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.
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.
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.
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