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escYOUnited
2nd May 2015, 19:59
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::cz Gabriela Gunčíková - I Stand ::cz


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0L2imZRo6NY

Meet & Greet:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7iaZNUH5ZJA

Czech Republic will stay in 2016 (http://www.escunited.com/home/czech-republic-will-stay-in-2016/)

Gabriela Gunčíková was born in Kroměříž, Czech Republic on 27 June 1993, making her the first Czech representative born under the modern day Czech Republic. She found fame as the runner-up of the second series of SuperStar and won the "New Artist" award at the 2011 Český slavík awards. She joined the popular American ensemble Trans-Siberian Orchestra as a vocalist for a short stint in 2014.

Matt
2nd May 2015, 21:49
I have no idea about whether or not the Czech Republic is going to qualify from the Semis this year but I hope a non-qualification will not discourage them from returning in 2016. This is the first time they're actually sending something decent to the contest and will undoubtedly be their best result to date. I think they need to erase their Eurovision track record from their memories and consider 2015 a fresh start.

EscTombo
16th May 2015, 11:04
They will only return if they qualify for the final.
So I'm gonna vote for them as much as I can \(^-^)/
And then I hope that they're sending Gabriela Soukalova next year. Actually, she's a biathlete but she can sing very well xclap
Here's her song "For your eyes only":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCrM6C7lBt0

Ritararita
17th May 2015, 10:20
Possible Czech candidates I would not be ashamed of:

Vojtěch Dyk
Tonya Graves
Jan Ponocný aka Circus Ponorka
Matěj Ruppert
Richard Krajčo (with or without his band Kryštof)
Radůza
...or Václav and Marta again. :)

nofuxCZ
17th May 2015, 17:53
Kryštof would be great, also for the popularity of the contest in the country. But it won't happen as long as the band isn't allowed to perform live as well :(
Well, maybe they'll change their mind. Marta Jandová also said just 2 years ago that she can't imagine she would ever participate in Eurovision...

Anyway, I want national final for next year. NF with several rounds, with open applications and maybe with some scouting like Austria had this year.

Ritararita
17th May 2015, 20:30
Kryštof would be great, also for the popularity of the contest in the country. But it won't happen as long as the band isn't allowed to perform live as well :(
Well, maybe they'll change their mind. Marta Jandová also said just 2 years ago that she can't imagine she would ever participate in Eurovision...

Anyway, I want national final for next year. NF with several rounds, with open applications and maybe with some scouting like Austria had this year.

Well, problem with national final is that it leaves a space for what is one of our favourite national sports - trolling. I really don´t want to see Marie Pojkarová, Nicky Tučková or Daniel Nekonečný winning. Let me remind you for whom we voted in The Greatest Czech show (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J%C3%A1ra_Cimrman) years ago.

There is also a danger of "buying votes" (ESC 2008), which would be even easier these days thanks to Facebook. Basically, the singer with the most active fanclub and/or richest sponsor would win, no matter what. For that reason, I would prefer internal selection again.

And for Krajčo/Kryštof - you are unfortunately right with the playback. And the same problem could be with almost every person in my list. :(

AshleyWright
17th May 2015, 20:36
Well, problem with national final is that it leaves a space for what is one of our favourite national sports - trolling.

Oh my. Welcome to the club then Czech Republic, the UK, a long with Finland & Germany all warmly welcome you to the trolling-in-a-public-vote-group.

DanielLuis
17th May 2015, 21:22
Oh my. Welcome to the club then Czech Republic, the UK, a long with Finland & Germany all warmly welcome you to the trolling-in-a-public-vote-group.

Germany??

AshleyWright
17th May 2015, 21:38
Germany??

Eliminating Frozen Silence in the first round, Selecting Elaiza last year.

DanielLuis
17th May 2015, 21:54
Eliminating Frozen Silence in the first round, Selecting Elaiza last year.

Elaiza and Ann Sophie are serious acts though

AshleyWright
17th May 2015, 23:15
Elaiza and Ann Sophie are serious acts though

I'm not saying they aren't, but there was much better songs in the NF that year. ;)

nofuxCZ
17th May 2015, 23:16
Well, problem with national final is that it leaves a space for what is one of our favourite national sports - trolling. I really don´t want to see Marie Pojkarová, Nicky Tučková or Daniel Nekonečný winning. Let me remind you for whom we voted in The Greatest Czech show (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J%C3%A1ra_Cimrman) years ago.

There is also a danger of "buying votes" (ESC 2008), which would be even easier these days thanks to Facebook. Basically, the singer with the most active fanclub and/or richest sponsor would win, no matter what. For that reason, I would prefer internal selection again.

And for Krajčo/Kryštof - you are unfortunately right with the playback. And the same problem could be with almost every person in my list. :(

Huh? Jára Cimrman is THE greatest Czech though. I'm sure he'd be a runaway winner if he ever participated in Eurovision. :mrgreen:

As for the trolling, well - it could be prevented by splitting the vote between jury, international jury or whatever. I think if the NF format was good it could do much more for the popularity of the contest here.

nofuxCZ
17th May 2015, 23:17
edit: double post

Ritararita
17th May 2015, 23:25
Huh? Jára Cimrman is THE greatest Czech though. I'm sure he'd be a runaway winner if he ever participated in Eurovision. :mrgreen:

As for the trolling, well - it could be prevented by splitting the vote between jury, international jury or whatever. I think if the NF format was good it could do much more for the popularity of the contest here.

Of course Jára Cimrman IS the Greatest Czech. I know it, you know it, every Czech person knows it. Even professor Fiedler from Austria knows it.

Well, the NFs would definitely put Eurovision on prime time TV before the actual Eurovision, which would be good. But can you really imagine ČT spending money on organization of something like that? I can´t. Also, I think that relationship between a country and this contest is something what needs to be build step by step for years. National Finals would make more sense at some point in the future when people will be actually interested in it.

Sean
18th May 2015, 18:29
If it helps the Czech promo material makes it seem like their delegation are here to stay.

Ritararita
18th May 2015, 19:27
If it helps the Czech promo material makes it seem like their delegation are here to stay.

Not long ago, there was a small "building bridges" event at Austrian embassy in Prague, where ČT´s program boss Milan Fridrich said that Eurovision is one of the most important projects in their plan to do more co-productions with another European countries and the decision not to participate was made by previous management. That sounds good. However, when a direct question if the Czech Republic will participate next year came, he didn´t say "yes" or "no", just something like "I personally hope it´s not our last participation". So, it looks like (non)qualifying of Marta and Václav could decide this.

