2000 and Whatever – Slovakia

We may not get to see our 2020 favourites take to the stage, but that doesn’t mean we can’t reminisce on our Eurovision favourites. This series is aimed to discover the team’s favourite entries from the 21st century, from 2001 to 2019.

In collaboration with ESCDaily, we will be reviewing some of their 21st Century favourites, while over on their site, you will find their reviews of our favourites!

Below our reviews, you will find a poll where you can vote for your favourite Eurovision entry from the 21st Century.


Anita Reviews Dennis’ 21st Century Favourite

Kristína Peláková – Horehronie | 16th place, 24 points (Semi-Final)

This certainly seems like the option that most people would select when it comes to Slovakia, and with so few songs to choose from, I don’t blame them for landing on Horehronie. With that said, it’s not just the only ‘decent’ option, but this is a good song in its own right, and many still claim that this should have made it into the final. Do I agree with that sentiment? Well, not completely. I think it should have achieved a higher result, but I still feel it was lacking. The highlight for me was actually the stage show and costuming – absolutely stunning. The song had nice moments, but fell flat. I’d love to see Slovakia return with a fresh perspective, because I think they could offer a lot to the contest.

Joshua Reviews Brandon’s 21st Century Favourite

Kristína Peláková – Horehronie | 16th place, 24 points (Semi-Final)

I feel like this is a very underrated entry, and is a great example of what Slovakia brought to Eurovision. The fairytale-like nature of the song, combined with its ethnic influence is a well taken risk. It’s by no means a perfect song, but arguably the best entry that Slovakia has sent. big tick for singing in Slovakian, too.

What does the ESCDaily team think of our 21st Century favourites? Make sure to head over to escdaily.com to find out!

Vote for your favourite entry from Slovakia below: