Czech Republic

Up next is the Czech Republic! After joining the competition in 2007, the Czech republic has yet to make it through to the semi-finals. In fact due to doing so horribly, the public in the Czech republic had lost interest in the competition from 2010 through 2014. This year marks their return in hopes that this year is the first year they don’t do completely horribly.

They are sending Marta Jandová and Václav Noid Bárta to sing Hope Never Dies in hopes of getting the country at least somewhat close to getting through to the finals. Marta has been singing since 1993 and is actually best known for being in a German alternative metal band. She has actually done fairly well in the German charts when she has performed in the Bundesvision Song contest. Václav on the other hand has generally stayed within the Czech republic. He was part of a nu-metal group and only recently became a solo artist. He additionally has 1 album under his belt. Let’s here what song they have prepared for this years competition.


As we see the song itself isn’t very good. Although it was selected through an expert panel and was not voted on by the general public, the song itself doesn’t really draw the attention of anyone. Unless the singers can bring amazing voices and draw the audience in, I don’t see them going very far. In fact, I wouldn’t put much money on them getting farther than the semi-finals again unfortunately.

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