We are still celebrating last week’s shocking return of the Czech Republic, a country that (almost) swore off Eurovision forever. They have promised us an internal selection this year, and we hope that helps them avoid yet another trainwreck performance. After all, their best placement to date is second-last—in a semi! To lend (the broadcaster) a helping hand, we have found six artists we believe could quintuple the Czech Republic’s current points total.

Markéta Irglová

Markéta is one of the Czech Republic’s most famous artists on an international level. Best known for her starring role in the Irish musical film Once (later adapted as a Broadway musical), she won an Oscar for Best Original Song for the duet “Falling Slowly”. Her style, which is very sophisticated and indie, would be a hit with those who like ballads, and she would certainly be a qualifier.

AquaBabes

On the other end of the spectrum is the girl band AquaBabes. Basically a Czech version of the Spice Girls, they rose to prominence after their first video, Nerikej mi baby (Don’t Call Me Baby), got four-and-a-half million hits on YouTube. Eurovision is a heaven for dance music, and the group would fit right in!

Lucie Vondracková

One of Prague’s most prestigious actresses and singers, Lucie does it all. She sings pop (Láska umí víc), throws dance parties (Zombie), croons about love (Ten, kdo ma te rad), and even performs in kid’s movies (Kdy vzlétnu já). If she can be that versatile, she can find a high-placing song for the Czech Republic without even batting an eye!

David Deyl

David Deyl is quite a hunk, but also a very talented man. He has released several songs, such as Akorát, Snum se neubránímPocitam, and Ted’ hned. He sings ballads, but who doesn’t love a slow song by a sexy guy?

Ben Cristovao

A hip-hop artist of Angolan descent, Cristovao is best known for his appearance on Cesko Slovensko SuperStar. He has made three albums, the most recent of which, entitled Made in Czechoslovakia, was released this year. His most notable works are Tezky Vahy (a workout anthem), Chci (a duet with Monika Bagarová), and Bomby (whose award-winning music video was supposed to encourage higher voting turnout in 2013).

Lenny

This talented artist from Prague is only twenty years old, but she has already had a great start to her career. She has toured North America, Australia, and Europe playing piano, placed in the semi-finals of the International Songwriting Competition in 2013, and signed to the Czech Republic’s branch of Universal Music. That’s a lot more than other twenty year olds have done! Some of her songs, which are mostly indie pop, include the EP “Fighter“, “Letter to You“, “All of This“, and “All My Love“.

Who do you think should represent the Czech Republic? Tell us in the comments!

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Daniel
Daniel
5 years ago

Falling slowly is one of my favourite songs of all time.

Annika
Annika
5 years ago

MARTA JANDOVÁ!

europa
europa
5 years ago

can’t believe glen and/or marketa have never been chosen for ireland. Fail, RTE, fail!

Digi
Digi
5 years ago

I think Czech Republic better used Bilingual Czech & English if represent Dance song. For Ballad is better if Czech full. I think Marketa,Lucie,& Lenny deserved to represent Czech Republic in Eurovision 2015 🙂

Vladimir
Vladimir
5 years ago

It seems that cultural ties between Czech Republic and Slovakia are very strong. I’m sort of surprised that the country (Czechoslovakia) got disintegrated.

beccaboo1212
5 years ago

My favorites are Lucie, AquaBabes, and Lenny. 🙂

LEAPerce
LEAPerce
5 years ago

Markéta is my total HERO. Once is such a beautiful movie and stage musical. Also, the lady who played her character in the West End of London on stage is Croatian, so I’m just PRAYING they randomly come back some time so she can song for them. The UK know her because she won the Laurence Olivier Award (top stage award in the uk) for her role and she’s amazing. Seriously though I’d cry with joy if Markéta got chosen. There’s SO many cult fans and followers of Once all over the world so she’d get so many votes from… Read more »

UOrated?
5 years ago

I hope for a rock band. Kabat was great

D
D
5 years ago

I’d love Lucie Vondrackova or Ewa Farna. I have a good feeling their return to ESC will be like Bulgaria or Malta’s return to JESC, or even Italy’s return to ESC in 2011. They wouldn’t return out of the blue like this unless they were gonna take it seriously.

davved
davved
5 years ago

well, on the positive side… anything beyond the last placements in the semifinal would be an improvement. would be fun to see the country place high in 2015.

from what I have heard from friends in the country.. the country doesnt care at all about ESC. most people do not even know what ESC is…

deli
deli
5 years ago

Tomas Klus?

Britz26
5 years ago

All of these except from Ben Cristovao 😉

William Lee Adams
Admin
5 years ago

Thanks, Adrien!

adrien
adrien
5 years ago

Here is the poll for Czech fans and they have very similar opinion, but they have some other favourites too:

http://escportal.cz/koho-chcete-za-ceskeho-reprezentanta/

VILIJA
VILIJA
5 years ago

DEBBI!