Last week, Austria’s the Makemakes rolled into Prague as part of their Vienna 12 Points tour. And of course the locals came out to greet them. That’s right, Czech Republic’s Marta Jandova and Vaclav Noid Barta joined their Eurovision rivals in the Austrian Embassy, along with tv big-wigs, VIPs, and press. Needless to say, team wiwibloggs was also in attendance, and we heard all about the organisers’ plans for Vienna.
Interview: Marta Jandova and Vaclav Noid Barta
Obviously, we made sure to catch-up with the “most hilarious wiwibloggs interviewees of 2015”. If you enjoyed Marta and Vaclav in London, you’ll love them on home soil. If anything their crazy energy has increased. They’ve plenty more funny stories, including a missed photo-op with Conchita Wurst (*cough* diva), all we can say is poor Vaclav. We learn more about their performance, their trip to London and the story behind their entry “Hope Never Dies”. Take a look!
Performance: Marta Jandova and Vaclav Noid Barta – Hope Never Dies
Afterwards, the dynamic duo took to the stage and absolutely blew the audience away. Those voices! Their live performance seems to be even better than in the studio. Some party-goers were not so sure about the song, but by the end there was only reaction: “OMG, YES!”. Hope never dies!
Czech Republic’s Eurovision Future
Milan Fridrich from the Czech broadcaster (Ceska Televize), told us the reasons behind the country’s return to the Eurovision fold. Basically, it’s because of the contest’s 60th anniversary and also due to the deepening ties between themselves and the EBU. In addition, the Czech city of Pilsen will host this year’s Eurovision Young Dancers contest, so why shouldn’t Czech Republic take part in the actual Eurovision? Milan also claimed that the broadcaster has changed a lot since 2009, and is much more open to international cooperation. Of course the Czech’s future participation depends on many things, especially finances. However, he assured us that 2015 will not be the last time we see the Bohemian country at Eurovision.