While the stars of 2016 have been busy performing on the preview party circuit, one name has been missing from the shows: Gabriela Guncikova of the Czech Republic. But she has a good excuse: she’s been busy performing in Germany on the Rock Meets Classical show, joining legends of rock to perform their classic hits with an orchestral accompaniment. And she’s been rocking the house.
For most of this month, Gabriela has been busy on the 16-date German tour, sharing the stage with such big names in classic rock as Joey Tempest (lead singer of the band Europe), Steve Walsh (founding member of the band Kansas) and the German queen of metal herself, Doro Pesch!
To enthusiastic audiences of nostalgic rock fans, Gabriela had the opportunity to interpret the classic rock song “Here I Go Again” originally sung by Whitesnake. Needless to say, Gabriela rocked the song and brought the house down with her powerful and skilful voice. The public was going nuts for her!
Now that the tour is over, Gabriela will have the time to focus more on her Eurovision journey. She has just been announced as a special guest at the Malta Eurovision Party on the 23 of April — the perfect occasion to showcase her vocal abilities and convince the fans with her performance before she heads to Stockholm.
Dressed for success?
Gabriela’s first task after returning home from the tour was to work with her styling team to decide on the look she’ll take to Stockholm.
Gone is the black-clad rock chick from the Rock Meets Classical tour. When Gabriela sings “I Stand”, she’ll have a natural makeup look and a loose up-do hairstyle. “We chose makeup so that it would be as pure as possible. We want to keep it in natural beauty,” Gabriela said.
Gabriela’s dress will be designed by Czech fashion designer Pavel Ivancic. Wearing a basic white dressmaker’s model of her dress, her dress design was revealed to have a peplum waist and a long, full, finely pleated skirt. There’s still potential for the final version to be changed, but it looks like Gabriela will be bringing classical elegance to the Globe Arena stage.