Tinchey
22nd May 2015, 02:50
I guess they're not coming back. xcry

WhoKnows
22nd May 2015, 16:07
I was really hoping they would qualify this year. 1. Because they deserved it. 2. Because I'm afraid they'll leave now that they didn't. :(

On the plus side, there's no way they finished last on the semi. That's progress. Maybe it'll be enough for them to stay.

dizzydjc
22nd May 2015, 18:38
We need to see the results obviously but I think Czech Republic didn't do too badly (probably 12th/13th I would imagine) which might spur them on.

Ritararita
22nd May 2015, 19:18
On a more positive note, even if Marta and Václav were last, the 17th place in SF still is the best Czech result ever. ;)

Ritararita
25th May 2015, 09:48
I decided to ignore the possibility of a withdrawal for a moment and seek for some "fresh meat" instead. And I discovered this cute duo called "Light and Love (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkFBp4JRSrL7qIHJLgTvWoQ)" on YouTube. What do you think about them?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6h4LCgphR8k


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsP7azA-RCc

lowyby
25th May 2015, 10:07
They're cute :)

daniels1000
25th May 2015, 10:26
Markéta Irglová would be a really great choice! xheart


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HaTsGAtT_sw

Ritararita
25th May 2015, 11:09
Markéta Irglová would be a really great choice! xheart

Well, Markéta Irglová is indeed a respectable musician and she even won an Oscar for "Falling Slowly", but with all respect, I don´t think she would be a good candidate for Eurovision. Call me naive, but I still didn´t completely quit my dream about Czech Republic qualifying one day. :)

Terence
25th May 2015, 11:31
Markéta Irglová sounds amazing from what I've heard from her, but they need something probably more commercial to finally break through.

lavieenrose
25th May 2015, 12:36
Markéta Irglová was my first choice before the announcement, but if "Hope Never Dies" didn't make it, the only explanation of which I can think is "too inaccessible," a problem that Markéta Irglová would most certainly not solve. I hate to say it, but I think you need another "Have Some Fun." You could also go the Austria route and pick someone to trick people into thinking you aren't taking it seriously only to send an excellent song that gets sung and staged beautifully, but that's tricky and, obviously, requires an excellent song that gets sung and staged beautifully.

Kaz
25th May 2015, 13:16
Anyone mentioned Lucie Vondrackova yet?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySmrXS-jF8M

LesterMalvo
25th May 2015, 17:57
CZECH REPUBLIC 2016 - not taking part

Ritararita
25th May 2015, 18:00
I hate to say it, but I think you need another "Have Some Fun."

I don´t see what would be point of it. Have Some Fun was the biggest trash we ever sent there and gave nothing but a shame to us. The only reason why Tereza Kerndlová won NF in 2008 was that she bought many, many SIM cards to members of her fanclub.


Anyone mentioned Lucie Vondrackova yet?

Although I personally dislike her, I must admit that Lucie is much more popular here, she even recently won a female category of an annual award for a singer which most people like to see on TV. So, Czech people would be probably interested in watching Eurovision thanks to her. However, Lucie Vondráčková lives in Canada at the moment, and she is pregnant. So, next spring she will be probably still very busy because of her child and husband, who plays hockey in Montreal.

I agree with Terence that in our situation, we can´t really send anything as unpredictable as Markéta Irglová would be, but that doesn´t neccessarily mean that we have to send pure trash. I believe that a simple, lighthearted and catchy song could be the right choice.

Besides the "Love & Light" duo, I also discovered this boy today. I never heard of him before and this song was released just two weeks ago, but it´s so memorable after first listening that I am whistling it all day. So, Thom Artway is already on my imaginary list "Czech singers to watch in 2015":


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLklH8cwUi4

nofuxCZ
25th May 2015, 19:16
There are lots of new, young, high quality artists that I imagine would go to Eurovision immediately if they were given the chance. Unfortunately I think ČT isn't capable of thinking out of the box and wouldn't invite them.

Ritararita
27th May 2015, 07:57
There are lots of new, young, high quality artists that I imagine would go to Eurovision immediately if they were given the chance. Unfortunately I think ČT isn't capable of thinking out of the box and wouldn't invite them.

Considering the fact that local A-listers are too scared of failure to participate, I actually think that chosing of someone young and fresh who has nothing to lose is more probable. I am curious which "new, young, high quality artists" do you have in mind. Could you name a few?

lowyby
27th May 2015, 13:38
Just bundle all your opinions politely and constructive and just mail them... Maybe theyll take notes

nofuxCZ
28th May 2015, 23:27
Considering the fact that local A-listers are too scared of failure to participate, I actually think that chosing of someone young and fresh who has nothing to lose is more probable. I am curious which "new, young, high quality artists" do you have in mind. Could you name a few?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pb4y4_ulVS8

nah, just kidding :mrgreen:

Well, thinking about it, I'm not sure if they'd be interested in Eurovision and they would probably fail in ESC...
I don't think you will like them but someone like Munroe (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3By9XWwESw), VR/Nobody (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYTfxZ_Tqiw), Calm Season (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIOlaeTze1k), IYES (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41kYQ3gEY-Q), Lanugo, Ille, Never Sol, Sarah & The Adams, Aivn's Naked Trio etc...

Heck even mainstream stuff like Voxel or Lake Malawi could be good.

If we want to shock, we could send Vanessa or Schwarzprior :mrgreen:

nekoisneko
29th May 2015, 03:47
Well, thinking about it, I'm not sure if they'd be interested in Eurovision and they would probably fail in ESC...
I don't think you will like them but someone like Munroe (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3By9XWwESw), VR/Nobody (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYTfxZ_Tqiw), Calm Season (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIOlaeTze1k), IYES (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41kYQ3gEY-Q), Lanugo, Ille, Never Sol, Sarah & The Adams, Aivn's Naked Trio etc...

Heck even mainstream stuff like Voxel or Lake Malawi could be good.

If we want to shock, we could send Vanessa or Schwarzprior :mrgreen:

IYES! xheart xheart xheart

Ritararita
29th May 2015, 08:28
Well, thinking about it, I'm not sure if they'd be interested in Eurovision and they would probably fail in ESC...
I don't think you will like them but someone like Munroe (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3By9XWwESw), VR/Nobody (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYTfxZ_Tqiw), Calm Season (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIOlaeTze1k), IYES (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41kYQ3gEY-Q), Lanugo, Ille, Never Sol, Sarah & The Adams, Aivn's Naked Trio etc...

