It’s been a long three years since we last saw Slovakia at Eurovision and Max Jason Mai filled Baku’s Crystal Hall with the hard rock soundings of “Don’t Close Your Eyes”. Alas, Europe ignored his pleas and he came bottom of the second semi-final.
Back then we asked if he was more than a pair of pecs, but fast forward to the present and we barely recognise him. His blonde locks are gone, and now he wears a shirt at least 90% of the time. The Slovak star has also reverted to using his original name – Miro Smajda. His sound has evolved too. It’s still rock, but he’s mellowed considerably.
Earlier this month, Miro joined forces with the Czech band Terrapie to release “Kazdy Den” (Everyday). The summer track (hurry up guys, the season is almost over) tries to convince us to live every day like it’s our last. It’s a great motto to live by and makes for a powerful anthem. Does Miro’s softer sound convince y’all? Or would you rather see the screams return? Let us know below!
Miro Smajda & Terrapie “Kazdy Den” Official Video
#InterestingFact: The roof-top used in the video is the exact same one where we interviewed the Czech singers Marta Jandova and Vaclav Barta last April. Could it be the region’s new Eurovision hotspot?