Slovakia heading for MAXimal success

Slovakia heading for MAXimal success
Max Jason Mai. Photo: Peter Uhrin
Bratislava, Slovakia -

Max Jason Mai will represent Slovakia in Baku with an extravagant rock entry - learn more about the young singer, and watch yesterday's first live performance of Don't Close Your Eyes right here!

For Max Jason Mai, the road to Baku has been a long and hard way, not just literally: He was internally selected to represent Slovakia but, at the same time, had to agree to pay all the expenses of the participation himself.

From the very beginning, though, Max has believed in this unique opportunity and started to work hard to make this dream come true. He even sold his car to be able to travel to the US and record two songs - two potential Eurovision entries.

Back in Bratislava, he presented the two songs - a ballad and a crazy energetic rock song - to a jury at RTVS, the Slovak public broadcaster. They vote for the latter, and Don't Close Your Eyes is set to become the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest entry of the small Central European country.

Yesterday, Max performed his Eurovision entry for the first time live in front of a TV audience, on the public channel STV1. In his intoxicating performance, he was accompanied by his band, wearing white face masks. Max afterwards emphasized that his band will also support him on stage in Baku, but the details of his Eurovision Song Contest performance will remain a secret till the rehearsals. You can watch Max Jason Mai's live performance of Don't Close Your Eyes on Youtube:

Talking about his attitude and goals, Max says that he is a maximalist, and he is willing to take a risk. Even though many people in Slovakia think that he is crazy, he believes that this story will have a happy end for him, and he counts on the rock fans all over Europe to help him achieve it!

You want to find out more about Max' song, check out the preview video, read his biography, or learn the lyrics of Don't Close Your Eyes by heart? Then look no further - check out his participant profile on Eurovision.tv!


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  • Posted on 18 April 2012 at 18:53
    Definitely one of my favourites this year ♥
    I really like this song. Good luck Slovakia (: report to the moderator
  • Posted on 14 April 2012 at 11:43
    I hope this song gets to the finals at least ... :) ...Veľa šťastia Miro :) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 11 April 2012 at 00:52
  • Posted on 9 April 2012 at 01:30
    absolutely love it!! ;-} report to the moderator
  • Posted on 8 April 2012 at 17:15
    GOOD LUCK MIRO report to the moderator
  • Posted on 7 April 2012 at 21:33
    He's cute... Werkkkkkkkkk report to the moderator
  • Posted on 6 April 2012 at 15:52
    the best we have at home :D report to the moderator
  • Posted on 3 April 2012 at 22:31
    I don't want to be negative... but he is no Freddie Mercury if i put it like that... report to the moderator
  • Posted on 3 April 2012 at 18:48
    I hope so MAX, but i'm not confident, sorry.............. :((( report to the moderator
  • Posted on 3 April 2012 at 18:03
    I really like this song. Fresh and full of energy. And he looks great. His voice is totally great (do know what you complain about)
    For me should be the winner, but thats my personal view and I know vhow many old or mainstream people look Eurovision and likes to see from every country a ballad or a dancepopsong.

    But Eurovision for me means the plattform of every kind of music. And because of this I will vote this year for Slovakia. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 3 April 2012 at 17:58
    I really like this song. Fresh and full of energy. And he looks great.
    For me should be the winner, but thats my personal view and I know vhow many old or mainstream people look Eurovision and likes to see from every country a ballad or a dancepopsong.

    But Eurovision for me means the plattform of every kind of music. And because of this I will vote this year for Slovakia. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 3 April 2012 at 13:14
    My favourite this year ♥

    Good luck Slovakia (: report to the moderator
  • Posted on 3 April 2012 at 12:16
    One of my favourites this year! Hope Slovakia does well! :) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 3 April 2012 at 09:41
    A great rock song from Max Jason Mai, but my main concern is that the juries will see it as a whole load of noise. Anyway, good luck Slovakia! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 3 April 2012 at 09:07
    Good music... But awful voice. It is not enough strong... Sorry no to final.

    Anyway good luck report to the moderator