Heck even mainstream stuff like Voxel or Lake Malawi could be good.

If we want to shock, we could send Vanessa or Schwarzprior :mrgreen:

You are right. :mrgreen: No, I actually like IYES and Calm Season and can stand most of the others, but let´s be realistic. If even ::lv or ::be 2015 were generally seen as something "alternative" and possibilities of their qualifying were questioned, then this would be without any chance. If juries must base their ranking on things like vocal range or staging, then some genres in which these things don´t really matter are excluded from the beginning.

With Lake Malawi (or former Charlie Straight), I always have the same problem - everything about them seems to be right and comparable with similar foreign bands, but their songs just are not that memorable.

nofuxCZ
29th May 2015, 09:39
You are right. :mrgreen: No, I actually like IYES and Calm Season and can stand most of the others, but let´s be realistic. If even ::lv or ::be 2015 were generally seen as something "alternative" and possibilities of their qualifying were questioned, then this would be without any chance. If juries must base their ranking on things like vocal range or staging, then some genres in which these things don´t really matter are excluded from the beginning.

With Lake Malawi (or former Charlie Straight), I always have the same problem - everything about them seems to be right and comparable with similar foreign bands, but their songs just are not that memorable.

I hope that the success of Latvia and Belgium will encourage more entries like this in the next years :)
With Lake Malawi I have the same problem, but they have 2 songs which are imo great - Chinese Trees and Day For Finding Someone

Rayman
1st June 2015, 20:26
Richard Krajčo is a wonderful singer and pretty charismatic.
I would also love to see Vaclav Noid Barta defending his country alone this time. I got goosebumps when I saw his cover of Nothing Else Matters.

pyryniemi
1st June 2015, 22:43
Anyone mentioned Lucie Vondrackova yet?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySmrXS-jF8M

this song is so amazing tbh, I sent this song to NSC and I finished 2nd 6 editions ago xlove

Sean
14th June 2015, 11:22
No decision yet on participation (http://www.escunited.com/home/czech-republic-no-decision-yet/)

lowyby
14th June 2015, 23:46
I see this as a positive thing.
If they didn't gave a single f*ck after their non-qualification, they'd have said it immediately

macmillanandwife
20th June 2015, 17:05
Actually, I hope they Marta and Vaclav come back and do a song they're more comfortable with. As I felt that, while being a great song, "Hope Never Dies" was a bit too middle of the road and did not completely fit their style. They should come back and comeback with a vengeance! They should come back with a either a hard rock song or even a heavy metal song it was clear they're both rock singers. Also, throughout their time preparing for Eurovision, they had a blast and their interviews were hilarious! Also, a rock song would be a breath of fresh air should the current trend in song selections go like they did this year.

While I was a bit disappointed they didn't qualify this year, they were very well received by the viewers and they brought ::cz best score since they debuted and did over three times better than in 2008.

So, I really hope they don't withdraw and next year come back with something unique.

tuorem
27th July 2015, 21:28
Indeed, Marta and Vaclav should come back with a song that's a pop/rock mixture (but not something too "hardcore"). Otherwise, Vaclav could do it alone, I wouldn't mind a song like the one below tbh. With a good staging, it could stand out.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4r8-6tZsP7A

Hele.
27th August 2015, 13:59
It seems good news for Czech Republic. Thanks for info PamSwynford :D
http://eurocontest.cz/headline/headline/item/5690-eurovize-2016-bude-s-%C4%8Deskou-%C3%BA%C4%8Dast%C3%AD

lavieenrose
27th August 2015, 16:35
Ritararita please tell me you're alive so that you can get over here and we can celebrate the good news! :D

blue00eyes
27th August 2015, 16:46
xcheer

Lupus
27th August 2015, 16:57
Whoop! Excellent news! Shall we start begging Marta and Václav to come back for vindication next year?

#Prague2017

nofuxCZ
27th August 2015, 19:53
Phew.
Good job ČT. Really happy and excited. xcheer

Please Slovakia, come back too! (and let us be in the same semi :mrgreen:)

PamSwynford
27th August 2015, 20:12
It seems good news for Czech Republic. Thanks for info PamSwynford :D
http://eurocontest.cz/headline/headline/item/5690-eurovize-2016-bude-s-%C4%8Deskou-%C3%BA%C4%8Dast%C3%AD

Well, I needed the source for my article and then I shared. :mrgreen: NP ;)

DanielLuis
27th August 2015, 21:28
Hopefully 2016 will be the year of Czech Republic's first qualification to the final xpray

Krishoes
31st August 2015, 10:46
So happy xcheer

Mii11
31st August 2015, 12:38
It's officially confirmed now - Czech Republic will be back next year :) I'm really happy about that.

Ritararita
31st August 2015, 19:23
Ritararita please tell me you're alive so that you can get over here and we can celebrate the good news! :D

Don´t worry, I am still alive. I just was little bit busy lately. What a great news! xyaaay

Lupus
31st August 2015, 19:29
Don´t worry, I am still alive. I just was little bit busy lately. What a great news! xyaaay

Yay! Welcome back to the forum! :D

Verjamem
31st August 2015, 21:16
So, target for 2016 is to bring all countries from Visegrad Group?

niko
31st August 2015, 22:07
YES! I am so happy that Czech Republic will stay in the Eurovision. I really liked Marta and Vaclav and can't wait for another great Czech entry. xyesxyesxyesxyesxyesxyesxyesxyesxyes

tuorem
31st August 2015, 22:22
Yay! Great news xcheer Hope never dies guys :D

Mother Jandova heard my prayers xpray I'm looking forward to your next entry dear Czechs xheart

CPV4931
31st August 2015, 22:31
Great news :-) I hope, Eurovision will take place in Prague one day. Would be only a 2-3 hours-drive from my home town.
But this is far, far away at the moment.

niko
31st August 2015, 22:32
I want Marta and Vaclav back! They deserve to be in the final! xheya

Waiting to be slayed, Czech Republic. We all know that you can do it!

