Kristína (singer)

Kristína Peláková (born 20 August 1987), professionally known as Kristína, is a Slovak singer. She is best known for representing Slovakia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 with the song “Horehronie”. The song placed 16th in the semi-final with a total of 24 points. Kristína is one of the most popular female artists in Slovakia and the Czech Republic, and has toured both countries on multiple occasions.

Kristína
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Kristína in Oslo in 2010
Background information
Birth nameKristína Peláková
Also known asKristína
Born (1987-08-20) 20 August 1987 (age 34)
Svidník, Czechoslovakia
OriginKošice, Slovakia
GenresPop
Occupation(s)Singer
InstrumentsVocals, Piano
Years active2007–present
LabelsH.o.M.E. Production, Brjan Music
Websitehttp://kristinamusic.sk/

Kristína started her career as a child singer, dancer and piano player in Svidník, Slovakia. Following the advice of her music teacher, she took singing as her major and attended the Conservatoire (Music School) in Košice. While studying, her favourite place in town was the Jazz Club, where she met Martin Kavulič. He became her producer and helped her to secure a contract with the record label H.o.M.E. Production.

Kristína’s debut single was "Som tvoja" featuring the rapper Opak, released in 2007. Her next single, named "Vráť mi tie hviezdy" became a hit in Slovakia the following year. Her début album "....ešte váham" was released in 2008.

In October 2010, her single "V sieti ťa mám" reached number one on the Slovak airplay chart, making it her third chart-topping single after "Horehronie" earlier that year and "Stonka" in 2009. In October 2010, she released her second studio album, also titled "V sieti ťa mám". It was well received by critics, who praised its contemporary production. Her single “Life Is A Game” was the official song of the 2011 Ice Hockey championship, held in Slovakia.

Since appearing at Eurovision, Kristína has continued to release music, including the compilation album “Tie Naj” in 2014. The album included the hit singles "Rozchodový reggaeton" and "Ta ne" which became her first top ten single in Poland. “Tie Naj” was subsequently certified platinum in Slovakia.

In 2017, Kristína released her fifth album “Mat Srdce” which included the Slovak top-ten singles “Si pre mna best” and “Laska bombova”. This was followed by her first children's album “Snívanky”, released in 2020.

CareerEdit

2010: Eurovision Song ContestEdit

Kristína won the national selection to represent Slovakia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 with her song "Horehronie". She got the largest share of television votes and came second in the jury vote. The title of the song, "Horehronie", refers to a rural region in Slovakia. The lyrics of the song tell the story of a heartbroken girl who finds solace in nature. The song was composed by her long-time producer Martin Kavulič.[1][2][3] The song peaked at number one on the Slovak airplay chart and became a very popular hit in Slovakia.[4] Despite this, Kristína failed to qualify from the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 semi-final finishing in 16th place. The music video for the song is one of the most viewed on the Eurovision YouTube channel.

2015: Tanec SnovEdit

In 2015, she was part of Slovak dancing competition Tanec Snov, where she was paired with dancer Karol Kotlár and finished as runner-up.

Week # Dance/Song Judges' score Result
Guest judge Ďurovčík Máziková Modrovský
1 Waltz/ "Unchained Melody" 6 4 6 4 No Elimination
2 Quickstep/ "You're the One That I Want" 8 6 7 6 Safe
3 Jive/"Marry You" 9 7 7 7 Safe
4 Samba/"Ai Se Eu Te Pego" 10 8 10 9 Safe
5 Slowfox/"The Pink Panther Theme"
Jive/"Let's Twist Again"
9
10
6
5
7
8
7
8
Safe
6 Salsa/"Conga"
Rumba/"Když muž se ženou snídá"
10
10
8
4
9
7
9
7
Safe
7
Semi-final
Cha-cha-cha/"Hey! Baby"
Folklore/Slovak traditional music
10
10
8
8
9
10
9
9
Safe
8
Final
Showdance/"A Little Less Conversation"
Samba/"Ai Se Eu Te Pego"
Sandungueo/"Crazy in Love"
10
10
10
9
10
9
9
10
10
9
10
10
Runner-up

DiscographyEdit

AlbumsEdit

  • ....ešte váham (2008)
  • V sieti ťa mám (2010)
  • Na slnečnej strane sveta (2012)
  • Tie Naj (2014)
  • Mat Srdce (2017)
  • Snívanky (2020)

SinglesEdit

Year Single Peak positions Album
CZ SK PL
50[5] 100[5] 50[6] 100[7] 40
2007 "Som tvoja" 13 34 ....ešte váham
2008 "Vráť mi tie hviezdy" 4 6
"Ešte váham" 5 59 6
2009 "Stonka" 5 28 1 4 V sieti ťa mám
2010 "Horehronie" 2 30 1 1
"Tak si pustím svoj song" 4 27
"V sieti ťa mám" 19 1 1
"Vianočná nálada" 43 1 10
2011 "Pri oltári" 7 33 1 10
"Tajná láska" 10 63
"Life Is A Game" 2 13 non-album single
2012 "Jabĺčko" 6 24 13 Na slnečnej strane sveta
"Viem lebo viem" 4 7
2013 "Život je vždy fajn" 20 94 6 68 Tie Naj
2014 "Rozchodový reggaeton" 16 68 12 94
"Navždy" 8 69 12
"Ta ne" 4 32 3
2015 "Na bieleho kona" 7 47 Mat Srdce
2016 "Si pre mňa best" 39 5 43
"Láska bombová" 42 3 39
"Vianočná jahoda" 43
2017 "Mat srdce" 12 72
"Sympatie" non-album singles
2019 "Ked nam dvom je do spevu"
2020 "Na dlani"

Other charted songsEdit

Year Single Peak positions Album
CZ SK
50[5] 100[8] 50[6] 100[7]
2012 "Ovoňaj ma ako ružu" 16 Na slnečnej strane sveta
"Ľudskosť" 28
2014 "Letím v duši" 10 Tie Naj
"Obyčajná žena" 39 12 non-album single

ToursEdit

  • 2010-12: Horehronie Tour (Czech Republic and Slovakia)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Slovakia sends Kristína to the Eurovision Song Contest ESCToday.com Archived 2010-03-02 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Brey, Marco (2010-02-27). "Kristína to represent Slovakia!". European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 2011-06-04. Retrieved 27 February 2010.
  3. ^ Biografia Archived 2009-07-15 at the Wayback Machine Kristina-music.sk
  4. ^ "IFPI SR". Archived from the original on 25 July 2015. Retrieved 5 June 2021.
  5. ^ a b c "ČNS IFPI". hitparada.ifpicr.cz.
  6. ^ a b Hitparad - Kristina . ifpicr.cz. Retrieved 5 June 2021 Archived 24 September 2015 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ a b Hitparad placements. ifpicr.cz. Retrieved 5 June 2021 Archived 12 November 2013 at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ "Poland Demographics Profile". indexmundi.com. Retrieved 5 June 2021.
Preceded by
Slovakia in the Eurovision Song Contest
2010
Succeeded by