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?

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Steven
Steven
6 years ago

Err rock people are kind off amazing.

WTF
WTF
6 years ago

@#MarioVision: You may despise it but the hard rock/metal stuff legendary bands have released through the years is far better than anything that has ever participated in ESC. That is unarguable.

Slatka
Slatka
6 years ago

@mario
Quite a few of my friends listen to metal and even screamo music. My brother is in a metal band and not one person associated in either circles are satinists. You need to shut your mouth on subjects you know absolutely nothing about.
Those satinists are a small minority within the metal industry.
You are ignorant and you are just throwing comments out based on assumption.

#MarioVision
#MarioVision
6 years ago

@ Oh please…I’m NOT ignorant…And i’m NOT stereotyping actually…
That is just real true fact…You really don’t wanna know about the inner world of the minds that most of these hard rockers carry…Just an ugly mess..
I even feel fear & turned off by these dark people…I certainly wouldn’t want to have any social interaction with them in real life..

Slatka
Slatka
6 years ago

Mario don’t be ignorant, you’re just stereotyping.

#MarioVision
#MarioVision
6 years ago

@ Well I did not really mean that he is literally satanist though..
But many heavy metal rockers like him are satanists in reality..

MQNDE
MQNDE
6 years ago

I have no idea why they left out Š since he is Šmajda not Smajda, it makes no sense. Also I hope Slovakia returns to the contest with Celeste Buckingham

Slatka
Slatka
6 years ago

@mario just because he is into metal doesn’t make him a ‘satanist’

#MarioVision
#MarioVision
6 years ago

He has so beautiful face & body but he just prefered to become hard rock metal ‘satanist’…What a shame & what a waste.. Im not into heavy rock at all & i despise this ‘music’ genre…Just annoying noise 4 my ears.. I didn’t like both his esc song of 2012 & this one.. 4 the sake of it Max Jason Mai should do an total makeover & change his identity to a much more friendly one…A great step would be to quit hard rock music & his band… I would like 4 him to become like : Ryan Dolan &… Read more »

Steven
Steven
6 years ago

His entry in 2012 was in my top 5 for that year. Loved it but I feel that Europe just didn’t get it. Last place in the semi was a real injustice.