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Who do #YOU want to win Eurovision 2017?

We have finally made it to this point of the year, an exciting time for all – all 43 entries fighting to win this year’s Eurovision Song Contest have been released! Because of this, there’s only one question on everyone’s lips… Who is likely to see the end credits rolling over their entry late on May 13th? There are of …

Czech Republic: Snippets released of “My Turn”

While the other broadcasters in Europe have been putting on lavish productions, marathon events and big launch parties to promote their Eurovision entries or ultimately decide them, the Czech broadcaster Česká televize has continued its knack for quietly going about its business. With the Czech entrant for 2017 Martina Bartá revealed with little fanfare by her backing band (later confirmed by …

Martina Bárta Officially Selected for Czech Republic

Czech broadcaster Česká Televize has confirmed the rumor that they will be represented in Kiev by jazz vocalist Martina Bárta through a post by the Eurovision Song Contest’s Facebook page. Though relatively unknown in mainstream musical circles, Bárta has no small number of credits to her name in jazz music, including in her current hometown, Berlin. We’ve attached some of her performances …

Czech Republic: Martina Barta rumoured to represent the country

This afternoon, 4tothebar.de announced that Martina Barta will represent Czech Republic in this Eurovision Song Contest. Martina Barta has a strong soul voice and belongs to the power women among the jazz singers. Born in Prague, she also plays the violin and French horn as well as the jazz singing at the UdK in Berlin. She played the leading role of …

MRT opens submissions, ČT and France 2 closes

Macedonian national broadcaster has decided to make an open call for songs for their 2017 representative, Jana Burčeska, who was internally selected in late November. All interested authors can send their songs to Meri Popova, who serves as Macedonian HoD, on her mail meripopova@gmail.com. There are no restrictions regarding nationality. It is important that the song is no longer than 3 …

Marta & Václav (Czech Republic): “To sing or not to sing; To win or not to win”

Marta Jandová and Václav Noid Bárta marked the return of the Czech Republic and closed out Day 3 of rehearsals. “Hope Never Dies” is a fitting song title as many hope to see the Czech Republic in the Grand Finale for the first time, particularly given that we saw the debut of two countries last year (Montenegro and San Marino).  …

LIVE COVERAGE: Rehearsal Day 3

Day 3 is here and after a fun night of watching some of the artists and backing singers at the U4 Diskothek perform, we are LIVE from the press centre at Wiener Stadthalle, Vienna.  The weather is a bit wet today, but that won’t stop us from providing you with up-to-date coverage. The first rehearsals for Semi-Final 1 are complete …