Czech Republic, Marta Jandová, 2 [Eliminated Week 1]

The Czech Republic has returned to Eurovision after a five-year absence and its representatives Marta Jandova and Vaclav Noid Barta are very busy preparing for Vienna. But, especially for you, Marta took a small break to chat with wiwibloggs. She told us about her background, her plans for Eurovision, and of course her powerful song “Hope Never Dies”.

Your song gave me goosebumps and made me so emotional. But how does the song make you feel?

Thank you very much. That of course makes us very happy! A few days ago we performed it for the first time at the Czech Music Awards and we were so happy about singing it. LOVE IT!

How do you imagine your performance on stage in Vienna?

We have been working on it already. It will, of course, be a surprise for you all. All I can say is that Eurovision will be in a rainbow-color-crazy-celebration mood. We want it quiet, easy — it is just about the song!

What are your plans for Vienna? What are you most looking forrward to?

I am looking forward to the mood in the city. I guess all the people and the contestants will be having fun, will support each other. Don’t think there will be any competitive feeling. And I love the city. The possibility to be there for so long makes me happy. My family will come with me.

Do you hope that Eurovision will become more popular in the Czech Republic after your performance?

Of course I do. It always depends on the succes, if “your people” are interested. The Czech Republic hasn’t made it to the final before, so we hope we can be the first.

You’re known as the lead singer of alt-metal band “Die Happy”. “Hope Never Dies” is a big shift in style (but you sound great). Were you nervous about performing in a new genre?

Well, I don’t see it as a complete change. We also have ballads and even made some offerings that are even more pop. I am really excited about the song. I would never do anything I wouldn’t believe in.

You previously won the Bundesvision Song Contest in Germany. How did that impact your career?

As it was only in Germany, not much. Yes, I had a little more focus from the TV, but I still sing in a rock band.

There are seven duets this year at Eurovision. Have you listened to them? Why does yours stand out?

I did. I am of course curious. And of course I will say that our song is different. You can feel the rock, the passion, the “realness”.

Have you listened to your competitors? Are there any songs that you like?

I did. Some I like more, some less. Just listened to them once. There are great singers!!! WOW. It will be the battle of the century. A great present to the 60th ESC birthday.

Did you follow Eurovision before this year? Are there any songs from the past that you particularly like?

I lived 16 years in Germany and watched it every year. Last year’s winning song is really great! My friends even wrote it. So proud of them!

Do you have a message for wiwibloggs readers and your fans all over the world?

Try to live your life as good as you can. Love, give, share, smile, enjoy and do good things. And keep your fingers crossed for us. Don’t forget – we never made it to the finals – it is about time to change this.

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Nicky1991
Nicky1991
6 years ago

@Mario, no i’m 23 in my birthday is in november. but i agree with your qualifiers, i’ve listened to Norway yesterday and it’s a good song, but i don’t know what other countries think. Slovenia is really good this year, i’m suprised that you like San Marino. Czech republic is just i Always like a james bond sort of music. you could be right for the most of them. Tonight the russian eurovision party in Moscow, with Malta and Iceland for their first concert. you wanna know my qualifiers: 1. Malta, thank you for like this as well 2. Norway,… Read more »

Julian
Julian
6 years ago

The interview is quite scary, especially that reference to “your people” and I can see where it comes from. A lot of judging people by their appearance, twisting their sayings, insulting towards some, dumb adulation towards other.

mocosuburbian
mocosuburbian
6 years ago

well
I can’t say those odds were too high

mocosuburbian
mocosuburbian
6 years ago

what are the odds I’m going to read the comments and find mario comparing the Eurovision to an LGBT event because of the rainbow comment
I’d say maybe 80%
at any rate I’m glad to see Jandova taking this seriously

lollalo
lollalo
6 years ago

Cool dark song, Marta is perfect singer, Germans and Czechs love her. She is wild, very temperament woman, so it would be better, if she would have rock song, but she is great anywhere. Because she has best voice from every singers of this year ESC. Hope to see Czech rep in the final.

Mario..
Mario..
6 years ago

@ Yeah Nicky….The songs mainly are not really good though…Only few of them really stand out as truly great…It will really depend on the actual live performances of May..

Mario..
Mario..
6 years ago

@ Nicky1991 & i suppose that you are 24…Right..? {since u are born in 1991}

Well my qualifiers from the 2nd semifinal are..
1) Malta
2) Norway
3) Sweden
4) Slovenia
5) Switzerland
6) Azerbaijan
7) Iceland
8) San Marino
9) Czech
10) Israel

Nicky1991
Nicky1991
6 years ago

@Mario, i’m from the Netherlands, and you have an excellent choice in music, you’re right about those acts, perhaps those two are one of the strongest in the contest. full of dull and bland acts

Nicky1991
Nicky1991
6 years ago

@Mario, i’ve been watching since 2006, and i predicted one winner Ell&Nikki with Running Scared, but thank you for this comment. just one question who are your qualifiers from the second semi final?

Julian
Julian
6 years ago

Battle of the century, rainbows plus their first live a few days ago. They have already started to party hopefully they wont’t wake up but after the final.

Just Mario..
Just Mario..
6 years ago

And in a way you know Nicky i prefer your own spamming than other users that don’t have sense of humour,taking everything too seriously,misunderstand everything,never post anything & they are too snobbish mean & nasty…
At least myself im honest…
You too even although with your obsessive repetitive spamming.. 😛
So i do not dislike you…I only had an issue with your endless spam posts and nothing else..

When did you become fan of EuroVision?

Just Mario..
Just Mario..
6 years ago

@ Yes Nicky..
Well i already wrote that and you know them… 🙂
Georgia on the 1st & Malta on the 2nd..

Are you Maltese? How old are you?

Otna
Otna
6 years ago

I absolutely love the Czech song. Hope they qualify!

Nicky1991
Nicky1991
6 years ago

well the czech republic have a good song, but it’s too much like last year’s winner too james bond music. my score would be 7.5/10

Eris
Eris
6 years ago

well i can see the czech republic qualifying this year. They should have been in the final in 2008.

Nicky1991
Nicky1991
6 years ago

@Mario, so we’re cool right, well who are your personal favourites from the 2 semi final and 1 semi final?

Just Mario..
Just Mario..
6 years ago

Cool Nicky 🙂
We do not dislike you {i don’t..}
and all this spamming really is not needed..
Ok i write many comments too and its kinda too much for the other users…But i don’t care what they think of me.. 😛
But im very bubbly talkative that keep on writing too many things all the time…Non stop… 😛

If you have something really interesting to post that is not irrelevant you should do it of course.. 🙂
Ok im sure that they will not block you now… 🙂

Nicky1991
Nicky1991
6 years ago

@Mario, i’m not spamming anymore.
@Maltish, i’ve said sorry so quit it.

Mario ~ Paint Our Vision Rainbow Gay Coloured..
Mario ~ Paint Our Vision Rainbow Gay Coloured..
6 years ago

So Marta says that EuroVision will be rainbow-color-crazy-celebration mood..
The key word here is *Rainbow*… 🙂 And she obviously means that it will be *Gay* themed <3 😀
Pretty cool to read that.. 🙂
She really seems nice 🙂

By the way…That part on the lyrics of their song with the ravens 4 some reason really seem very funny to me.. 😀 LMAO! 😉 <3
{With no offense…I do not mean it with a bad way.. 🙂 }

Mario..
Mario..
6 years ago

The song of Czech is really nice…It has grown on me…I really like the climax of it… 🙂 Yeah as a song it is definitely qualifier…I guess that it depends about how the live performance will actually be on stage.. At first i looked Marta & Vaclav as creepy and disliked them.. But now i do not see them with really a bad eye though… They are just people.. If i truly hated them trust me i would not bother wasting my energy & time writing my comments under their articles.. Im doing it with other acts that i truly… Read more »

Mario ~ Im {We All Are}Obsessed With EuroVision Like Nicky Is With Amber.. :P hehe
Mario ~ Im {We All Are}Obsessed With EuroVision Like Nicky Is With Amber.. :P hehe
6 years ago

Ok i want to share this…{hope that you don’t mind this guys..} Im personally obsessed about EuroVision….But at least i don’t do this kind of spamming like Nicky does.. Its like a ritual 4 me to post in almost every article here in wiwibloggs…{except if an article gets old after long time getting posted so not many eurofans will not check my comment so i do not bother posting.. 😛 } I try my best to post interesting cool info/words… I spend all my day here…{if im online surfing on internet..} If there was a job like commenting in as… Read more »

David
David
6 years ago

I hope they are successful and if not for anything else but for the fact that i hope that esc becomes popular in their country

Maltish
Maltish
6 years ago

#StopNicky1991. I think I represent most of the community of WiwiBloggs when I say that this person should be stopped from posting as he is literally spamming everywhere. I bet 80% of the post in the Georgia Warrior logo are all made by him. Please stop this spammer for a better site. Thank you Maltish.