Only yesterday the Czech Republic announced that Gabriela Guncikova will sing “I Stand” at Eurovision 2016. And we didn’t even have to wait twelve hours to hear the song, which has just been revealed in all its glory.
It’s a beautiful ballad full of emotion and empowerment. The track suits Gabriela’s voice wonderfully, and she brings some variation which elevates it even more. The music video sees Gabriela fight some unknown “wall monsters” that try to take her down. But she resists. She stands! After the battle she returns to a floral calm.
Born in 1993, Gabriela rose to fame on SuperStar, the Czech and Slovak version of Idol, where she placed second and made a name for herself in both countries thanks to her powerful rock voice and incredible charm. Following her journey, she released two successful albums, Dvojí tvár in 2011 and Celkem jiná in 2013
In 2014, she travelled to the US and began taking courses in the famous Ken Tamplin Vocal Academy where she says she learned how to control her voice better and give it more power. She also recorded YouTube covers of famous rock songs, which racked up thousands of views. Later she joined the Trans-Siberian Orchestra in a tour all over the United States.
What do y’all think of the song? Can it finally bring the Czech Republic to the final? Let us know in the comments below!