Vladimír ValovičBorn: May 9th, 1945, Čáry (Czechoslovakia, nowadays Slovakia)
Nationality: Slovak (until 1992: Czechoslovak)
Vladimir Valovič conducted three Slovak Eurovision entries, the first one being ‘Amnestia na neveru’, which was performed by Elán in the 1993 Eurovision pre-selection for the new EBU members from Eastern Europe; the Slovak rock ballad came just one point short of qualifying for the international final in Millstreet. One year later, the country made its official debut in the contest with Martin Ďurinda and his band Tublatanka and their composition, ‘Nekonečna pieseň’ – another rock anthem, which finished nineteenth. In 1998, on his birthday, Valovič led the Eurovision orchestra in Birmingham for ‘Modlitba’, a stylish yet much underrated ballad performed by Katarina Hasprová.
In due course, a more extensive biography of Vladimír Valovič will be published on this website