The Czech Republic may not have that many notches on its belt, but everybody loves the underdog, and we’re keeping our fingers crossed that this year, it makes it into the top percentile. Each year, ČT holds a national selection that determines who will go on to represent it in Eurovision. Earlier this Eurovision season, Mikolas Josef won the majority vote, and while we’re keeping our eyes on the future, let’s take a look at ČT’s ESC past...
Kabát "Malá dáma" (2007)
This song was undeserving of its bottom ranking. I mean, look at those glamorous manes. These guys look like the toughest dudes in town, and their song, which translates to “Little Lady”, tells the tale of a woman who could make a man, who didn’t like to, dance. To date, this is the only song that is sung in the Czech language.
Tereza Kerndlová "Have Some Fun" (2008)
Looking to have some fun? Tereza and her backup singers are the ladies to see! But while their live performance was flashy, fabulous and most definitely fun, their voices were a little muted by the music. For those of you who feel a little robbed by the live show, enjoy their acapella interpretation:
Gipsy.cz "Aven Romale" (2009)
Hats off to the quirkiest entry in possibly all of Eurovision history. Gipsy.cz bust out on stage in a superhero suit, though they kind of looked like they were meant for a little kid at bedtime. And with a kind of intense childlike energy, the song will definitely have you clapping along at the very least.
Marta Jandová & Václav Noid Bárta "Hope Never Dies" (2015)
After a too-long hiatus, Czech Republic returned to Eurovision with not one but two phenomenal singers and the latter actually had a hand in writing the song. Their dramatic performance made everyone feel pumped up and optimistic about whatever the might have been losing hope over.
Gabriela Gunčíková "I Stand" (2016)
Gabriela was another heavy hitter who blew us off our feet with her breathtaking song. The music video is also a huge treat to watch, as it creates this surreal mood that perfectly accompanies Gabriela’s voice. Her flair for the artistic appears in both the presentation of the song and her delivery of its lyrics. In fact, this video earned the most amount of views for its country at well over five million.
Martina Bárta "My Turn" (2017)
Martina also came through with a creative music video, though hers was much simpler in terms of the concept. The choreography and the models who performed around a singing Martina all added these very human, natural and raw characteristics that made the song pack even more of a punch.
It seems that over the years, Czech Republic has built more and more favor with fans around the world, and maybe this year, underdog Mikolas will steal everyone’s heart.
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