still Alive”. (Sadly, my favorite, Tomáš Bezdeda, wasn’t on the shortlist this year.) Daniela and Veronika are no strangers to the Eurovision experience; they were backup singers for the Czech Republic’s 2008 entry, “Have Some Fun” by Tereza Kerndlová. (Then again, knowing that “Have Some Fun” came in second-to-last place in its semifinal, I’m not sure if the Nízlovás would willingly admit their prior participation…)
The song will be premiered on March 5th, when the girls will perform during the Miss Slovakia Universe Pageant.
To hold us over until then, here’s another single from the TWiiNS:
So, it looks like we’re up for an epic battle between the TWiiNS and Jedward: which pair of genetic doubles will reign supreme?!