After three hilariously bad songs and five years of inactivity at Eurovision, the Czech Republic is back. And today state broadcaster CT announced that Ondrej Soukup will (hopefully) write the song to bring the Czech Republic back to the final (or at least to a finish higher than second-to-last). He’s a renowned composer, an X Factor judge, and has worked with popular artists like Ewa Farna. Renaissance. Man.
Ondrej Soukup – An Impressive Name In Czech Music
Since graduating from the Prague Conservatory in 1975, Soukup has built an impressive résumé that includes work as a soundtrack composer for over twenty films. He has even won a Czech Lion Award for Best Song for the films “Nejasná zpráva o konci svjeta” and “Tmavomodrý svjet”. He’s also collaborated with Lucie Bíla, and judged the Czech versions of SuperStar and X-Factor. He’s a straight talker, so will surely let the country’s Eurovision singer know what he thinks — and dislikes.
His best known work is with Ewa Farna. He composed her hit “Jaky to je”.
Soukup will compose three songs over the next two weeks, while his colleagues may or may not compose two more. After they send the songs to CT, they will bow out of the process. At that point, an internal jury will choose the song and the artist.
Do you think this formula will bring success? Or will CT flop once again?