Czech Republic xheat

Ritararita
31st August 2015, 23:40
So, Czech ESCportal.cz started a poll (http://escportal.cz/koho-chcete-za-ceskeho-reprezentanta-2/), asking their readers which of 100 pre-selected Czech musical artists should represent us. Current TOP 5 (from 617 voters):

1. Marta Jandová (9%)
2.-3. Václav Noid Bárta (8%)
2.-3. Lucie Vondráčková (8%)
4. Gabriela Gunčíková (7%)
5. Ewa Farna (6%)

tuorem
1st September 2015, 00:12
Vaclav should write a power ballad with grand rock arrangements (something like the video I posted earlier in this thread), and nail it live with Marta next year :D

I know it's unlikely that we'll see them again, but they're so perfect for that job xheart Their vocals >>>>>> the projector that won.

niko
1st September 2015, 00:29
Their vocals >>>>>> the projector that won.

Couldn't say it better.

Ritararita
1st September 2015, 00:33
I really don´t think they will participate twice in a row, especially not now, when Marta sold her soul to a different tv channel as a juror in Czecho-Slovak Superstar. But it would be nice to keep them around in some way, possibly as Czech spokespersons - I can see Marta announcing the results and Václav standing behind her, nodding and saying "exactly". :)

Lupus
1st September 2015, 08:25
I really don´t think they will participate twice in a row

Maybe, BUT WE CAN HOPE AND PRAY! :D xheart

niko
1st September 2015, 11:32
Hope never dies! :lol:

Matt
1st September 2015, 17:33
Wonderful news. They are on the right path and 2015 proves that they have what it takes to qualify. The juries may have not liked it enough to send it through but it's only a matter of time until it happens.

nofuxCZ
2nd September 2015, 01:26
Btw, we are de facto confirmed, but the final decision is still yet to be taken and it will be taken during this month.
ČT people said Eurovision is a great opportunity to present and promote our culture to the world.

Also, director of ČT Petr Dvořák is part of EBU Executive board and ČT programme director Milan Fridrich is vicepresident of Eurovision TV committee, so it's unlikely we will withdraw (since I think they don't want to disappoint their EBU colleagues :p)

Ritararita
1st October 2015, 19:16
The poll on ESCportal.cz (http://escportal.cz/koho-chcete-za-ceskeho-reprezentanta-2/), asking who would be the best choice as Czech representative, was closed yesterday (results: 1. Ewa Farna with 9%, 2. Marta Jandová with 7%, 3. Lucie Vondráčková with 6%) .

Now they started the second round (http://escportal.cz/zvolte-idealni-ceske-zpevaky-zpevacky-a-skupiny-pro-stockholm/) of it, in which the choices are divided in three categories - male singer, female singer and band - each containing the TOP 10 from the results of the previous poll. (personally, I voted for female singer Elis, male singer Thom Artway and band Kryštof, if anybody cares).

I was quite shocked by the fact that incredibly cheesy band called Slza is currently leading their category. At first, I thought it´s caused solely by the fact that their singer is a very popular Czech Youtuber (https://www.youtube.com/user/HoggyCZ) with easily fanatizable community of fans, so the real taste of Czech audience hopefully isn´t that bad. But to my horror, I found out that Slza band actually IS popular. Their biggest hit called "Lhůta záruční" has over 7.000.000 of views on Youtube, the second most popular "Celibát" over 4.000.000. :shock: So, it looks like a real threat.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNpJu_yzZmU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4rE3z99GXfg

nofuxCZ
1st October 2015, 19:46
Slza is fine, I was actually thinking few days ago they might be interested in ESC. They will release their album next month ;) And they are very popular, not only on Youtube but in radios, spotify etc. as well. One of the biggest thing in our music this year :lol:

I would be more worried about the two boybands in the poll and I wouldn't stand Lucie Vondráčková as our representative either.

Anyway, in the new poll I voted for Thom Artway, Voxel, Lenny, Aneta Langerová, Gabriela Gunčíková, Jelen, Kryštof and Light & Love - any of these would be great imo :D

Lets see if ČT takes the poll into consideration like last year ;)

Ritararita
1st October 2015, 20:58
Slza is fine, I was actually thinking few days ago they might be interested in ESC.

I really hope you are kidding. :shock: No offense, but this type of music really makes me vomit into bucket, so to say. What do you find so "fine" about it?

But I agree with you in everything else, especially about the other two puppet boybands and Lucie Vondráčková. She seems to be out of question anyway.

nofuxCZ
1st October 2015, 22:58
I really hope you are kidding. :shock: No offense, but this type of music really makes me vomit into bucket, so to say. What do you find so "fine" about it?

But I agree with you in everything else, especially about the other two puppet boybands and Lucie Vondráčková. She seems to be out of question anyway.

Dunno, their music is ok to me, especially their new single Katarze (but you won't like it either :lol:). I wouldn't call it cheesy, more like bland and inoffensive. There are certainly worse bands here :D ESC would be all over social media and more young people would watch it if Slza participated.

tuorem
2nd October 2015, 23:30
Dunno, their music is ok to me, especially their new single Katarze (but you won't like it either :lol:). I wouldn't call it cheesy, more like bland and inoffensive. There are certainly worse bands here :D ESC would be all over social media and more young people would watch it if Slza participated.

xhand Stop that now! Ok, you failed to qualify this year but you can't do this to us :lol: I don't know the group you're talking about but if you call it yourself like that, then they'd better stay away from the contest. :D Leave the blandness to Denmark, would you?

And the worst would be you qualifying with an average song :?

Krishoes
8th October 2015, 03:41
I expected the worst reading the opinion about this band called Siza. Well, they are not that bad :lol: And after Tereza Kerndlová everything is a masterpiece!

PamSwynford
8th October 2015, 11:11
I expected the worst reading the opinion about this band called Siza. Well, they are not that bad :lol: And after Tereza Kerndlová everything is a masterpiece!

KhmGypsyczKhm

nofuxCZ
8th October 2015, 20:43
Gypsy.cz's entry was truly a masterpiece compared to Kerndlová. Anything would be, honestly.

blue00eyes
9th October 2015, 15:23
Gypsy.cz's entry was truly a masterpiece compared to Kerndlová. Anything would be, honestly.
xshock

What?
Gypsy.cz were a disaster and deserved null points. Kerndlova was hundred times better.

nofuxCZ
9th October 2015, 18:48
xshock

What?
Gypsy.cz were a disaster and deserved null points. Kerndlova was hundred times better.

Not sure in what she was better. In singing certainly not. Gipsy.cz were fine except for the costume.

martin
9th October 2015, 22:20
Not sure in what she was better. In singing certainly not. Gipsy.cz were fine except for the costume.

