Radio SK, a new online Slovakian-Czech radio station is to launch in Dublin today, along with a search for new musical talent.
“The idea of launching a Talent Show came after reading a comment on Facebook. A Czech musician living in Ireland complained about being deprived of talent competitions here in Ireland,” a co-owner of Radio SK, Patrick Linhart, said.
“We liked the idea of a talent competition so much, that we immediately decided to launch a new radio station and fill in the gap in the Irish media market. The new Talent Show is open not only to Slovakian and Czech competitors, but also to talented Irish and foreigner musicians.
“After all, Dublin city and especially Grafton Street is the birthplace of new musical talents, such as Glen Hansard or Rodrigo and Gabriela,” Mr Linhart said, adding also that ‘the new radio will focus primarily on mainstream music and news”.
One of the special guests arriving from Slovakia to support the Talent Show is Jaro Slavik. He acts as a judge in the Czech and Slovak version of the worldwide show Got Talent. Two other finalists of the Czech and Slovakian Got Talent Show 2012, opera singer Joseph Pavlusík and talented musician Katarina Landlová, will be also singing at the end of opening ceremony.
The talent competition has already attracted several Slovakian and Irish musicians, each of them will be able to play live on air.
Media partners in the event are a major Slovakian news portal, Aktualne.sk, and the magazine, Slovak in Ireland, which covers the activities of the Slovakian community in Ireland.