2010: Kristína Pelaková - Horehronie

Kristína was born in 1987 near the eastern Slovak city of Košice.  She met Martin Kavulič when she was at school, while learning singing, dance and the piano.

Her first single "I’m yours" was released in 2007, and this was followed by her début album "…ešte váham" ("I’m undecided") in 2008, which went platinum.  Her hits "Ešte váham" and "Vráť mi tie hviezdy" "Give me back the stars" have received over 5 million hits on Youtube.

Last summer she started work in her second album, from which the first single reached Number One, and also reached the Top 10 in the Czech Republic.

Her influences and idols include Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears and Destiny’s Child.

Participant Profile

  • Year 2010
  • Song title Horehronie
  • Song writer(s) Martin Kavulič, Kamil Peteraj
  • Language Slovakian
  • Video

In the semi final

  • Which semi final? Semi-Final 1
  • Starting position 4
  • About the selection

    Slovakia had a three stage national selection, consisting of six quarter-finals, and two semi-finals, with the grand final on 27 February.  Sixty songs were whittled down to twelve for the final, which ended in a tie.  However, Kristína won the crucial public SMS vote, placing her above second place Mista.

    Former Maltese entrant Fabrizio Faniello, along with his sister Claudia provided pre-contest and interval act entertainment during the final.

    Kristína is joined on stage by backing vocalist Hanka Servická and four dancers.

  • About the song

    Horehronie is an ethnic song about the beauty of the Slovak countryside.  Horehronie itself is an area in the centre of the country, high in the valley of the Upper River Hron.  As Slovakia is near the centre of Europe, and Horehronie is in the centre of Slovakia, it follows that Horehronie is at the very heart of Europe.

    Kristína sings about how much she loves her country, and would not want to live anywhere else.

  • Lyrics

    Keď sa slnko skloní na Horehroní
    Chce sa mi spievať, zomrieť aj žiť
    Keď sa slnko skloní na Horehroní
    Túžim sa k nebu priblížiť

    Na tráve ležím a snívam 
    O čom sama neviem    
    V tom vánku, čo ma kolíše  
    Keď je slnko najnižšie    

    Najkrajšie stromy sú na Horehroní 
    To tiché bratstvo vraví poď   
    Sem sa vždy vrátim keď ma niečo zroní  
    Vravia to stromy: z piece zhoď    

    Na tráve ležím a snívam   
    O čom sama neviem    
    V tom vánku, čo ma kolíše   
    Keď je slnko najnižšie     

    Á... haleluja...     

    Keď sa slnko skloní na Horehroní  
    Tam niekde v ďiaľke náš zvon zvoní   
    Keď má ma to bolieť tak nech ma bolí  
    Raz sa to stratí do čiernej hory   

    Na tráve ležím a snívam   
    Oči tíško plačú    
    V tom vánku, čo ma kolíše   
    Keď je slnko najnižšie     

    Á... á... á... á...     

    Na tráve ležím a snívam   
    Oči tíško plačú    
    V tom vánku, čo ma kolíše   
    Keď je slnko najnižšie     

    Najkrajšie stromy sú na Horehroní
  • Lyrics in English

    When the sun goes down in Horehronie
    I want to sing, die and live
    When the sun goes down in Horehronie
    I wish I could get closer to the sky

    I'm lying on the grass and dreaming
    Of what, I don't even know
    In the breeze that gently sways me
    When the sun is at its lowest point

    The most beautiful trees are in Horehronie
    A silent brotherhood is telling that
    I come back here when I feel sad
    The trees are saying: shake it off

    I'm lying on the grass and dreaming
    Of what, I don't even know
    In the breeze that gently sways me
    When the sun is at its lowest point

    Ah... hallelujah...

    When the sun goes down in Horehronie
    Out there somewhere far away our bell is ringing
    When it hurts, let it hurt
    One day it will vanish in the black mountain

    I'm lying on the grass and dreaming
    My eyes are crying softly
    In the breeze that gently sways me
    When the sun is at its lowest point

    Ah... ah... ah... ah...

    I'm lying on the grass and dreaming
    My eyes are crying softly
    In the breeze that gently sways me
    When the sun is at its lowest point

    The most beautiful trees are in Horehronie