Czech Republic: Martina Bárta to sing “My Turn” in Kyiv

Earlier in the month, Czech broadcaster CT confirmed their artist for Kyiv would be the jazz singer Martina Bárta. Now more details have emerged about her song for Kyiv. The song is titled “My Turn” and it’s a ballad.

Martina has been shooting the “My Turn” music video

Broadcaster CT filed a report from the “My Turn” music video shoot, which included snippets of Martina’s song. “My Turn” is said to explore the issue of intimacy in relationships. From the snippets, it appears to be a gentle ballad, suited to Martina’s classically trained vocal style.

The music video involves Martina performing the song while surrounded by underwear-clad models. But it’s not quite as saucy as it might sound — the models represent people of different genders, ethnicities and body shapes. Celebrate diversity, y’all!

In an earlier interview, Martina revealed that she had been offered two songs. One was a pop song in a Katy Perry style written by a Swedish team, and the other was “My Turn”. Her chosen song was written by a British team and Martina felt it was a better match for her style.

The full version of “My Turn” is expected to be released later in February. Watch the news report and listen to the song snippet here.

Czech Republic at Eurovision

Since their Eurovision debut in 2007, the Czech Republic has only competed five times — and not always with the best results.

After scored nil points in their semi-final in 2009, Czechia took a four-year break from the competition. They returned in 2015 in much stronger form.

In Vienna, Marta Jandova & Vaclav Noid Barta’s entry “Hope Never Dies” still didn’t qualify for the final, but it managed 13th place and was a fan favourite. Then in Stockholm, Gabriela Guncikova made history when she became the very first Czech act to reach the final with her power ballad “I Stand”.

What do you think of the “My Turn” snippets? Will Martina continue the Czech Republic’s comeback and place even better in Kyiv? Share your thoughts below!