In February Ceska Televize announced that Marta Jandova and Vaclav Noid Barta will represent the Czech Republic at Eurovision 2015 (following the country’s five-year absence from the contest). Today they finally revealed their entry “Hope Never Dies”. And we can happily say that it is an epic comeback!

You can listen to the song HERE!

The song tells the story of a couple facing difficulties, but in the end they overcome it to reach a happy end. It is powerful ballad enhanced by the incredible vocal combination of Vaclav and Marta. Their voices were meant for each other. And the song itself is breathtaking! “Hope Never Dies” was composed by Vaclav himself, while the text was written by Tereza Soralova.

Our reactions

Hope Never Dies – Lyrics

Wait for me, don’t cross the sea of pain
Wait for me, I’m lost I’ve gone astray
Ravens calling my name, their wings so dark
Soon they’ll take me away, I have their mark
They never miss their prey

There is no light to pray for
Cold and dim are the skies
Wounded lying
Running out of life
In your eyes I could see
Our hopes and our future
Now we must let go

Find me where the night turns into day
Your love as a torch shows us the way
How to be whole again

There is no light to pray for
Cold and dim are the skies
Wounded, lying
Running out of life
In your eyes I could see
Our hopes and our future
Now we must let go
Must let go, must let fade away
Or we can rise and fight

For a light to live for
Fire in our hearts
Through our pain
Through all the lies
We will walk, walk reborn
Hope never dies
Never let me go

 

What do y’all think about the song? Can it bring Czech Republic to the final? Let us know!

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Madla
5 years ago

Hey, I really like this song and I wish best to our czech singers!
Pro ?eské nadšence: Zvu vás k návšt?v? mého blogu, kde píšu o Eurovision. Spousta zajímavostí o ú?astnících! 🙂

Oostenrijk
Oostenrijk
5 years ago

These wiwi reviews are such a waste of lifetime. Completely clueless guys judge a song by their basic tastes and publish it on the internet and hope to become famous for that. It’s hilarious and repelling at the same time.

PP
PP
5 years ago

My TOP 29
1.Italy
2.Slovenia
3.Estonia
4.Serbia
5.Spain
6.Malta
7.Iceland
8.The Netherlands
9.United Kingdom
10.Romania
11.Belgium
12.Greece
13.Denmark
14.Switzerland
15.Moldova
16.France
17.Georgia
18.Cyprus
19.Belarus
20.Portugal
21.Poland
22.Lithuania
23.Portugal
24.Czech Republic
25.Hungary
26.F.Y.R Macedonia
27.Ireland
28.Latvia
29.Finland

Alex
Alex
5 years ago

This one transports me back to 2008. Seriously, it sounds like a Eurovision song which could’ve been heard in the 2008 contest, which is fine by me. That is to say, though, that it’s a typical Eurovision ballad. Vocalists stronger than usual, but they don’t really harmonize much at all in this one, which I find strange. In any case, it should provide for a really good live performance.

I actually agree with bavarson this time in that it’s reminiscent of Slovakia’s “Let’tmou,” but this entry’s vocalists have way more of a rock feel.

Leaf
Leaf
5 years ago

Love their rocky husky voices ….. They blend together beautifully !!!!
Better than Serbia, Greece, Romania, Hungary, Finland, UK, Portugal, Belarus, Malta, Germany and a few more.
I want them to connect and stage this the right way so it gets to be a bit more memorable !!!!!

Edward Nygma
Edward Nygma
5 years ago

First Romania and Poland, now Belgium and Czech Republic, we get a lot of good songs recently. It must be a compensation for UK. 🙂

Whoever said that CR 2015 reminds of Slovakia 2009 is right. I like both songs.

Titaniumsparrow
Titaniumsparrow
5 years ago

I don’t know..I don’t see this along it to the finals :/

Hebbuzz
Hebbuzz
5 years ago

I like it a lot

lollalo
lollalo
5 years ago

They are both one of best singers of this year edition. If you will hear Marta live, you will love her like whole Germany.

D
D
5 years ago

It’s very edgy and I do like that. I don’t think it has the potential to win like I had hoped when I heard of CR’s return but this definitely could qualify with the momentum they’ve built due to their return and the jury vote which I expect this to score high with. Surprisingly, I prefer Václav’s parts more than Marta’s.

cheesecake
cheesecake
5 years ago

Good song, good luck!

YoungsterJoey
YoungsterJoey
5 years ago

Not really liking their voices it. I think the song could work if they had the singers with the right voices. Who knows, maybe its a grower. But ESC night is only 1-time listen for most viewers.

ryanireland
ryanireland
5 years ago

there best song yet, and that’s saying a lot, will qualify but wont challenge

JESCGermany15
JESCGermany15
5 years ago

I like their song! Good luck neighbours, Czech Republic! You deserve the final! My Top 29 is now:
1.The Netherlands
2.Spain
3.Georgia
4.Switzerland
5.Slovenia
6.Serbia
7.Iceland
8.Malta
9.Belgium
10.Poland
11.FYR Macedonia
12.Czech Republic
13.Romania
14.Estonia
15.Portugal
16.Ireland
17.Lithuania
18.Latvia
19.Greece
20.Cyprus
21.France
22.Italy
23.United Kingdom
24.France
25.Denmark
26.Germany
27.Hungary
28.Moldova
29.Finland

Freyah
Freyah
5 years ago

I’d like to think that the Czech Republic will qualify this year. They may, but if they do they won’t probably make the left side in the final. But it’s not bad.

Semi 2 – My Rankings:
1) Lithuania
2) Malta
3) Ireland
4) Latvia
5) Iceland
6) Poland
7) Czech Republic
8) Slovenia
9) Portugal
10) Switzerland
11) Cyprus

If Norway pick “A Monster like me” though it’ll go to #1 (as may Sweden with “Heroes”)

Easpag
Easpag
5 years ago

I’m not sure about this one. It’s decent, but nothing special.

EF0912
EF0912
5 years ago

I feel like as though the song would be great as either of them going solo but now its a bit flat. I must say its getting harder and harder to rank the songs now as theyre all of a Strong calibre. I don’t think the problem is that this year is weak, it’s just that the songs (except Finland and UK) are about the same.

Alex
Alex
5 years ago

This is soo good. It’s a good sign that eurofans do not cream all over it. That means it won’t get the curse of the fan favorite.

Czech Republic will definitely qualify to the final. They need to make a spectacular performance

Mar
Mar
5 years ago

I don’t like it at all. It’s definitely the Czech Republic’s best effort so far, no doubt about that, but I feel like there is no hook to the song and it just drags on and on and on. I hate their voice too, they don’t match very well.

I do hope they qualify though, just for the sake of keeping the country in the contest the next year.

YoungsterJoey
YoungsterJoey
5 years ago

Still waiting on the song from the best duo in this competition: San Marino! lol, only kidding. But I am interested in SM’s song.

Deniz@TurkNL
5 years ago

I think everyone should just vote in the semifinal, because it is about keeping them in the contest. They can make the final and get some vote from everybody, just for the comeback.

Daniel
Daniel
5 years ago

Another meh for me.

Johnnyrapid
Johnnyrapid
5 years ago

horrible

Chris
Chris
5 years ago

It was really difficult for me to listen to the whole song. Sorry, the Czech Republic, but unfrotunately, it is a very dated song and I’m worried you won’t qualify this year again. Such a surprising comeback and such a disappointing song:(

jr esc nl
jr esc nl
5 years ago

it’s pretty great it gets better at the second listen i really hope they will qualify but i’m not sure if they will:/

bavarson
bavarson
5 years ago

It’s so very similar to Slovakia from ESC 2009.

jimm
jimm
5 years ago

nice song, i like it, and i am agree with those who say that a little bit of rock will be much better to make the song stand out but is ok with me

Kjetil
Kjetil
5 years ago

I really love this song!
Their vocals are amazing and their voices fit good together!
Finally Czech Republic takes it seriously and send an amazing song.
Currently in my Top 3, could grow or sink. I don’t know 😀

ct
ct
5 years ago

Their voices, their looks, the fact that they are a male-female duo and that the czechs have been out for so long, so the EBU might want to entice them back like Italy in 2011, might bring this to the final. I don’t think it’s a great or original song, but it definitely provides the opportunity for a memorable live. I am pretty tired to hear that the contest is full of ballads this year blah blah blah. It simply is not true. This is is just the eightth ballad out of the 30 songs we know so far (Greece,… Read more »

Leo
Leo
5 years ago

I think Czech Republic will get to the final for the first time. I really like Vaclav’s voice, bit of a rock vibe.

Nikos
Nikos
5 years ago

Am I the only one that feels that Vaclav should have went solo here? Either way I like the song. Thank you Czech Rep. for taking it seriously this year 🙂

Euroviper7
Euroviper7
5 years ago

Best song for Czech for a long time – 8th-10th place in semis

Mario Gay Illuminator Beautiful Mind ~ My Illuminati Gay Euro~Vision of Gay Love ~ Everything Is Illuminati!
Mario Gay Illuminator Beautiful Mind ~ My Illuminati Gay Euro~Vision of Gay Love ~ Everything Is Illuminati!
5 years ago

It doesn’t matter…Even if its not that good as we eurofans claim it has chance to still qualify and not do bad as all debends on the actual competition and overall the general level quality of the 40 entries in Diamond Vision..
If there are mostly not good/mediocre/weak entries a song like this can definitely stand out…

It goes like this actually…
From the blind ones the one eye { Illuminator! 😉 <3 } stands out! <3

Otna
Otna
5 years ago

This song is actually spectacular. Only Edurne and Elina & Stig have given me more winner vibes than Marta & Vaclav – I wouldn’t count this one out! <3

Huh
Huh
5 years ago

Are we going to force them to remaster this song, too?

Mario ~ My Gay Euro~Vision of Gay Love ~ Hope Do Dies!
Mario ~ My Gay Euro~Vision of Gay Love ~ Hope Do Dies!
5 years ago

Not bad at all song…It is possible qualifier finalist…
With this one Czech can manage to qualify 4 the first debut time on the grand final of Euro~Vision..

1) Switzerland
2) Belarus
3) Holland
4) Hungary
5) Estonia
6) Georgia
7) Romania
8) Italia
9) Serbia
10) Cyprus
11) Malta
12) Spain
13) Ireland
14) Slovenia
15) Germany
16) France
17) Latvia
18) Greece
19) Poland
20) ——–>> **** CZECH ****
21) Portugal
22) Iceland
23) Denmark
24) Moldova
25) Lithuania
26) United Kingdom
27) Fyrom
28) Finland

John
John
5 years ago

I kinda doubt this will qualify. Firstly, it’s not an amazing song and at times they instrumental is louder than the vocals, so I can’t hear them at all. Secondly, they have not been at ESC enough for bloc voting to affect them. So any good performance could be let down from people not being interested in them. Thirdly, this isn’t a jury friendly song, and they may prefer other ballads/duets over this one.

EUROFAN MEXICO
5 years ago

IS NOT BAD THEY VOICES ARE GREATH ESPECIALY HE, BUT MORE ROCK WILL BE WONDERFUL BECAUSE THE MUSIC NEED MORE BODY. GOOD LOOK BUT WILL BE GREAT TO GO TO THE FINAL.

Eugene ESC UK
Eugene ESC UK
5 years ago

Really good lyrics but just too depressing and too slow to be memorable. Very dramatic and atmospheric though and potential for good staging. Can’t believe they had all this time and they do not have a video ready???? As the Czech Republic, they have only entered 3 times and failed to qualify each time. They have not taken part since 2009 and return in 2015 with a very very disappointing song. Could struggle again to qualify. 2015 will not be a vintage year it seems.

Erin
Erin
5 years ago

lollalo: There is ‘depressing’ going nowhere and there is ‘depressing’ with an added artistic value. Even a ‘depressing’ song can have its redeeming values depending on style and substance. The Czech ballad doesn’t musically convey the notion that ‘hope never dies’: Hope died after the first verse and chorus.

Esclover_ireland
Esclover_ireland
5 years ago

I have lots to say about this but this is all I’ll say: meh,not necessarily bad,but I’m not a fan

Noah
Noah
5 years ago

Ballad. Again. WHAT’S WRONG!?

Their edgy rock vocals are great, btw. BUT, this song, even though ballad should have had a rockier side. Can someone please made that version? 🙂

Han
Han
5 years ago

This is an awesome song. One of my favourite ballads this year. This is not the typical cheesy ballad. I really like their voices. This also has enough material to give an amazing staging, along with Vaclav and Marta’s look, i’m sure this is gonna be so good. I hope they make it to the final, they’re in my top 10 for sure. Well done Czech Republic and welcome back!

lollalo
lollalo
5 years ago

Erin: Czechs, Poles, Russians and Balkans Slavics love depressing songs, try to listen their national songs. This is Slavic music, do you remember Mamo by Anastasia (Russia 2009)? They love it

Lars Olsen
Lars Olsen
5 years ago

Such a bad bad song! Wtf is going on this year, with all these horrible and boring songs :S There is only 4 songs currently that are good, the rest is meh :S

Nott
Nott
5 years ago

I’m kinda disappointed, i mean it’s quite nice but I hoped for something stronger, more rockish
not sure if they’re gonna qualify

Erin
Erin
5 years ago

“Tell me WHYYYYYY” it is so one-dimensional, depressing and anti-climatic unlike the Romania 2002 effective heartbreak ballad?

olga
olga
5 years ago

Nothing special… I guess they will stay in the semifinal once again

Robyn Gallagher
Admin
5 years ago

Every time it starts to sound like a samey ballad, something a little unusual turns up. I feel like I’m being emotionally manipulated, but I don’t mind at all.

lollalo
lollalo
5 years ago

Very nice song, best ballad of this year!