Her performance was much better, Her song could have been a hit if the right singer had sing it.
Gipsy was a mess and if you ask me awful on stage.
Sorry

nofuxCZ
10th October 2015, 00:10
Her performance was much better, Her song could have been a hit if the right singer had sing it.
Gipsy was a mess and if you ask me awful on stage.
Sorry

What was better about her performance? :lol: she did nothing on the stage except for showing her underwear, skinny long legs and looking uncomfortable while obviously not hitting a single note. But it's true the blandest songs with lyrics written by 5 years old kids are often hits...

Krishoes
10th October 2015, 00:45
I expected the worst reading the opinion about this band called Siza. Well, they are not that bad :lol: And after Tereza Kerndlová everything is a masterpiece!

Lemme fix, so no one is upset:

And after Tereza Kerndlová and Gypsy.cz everything is a masterpiece!

blue00eyes
10th October 2015, 07:54
What was better about her performance? :lol: she did nothing on the stage except for showing her underwear, skinny long legs and looking uncomfortable while obviously not hitting a single note. But it's true the blandest songs with lyrics written by 5 years old kids are often hits...
This is what Eurovision was all about :lol: Cheap music, gimmicks, half-naked bad singers and block voting. She was a perfect choice for Eurovision.

Ritararita
18th October 2015, 13:00
This is slightly off topic, but I must share it. This nice promo spot for a current Czech edition of Dancing with the Stars proves that sometimes ČT is actually willing to do something to promote their shows. If only it was the case of Eurovision...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZduFarw1BHo

PamSwynford
13th November 2015, 23:09
This is slightly off topic, but I must share it. This nice promo spot for a current Czech edition of Dancing with the Stars proves that sometimes ČT is actually willing to do something to promote their shows. If only it was the case of Eurovision...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZduFarw1BHo

And almost a month after, the Programme Manager of "Star Dance" Jan Bors became the new Head of Delegation (http://www.eurocontest.cz/?p=56).
http://www.eurocontest.cz/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/bors-2-300x167.jpg

nofuxCZ
14th November 2015, 07:18
Wow, interesting move from ČT. Really good decision imo!
I'm really surprised they chose a 29 years old guy as a HoD :o

Btw, he doesn't look like in the pic above anymore, this is his current look (way better now :p xheat)
http://i.imgur.com/h1AjRio.jpg?1

Few important points from Jan's message for the eurocontest.cz website:
- the selection process for our entry will be the same as in 2015
- songwriters are already sending songs to ČT

imo ČT should promote the fact people can send in songs - never have I seen anything on the internet/broadcast about this possibility.

AlekS
14th November 2015, 13:22
^ I wish he could stimulate my... professionalism. As a boss :rolleyes: :mrgreen:

I hope to see some efforts from the broadcaster & at least few great performers will be interested to take part.

dizzydjc
15th November 2015, 19:05
Gorgeous new HoD, but honestly I hope they come with an amazing song next year and blow us all away. It is not impossible.

ZoboCamel
17th November 2015, 06:31
Gorgeous new HoD, but honestly I hope they come with an amazing song next year and blow us all away. It is not impossible.

I was already rather impressed with their 2015 entry, especially considering I'd never liked any previous Czech Eurovision entries. Hopefully they keep the trend of a good song & great vocalists going!

Ritararita
17th November 2015, 10:42
The poll on Escportal.cz (http://escportal.cz/zaverecna-volba-ceskeho-reprezentanta-pro-stockholm/) is currently in its third phase: vote from 15 "finalists", if you have some favorites among them. Current TOP3: 1. Lucie Vondráčková (23%), 2. Marta Jandová (13%), 3. Václav Noid Bárta (11%).

BTW, in this interview (http://www.novinky.cz/kultura/386156-zpevak-a-skladatel-vaclav-noid-barta-pro-eurosong-bych-psal-znovu.html), Václav Noid Bárta was asked if he would compose another song for the next year Eurovision. He said that if there would be an interest, he actually already has one preselected.

tuorem
17th November 2015, 18:59
Václav Noid Bárta was asked if he would compose another song for the next year Eurovision. He said that if there would be an interest, he actually already has one preselected.

"There is a light to pray for" xpray Hope Never Dies

nofuxCZ
17th November 2015, 19:51
The Czech artist(s) will be revealed in February, according to escportal.cz

http://wiwibloggs.com/2015/11/17/czech-republic-reveal-representative-february/107360/

nofuxCZ
11th January 2016, 22:29
http://www.eurocontest.cz/?p=310
http://wiwibloggs.com/2016/01/11/czech-republic-eurovision-2016-three-songs-shortlisted-wishlist/106301/

Jan Bors, the head of Czech delegation, has confirmed to Eurocontest.cz that three songs have been shortlisted and special jury panel will meet this month to make the final decision on the song and the artist as well. More info should be revealed soon.

DanielLuis
12th January 2016, 00:02
Hopefully CT will select a great song and we'll see the Czech Republic in the final for the first time xpray

Sammy
12th January 2016, 18:46
Hopefully CT will select a great song and we'll see the Czech Republic in the final for the first time xpray

Yes! It's about time to see them in the final!

tuorem
12th January 2016, 19:32
Hopefully CT will select a great song and we'll see the Czech Republic in the final for the first time xpray

I said the same thing last year: they did their job imo, but qualification didn't happen :(

But I also hope for the best, I ain't no time for a sell-out effort, they should stay true to themselves and send a song Czechs wouldn't be ashamed of.

nofuxCZ
12th January 2016, 20:52
I said the same thing last year: they did their job imo, but qualification didn't happen :(

But I also hope for the best, I ain't no time for a sell-out effort, they should stay true to themselves and send a song Czechs wouldn't be ashamed of.

Hopefully xpray I have faith in Jan Bors, he is a young guy with good music taste, so hopefully he won't allow the jury to choose anything horrible :mrgreen:
I also checked Facebook profile of Milan Fridrich (programme director of ČT) and his post from May 2015 about Eurovision - lots of people in the comments are hating on ESC, while various ČT people responded to these comments and defended it - this pleasantly surprised me and made me believe that the attitude of ČT has truly changed and they honestly like the contest :mrgreen: https://www.facebook.com/milan.fridrich1/posts/10204397191553107 Ritararita

GianlucaTomoe
12th January 2016, 21:40
I said the same thing last year: they did their job imo, but qualification didn't happen :(

But I also hope for the best, I ain't no time for a sell-out effort, they should stay true to themselves and send a song Czechs wouldn't be ashamed of.

What does "sell-out effort" exactly mean?

tuorem
13th January 2016, 00:29
What does "sell-out effort" exactly mean?

A dated over-Americanized Disney ballad about peace and sung in English, for instance. Basically anything a broadcaster think would please juries in particular.

When choosing their entry, they shouldn't take into account the alleged taste of these people, it's no use really and we end up with forgettable songs.

That's why I hope their next entry will have been chosen because ČT considers it represents well what the country has to offer: talented people with interesting music.

nofuxCZ
13th January 2016, 15:31
According to iDnes.cz sources - Thom Artway, Light & Love and Dasha are the 3 chosen ones among which the jury will decide who will represent us in Stockholm xcheer

http://kultura.zpravy.idnes.cz/cesi-v-eurosongu-2016-0ok-/hudba.aspx?c=A160113_114535_hudba_ts

If it's true, then it looks more than promising! I love Thom and Light & Love - Dasha on the other hand is a great singer, but I havent heard any original music from her apart from some film soundtracks.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLklH8cwUi4


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6h4LCgphR8k

Ritararita
13th January 2016, 16:03
As I already said months before, I would be quite happy with Thom Artway or Light & Love. So, after this, I would like to believe that Jan Bors actually knows this forum and takes some notes. xrunhug

As for Dasha, well... She is really great vocalist, but she somewhat lacks that special something for me. But considering who could be on her place (according to the Escportal.cz poll, for example), I think she would not be a bad choice. I´ll just add for non-Czechs that she was a long-time backing vocalist of Karel Gott and she is currently best known as a singer from tv show StarDance. Most of her tv performances can be seen here (https://www.youtube.com/user/dasobTV/videos).


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwKwSVyeZmo

John1
13th January 2016, 16:36
Don't try to speculate on those songs because you'll be kinda disappointed...
It may happen...

Schlagerman1
13th January 2016, 16:45
I think all three looks pretty good. Especially Thom looks really promising, could bring us something really edgy and well-made. Hope for the best Czechs! :D

John1
13th January 2016, 18:40
It's almost sure that if Czech Republic selects one of those 3 songs, it'd qualify.
Czech reborn for sure !

Ritararita
13th January 2016, 21:21
It's almost sure that if Czech Republic selects one of those 3 songs, it'd qualify.
Czech reborn for sure !

Well, it will be some new song, not these we posted just for illustration of who the mentioned people are. :-)

But the speculations about the candidates now seem to be more or less official. Light & Love confirmed it on their Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/lightandlovemusic/posts/1076707069016738), Dasha shared the IDnes article (https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=877559709008545&id=115691345195389) without commentary and Escportal.cz published an article (http://escportal.cz/ve-hre-o-post-ceskeho-reprezentanta-jsou-tri-interpreti/) about them and a poll, asking who would be the best one (http://escportal.cz/koho-ze-tri-ceskych-kandidatu-chcete-videt-ve-stockholmu/). Only Thom Artway is quiet so far.

John1
13th January 2016, 21:29
Well, it will be some new song, not these we posted just for illustration of who the mentioned people are. :-)

But the speculations about the candidates now seem to be more or less official. Light & Love confirmed it on their Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/lightandlovemusic/posts/1076707069016738), Dasha shared the IDnes article (https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=877559709008545&id=115691345195389) without commentary and Escportal.cz published an article (http://escportal.cz/ve-hre-o-post-ceskeho-reprezentanta-jsou-tri-interpreti/) about them and a poll, asking who would be the best one (http://escportal.cz/koho-ze-tri-ceskych-kandidatu-chcete-videt-ve-stockholmu/). Only Thom Artway is quiet so far.

This show that C.R is certainly involved in the ESC now.

tuorem
13th January 2016, 21:44
Dasha has got the best voice to me, good feels. Light & Love would be nice as well with an appropriate song.
On the contrary, I'm not fond of Thom Artway, his voice sounds like everyone else imo.

toinou03
13th January 2016, 21:46
WoW ! ::cz looks great ! I can't wait for a hitting the top 5 ! :D

aef
13th January 2016, 22:58
I like Light & Love although it's not the music I normally listen to... But it makes me happy and that's one of many aspects that normally work at Eurovision!

dizzydjc
14th January 2016, 05:25
Wow, come on CZ!! Hoping they qualify this year

EscGeek
14th January 2016, 16:06
I'm not impressed...you know what that means...final for ::cz :lol:

John1
14th January 2016, 17:13
I'm stunned !
Czech Republic is now out of the hazardous zone and steps inside the right path.
Congratulations !!

nofuxCZ
14th January 2016, 17:59
http://i.imgur.com/Jm5xHS6.png

AlekS
14th January 2016, 18:30
It's almost sure that if Czech Republic selects one of those 3 songs, it'd qualify.
Czech reborn for sure !
http://img4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20141008044456/vampirediaries/images/b/b4/Preach-tumblr.gif

Cheering for Light & Love xcheer

John1
14th January 2016, 19:27
http://img4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20141008044456/vampirediaries/images/b/b4/Preach-tumblr.gif

Cheering for Light & Love xcheer

Don't be sure that Light & Love is among those 3 acts because there's not any official announcement which has been made yet...

nofuxCZ
14th January 2016, 19:45
I would say it is de facto official. The tweet by Jan Bors, Light and Love's post on Facebook (that even says the poll on idnes.cz might have some impact on the jury's decision) and the fact iDnes.cz is the biggest newspaper that would hardly publish something like this without having reliable sources

John1
14th January 2016, 19:56
I would say it is de facto official. The tweet by Jan Bors, Light and Love's post on Facebook (that even says the poll on idnes.cz might have some impact on the jury's decision) and the fact iDnes.cz is the biggest newspaper that would hardly publish something like this without having reliable sources

I do believe in those news but I also don't want to be happy before the official announcement, because we could be really upset by the result, so...

Sammy
15th January 2016, 00:05
I really liked Light and Love after the first listening. That would be a great entry, but I could also live with Thom Artway. Dasha sings in Czech which I really love, she is also nice to listen to, but I fear she would not stand out with this song.

Ritararita
15th January 2016, 00:11
Today I find out that there is quite a few Thom Artway´s street performances, captured by Prague tourists, on Youtube. I collected them in a playlist (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLpAxSsFJgGQcIgwgPajVWu2k9_vKuWrr_), if there is someone interested. This one is probably my favourite:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbcnzyDQE1U

DanielLuis
15th January 2016, 02:55
I really liked Light and Love after the first listening. That would be a great entry, but I could also live with Thom Artway. Dasha sings in Czech which I really love, she is also nice to listen to, but I fear she would not stand out with this song.

