The Czech Republic has but a few appearances at the contest, and has barely seen the grand final, with just one qualification and even then they ended up near the bottom. Suffice to say I think this year could be a very different story as they’ve got something really quite special this year. Can it live up to pre-contest hype and can the man behind their unlikely frontrunner status recover in time from a back injury incurred in rehearsals? Continue reading “Eurovision 2018 previews countdown: #3 CZECH REPUBLIC – Mikolas Josef – “Lie to Me””
After several attempts, the Czech Republic finally qualified for the grand final last year with a high quality ballad sung by Gabriela Gunčíková. While it did OK with juries, got no points from the public vote, which only goes to show that good songs often score much worse than they deserve. Can Germany-based jazz singer Martina Bárta score them another place in the final? Continue reading “Eurovision 2017 previews countdown: #34 CZECH REPUBLIC – Martina Bárta – “My Turn””
As we get closer to the top 10, we come to a country that has only 4 previous appearances at Eurovision, and is yet to make the final – Czech Republic. Or Czechia as it may soon be known as! The Czech Republic had a woeful time in their first three years, twice coming rock bottom in the semi-final. They then sat Eurovision out for a while, before returning last year with the wonderful Marta and super hunky Václav. They didn’t qualify (a travesty) but did secure their best result ever so the Czechs have returned with arguably their best song and singer to date – and it’s one of my favourites this year!
Continue reading “Eurovision 2016 previews countdown: #14 CZECH REPUBLIC – Gabriela Gunčíková – “I Stand””