Slovakia – Ending weeks of speculation, national broadcaster RTVS today confirmed that Max Jason Mai will represent Slovakia with the song “Don’t Close Your Eyes“. Also known as Miro Šmajda, Max Jason Mai (his real name) is well known in Slovakia as he was the runner-up of Czechoslovakian Idol in 2009. He has written the song himself and is a rock singer. Listen to his entry.
According to Eurovision.tv he describes himself as someone who “loves people with a sense of humour and the good things in life“, like music, sports, yoga, love, and nature. Talking about his music, he cites influences by a wide range of artists, like Led Zeppelin, Whitesnake, Alter Bridge, 30 Seconds To Mars, Dream Theater, Metallica, John Mayer, Enigma, Sade, Ennio Morricone, and even Antonin Dvorak.
Max Jason Mai wrote the music and lyrics of “Don’t Close You Eyes” himself. The song has been produced by Michael “Elvis” Baskette. Here it is:
Source – RTVS, Eurovision.tv
- Slovakia Confirms Participation (eurovisiontimes.wordpress.com)