The songs aren't known yet :confused:

Krishoes
15th January 2016, 13:04
I like the fact that Czech Republic is searching a serious and solid entry, however I'm not crazy about any of these 3 singers. I will "judge" the song, obviously :D

Ritararita
16th January 2016, 14:13
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfwTvKYrAsY

John1
16th January 2016, 15:35
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfwTvKYrAsY

They've been taking it very seriously since 2015

joancamo
20th January 2016, 07:24
My hope that the Czech Republic qualifies for the first time is growing as the nordic countries entries and what has been selected so far seem weak this year. I hope the brothers or Tom ends up going

blue00eyes
25th January 2016, 20:25
Poor ::cz :cry:

It's gonna be hard for you to pass. I am afraid it's another non-qualification.

You are also separated from ::pl, we gave you high points..

tuorem
26th January 2016, 00:21
It's gonna be hard for you to pass. I am afraid it's another non-qualification.

You are also separated from ::pl, we gave you high points..

Yeah, it's not looking good for them at the moment. :( Unless SVT decides to help them a little bit with the draw (which is unlikely, but still hope never dies :mrgreen:).

nofuxCZ
26th January 2016, 13:13
Well, I'm still optimistic - but it looks like our position might be worse than last year. But who knows? Azerbaijan qualified only thanks to the juries in the last 2 years, so maybe third time's a charm and they will fail, or some other "sure" qualifier as well. Still hard to judge when we don't know the songs

Johnny992
26th January 2016, 13:33
If San Marino qualified in 2014 with decent song, there are no fears for every other contury to qualify if they send stong song!

Czech Rep. , just try even harder and you will manage to reach the final!!!

DanielLuis
26th January 2016, 16:09
If San Marino qualified in 2014 with decent song, there are no fears for every other contury to qualify if they send stong song!

Czech Rep. , just try even harder and you will manage to reach the final!!!

Of course! And San Marino was in the initally thought hardest semi-final of the two as well.

lowyby
26th January 2016, 16:13
One little nuance: 2 countries more participating in this semi though

DanielLuis
26th January 2016, 16:15
One little nuance: 2 countries more participating in this semi though

Yes that's true. But the principle is still the same: send a good enough song and you qualify. Simple as that.

Sammy
26th January 2016, 21:53
Yes that's true. But the principle is still the same: send a good enough song and you qualify. Simple as that.

Well, some countries need an outstanding song to be "good enough", whereas others qualify regularly regardless of the song...
I fear, the Czech Republic belongs to the first group of countries.

PamSwynford
31st January 2016, 12:24
Eurocontest.cz wrote that Light & Love will probably represent Czech Republic in Stockholm.

GlamSIMorous
31st January 2016, 12:37
Eurocontest.cz wrote that Light & Love will probably represent Czech Republic in Stockholm.

That'd be super amazing!

ZoboCamel
31st January 2016, 12:42
While it's true that some countries may have an easier time with qualification than others due to diaspora votes and the like, I'm strongly in the 'send a good song and you'll get a good score' camp. Most of the countries with consistently good results - Sweden, Ukraine, Norway, Azerbaijan - send strong entries in most years, while countries known to struggle - San Marino, Portugal, Switzerland, Macedonia - usually fail due to weak songs or bad staging.

Last year showed a couple of good examples, I think. Latvia finally sent a good song after years of bouncing between crappiness and mediocrity, and not only did they qualify for the first time in years, they ended in a respectable 6th place; meanwhile, Austria and Denmark put up weak entries, and despite both countries having won in the previous two years, ended with bad results due to their lower song quality.

I definitely feel that Czech Republic were robbed last year, but I'd say that was more due to rock ballads struggling in Eurovision than to 'people don't want to vote for the country'. Hopefully we see a great Czech entry this year rewarded with a top 10 placing!

DerMoment1608
31st January 2016, 15:37
Eurocontest.cz wrote that Light & Love will probably represent Czech Republic in Stockholm.

I hope this turns out as true! I've just listened to "Blueburry Sky" and "True" and think these songs are amazing. If they really are the contestant and their song will be something like these two songs I'll have found my first entry to root for this year xheya


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6h4LCgphR8k


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gs8iM7UZz3s

Kairit
31st January 2016, 16:56
Oh I LOVE "Blueberry Sky", what a fantastic feel-good song, definetly gets me dancing. Gives me a looot of McFly vibes as well, not to mention that one of the two even slightly looks like Tom Fletcher to me. :D I like "True" too, it's just less catchy and memorable. But if they are sending Light & Love then regardless, that is very promising.

Ritararita
31st January 2016, 17:42
Few weeks ago, I noticed some rumors (well, just one person saying that in a commentary (https://www.facebook.com/eurovize/posts/1018185414907567)) that Light & Love submitted a song called "Where Are You Now". I hope it´s not true, since they performed it before the 1st September 2015. It would be pity to make such a mistake. But I still do hope they are the chosen ones, just hopefully with a different song.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Q1BksQAsao

DerMoment1608
1st February 2016, 00:57
Few weeks ago, I noticed some rumors (well, just one person saying that in a commentary (https://www.facebook.com/eurovize/posts/1018185414907567)) that Light & Love submitted a song called "Where Are You Now". I hope it´s not true, since they performed it before the 1st September 2015. It would be pity to make such a mistake. But I still do hope they are the chosen ones, just hopefully with a different song.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Q1BksQAsao

I think it's not so strict anymore, if it's only a very limited audience and it's approved by the EBU it still can be alright

"The compositions (lyrics and music) must not have been commercially released before the 1st of September 2015. In case the composition has been made available to the public, for example, but not limited to, on online video platforms, social networks or (semi-) publicly accessible databanks, the Participating Broadcaster must inform the Eurovision Song Contest Executive Supervisor, who shall have authority to evaluate whether the composition is eligible for participation in the Event."

But as I don't really like the song (at least in this version), in opposite to "Blueberry Sky" and "True", I hope that it's not true, too :D

aef
17th February 2016, 21:26
Still waiting for Light & Love being announced... xbored Listening to Blueberry Sky & True... xlisten2 But hopefully... tadaaa... xhii

nofuxCZ
17th February 2016, 23:03
Still waiting for Light & Love being announced... xbored Listening to Blueberry Sky & True... xlisten2 But hopefully... tadaaa... xhii

It's de facto confirmed.
Thom Artway is on tour in May and Dasha is pregnant, she will be in her 7th month of pregnancy in May, so it wouldn't be wise for her to go to ESC.

aef
18th February 2016, 00:28
It's de facto confirmed.
Thom Artway is on tour in May and Dasha is pregnant, she will be in her 7th month of pregnancy in May, so it wouldn't be wise for her to go to ESC.

