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!

https://www.instagram.com/p/BD3c72ok56o/?taken-by=gabrielaguncikova

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 Guncikova dressGabriela’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.

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Grobian
Grobian
5 years ago

@Sparrow Here´s a snippet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vO2ey2DhfyE

Sparrow
Sparrow
5 years ago

I actually don’t like the dress, would have preferred something more slimline and sleek.

But yes OMG I need to see this live!

Alex
Alex
5 years ago

I don’t get how she has never performed her song in Czech TV!!!!

Jan
Jan
5 years ago

@georgekirkas

Hopefully she will have live performance tomorrow on Malta TV show. Well she is announced as guest there so hopefully will be singing there as well. I hope in TV performance because I am very curious but at the same time I am bit affraid of sound production quality..

georgekirkas
georgekirkas
5 years ago

@georgekirkas

Sorry for the spelling mistake, it’s ”disappoint”!

georgekirkas
georgekirkas
5 years ago

I just can’t wait to listen to the first live performance of ”I Stand”! I have high expectations for Gabriela and I hope she won’t dissapoint me!

Jan
Jan
5 years ago

@-_-_-
Maybe next year.. But for this year is correct only the Czech Republic because Czechia has not been confirmed and added to OSN database so far.. This process takes some time.. So Czechia is not official and correct name at this moment…

-_-_-
-_-_-
5 years ago

The ugly and identity-less name of Czech Republic is the formal and political term.

Czechia is the correct short geographical name.

Nicky91
Nicky91
5 years ago

@Colin

this Saturday in Malta Eurovision Party, you’ll probably hear her singing I Stand 🙂

Alec
Alec
5 years ago

I hope we don’t hear her until the actual competition so it’ll be a surprise. Belgium didn’t do any promotional gigs last year and he came 4th :). I think Czech and Gernmany are going to blow us away in May!!

Colin
Colin
5 years ago

She is gorgeous. I would really love to hear her play ‘I Stand’ in public for the first time. The only song in my Top 10 I have no concrete idea of how it sounds like live.

Jan
Jan
5 years ago

@Miss X

It is not true!!

Czech Republic will remain as official name of country!!! Czechia is suggested to be an additional option how can be the country officially called.. And the most importat think that this addition is still under debate. So maybe next year.. But the name will not be changed… !!!

DO NOT CLAIM WHAT IS NOT TRUE!!!

Miss X
Miss X
5 years ago

the country is called CZECHIA, by the way

taddy
taddy
5 years ago

Wow! Absolute winner for me.
Classy. Modern. Original. Flawless. Sexy.
Prague 2017

meow
meow
5 years ago

Everything about her is likable! can’t wait to listen to her live singing ‘I Stand’ it will be incredible!

Nicky91
Nicky91
5 years ago

@2L

yeah Gabriela is really a powerful singer, and i adore her stunning voice

love her control in her voice

and this Saturday she’ll be at Malta Eurovision Party, along with Sanja Vucic, Hovi Star and Samra Rahimli, also she and the other invited acts will meet Ira as well, maybe sharing their music and hopefully becoming friends 🙂

Jan
Jan
5 years ago

Everything depends on light/led screen effects. It should be done in way that it will strenghten the emotional moments.. I hope she will slay with her vocals…

Paul D.
Paul D.
5 years ago

Good that she’s keeping it classy

GEF
GEF
5 years ago

It is my favourite song this year. One of the very few emotional songs in ESC this year.

2L
2L
5 years ago

She needs to be in the final. I will vote for her

Brandy
Brandy
5 years ago

One of my favorite entries this year. I just can’t believe that song like “You’re the only one” is better rated than this masterpiece or Croatia’s “Lighthouse”.
Gabriela is a fantastic singer, the video is stunning and the song is just beautiful. In my top 5!

BB
BB
5 years ago

The dress is sooo beautiful <3