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