Hm, so let's hope for a good song! I have rather high expectations after their two previous songs! xcrossed

Scooby
18th February 2016, 14:33
Light & Love are great xyaay

John1
18th February 2016, 14:35
Light & Love are great xyaay

Don't know if they'd be able to do great?

Scooby
18th February 2016, 14:39
Don't know if they'd be able to do great?

Come on, they will ;)

John1
18th February 2016, 14:45
Come on, they will ;)

I know, but they'll have to struggle if they want to qualify in this SF1...
Hell, just hell.

nofuxCZ
18th February 2016, 20:59
Thom Artway released a new single https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hy6-0Pkoklc
I take it as another confirmation he's not going to Stockholm

DiabloRoma
26th February 2016, 16:24
Any news?

aef
26th February 2016, 22:05
There are only three days left in February, so?!? I want Light & Love with a song as good as their previous songs! NOW!

nofuxCZ
28th February 2016, 10:29
Yeah, I kinda doubt we will get any news tomorrow.
The waiting is killing me :lol: anyway, I went stalking a little bit - Jan Bors (head of our delegation) very recently liked Gabriela Gunčíková's FB page and she recently posted a few interesting things, like that she is "extremely excited for the next few months" and she also posted a picture from studio in Stockholm where she "is working on something really special" (https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=962417633793543&id=189702687731712) - together with her there are two swedish songwriters who wrote this year's runner-up song from Malta's NF and some other songs from other NFs.
Could it be that we will get Gabriela instead of Light & Love? xthink

kopachka
28th February 2016, 10:43
^ You've sent her to FSC once, right?

nofuxCZ
28th February 2016, 10:46
^ You've sent her to FSC once, right?

Yup, FSC50, finished 5th with this song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLb-HruLRaY

kopachka
28th February 2016, 10:53
^ Oh right, crni anđeo! How could I forget? :o And she is really attractive. :mrgreen:

Well, if that's the truth, she could do great things in Stockholm!

aef
28th February 2016, 11:00
Are you kidding me? xfaint I want Light & Love!

John1
28th February 2016, 16:11
Gabriela sth is very good!

GianlucaTomoe
28th February 2016, 17:12
It would be an exciting plot twist if instead of that cheesy male duo we would get this interesting and promising female singer! xcheer Come on, Czech Republic, do the right choice!

aef
29th February 2016, 19:38
So February is over now... xbored

aef
29th February 2016, 21:30
Are there any news in this article? (it's in Czech)

http://www.eurocontest.cz/?p=672

tuorem
29th February 2016, 21:35
Yeah, I kinda doubt we will get any news tomorrow.
The waiting is killing me :lol: anyway, I went stalking a little bit - Jan Bors (head of our delegation) very recently liked Gabriela Gunčíková's FB page and she recently posted a few interesting things, like that she is "extremely excited for the next few months" and she also posted a picture from studio in Stockholm where she "is working on something really special" (https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=962417633793543&id=189702687731712) - together with her there are two swedish songwriters who wrote this year's runner-up song from Malta's NF and some other songs from other NFs.
Could it be that we will get Gabriela instead of Light & Love? xthink

I was like "ok, go on girl"!" until I read this IOTAP

nofuxCZ
2nd March 2016, 09:00
Official announcement of the artist and the song will be between 10th and 12th of March. ČT is "intensively working on the preparations and currently, promo materials are being made" :rolleyes: Hope it will be worth it then.......

nofuxCZ
2nd March 2016, 18:50
ČT sent a hint about our participant to escportal.cz

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CcjkfJaXIAASxCi.jpg

Could my theory about Gabriela Gunčíková be true? xthink Lots of people also shortly call her "GG" and there are clearly "G"s at the picture.

John1
2nd March 2016, 18:58
ČT sent a hint about our participant to escportal.cz

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CcjkfJaXIAASxCi.jpg

Could my theory about Gabriela Gunčíková be true? xthink Lots of people also shortly call her "GG" and there are clearly "G"s at the picture.

Omg, it'd be amazing!
Czech Republic would instantly rise onto my top 5!

EDIT: I think there are two G actually, pink one and navy blue one.

nofuxCZ
2nd March 2016, 19:22
Omg, it'd be amazing!
Czech Republic would instantly rise onto my top 5!


Well, we still haven't heard the song, even the best singer in the world couldn't turn a shit song into a musical gem.

But I have to agree that Gabriela would be really amazing, much better than Light & Love (and I like them too).
Not to mention how sexy she is :mrgreen: She looks like a pop star but then she surprises you with her massive voice, flawlessly belting out big rock songs.
Watch out, Kaliopi!

http://img.cz.prg.cmestatic.com/media/images/original/Dec2011/909186.jpg?7195

John1
2nd March 2016, 19:24
Well, we still haven't heard the song, even the best singer in the world couldn't turn a shit song into a musical gem.

But I have to agree that Gabriela would be really amazing, much better than Light & Love (and I like them too).
Not to mention how sexy she is :mrgreen: She looks like a pop star but then she surprises you with her massive voice, flawlessly belting out big rock songs.
Watch out, Kailopi!

http://img.cz.prg.cmestatic.com/media/images/original/Dec2011/909186.jpg?7195

Lovely girl!

tsegaye
2nd March 2016, 19:53
I can't deal with all these hintsxfaint

nunaney
5th March 2016, 23:24
why oh why couldn't Czech Republic be in semi 2? :(

DaFlo
5th March 2016, 23:35
I havent followed anything about you this year, but...

PLS SAVE THIS YEAR CZECH REPUBLIC

John1
5th March 2016, 23:52
I havent followed anything about you this year, but...

PLS SAVE THIS YEAR CZECH REPUBLIC

They will, just have a look at the picture above.
On the top of the page.

DaFlo
5th March 2016, 23:57
They will, just have a look at the picture above.
On the top of the page.

Well she got the looks, but I don't know about her songs. And she isn't even confirmed yet. Let us just pray it's gonna be good xpray

John1
6th March 2016, 00:03
Well she got the looks, but I don't know about her songs. And she isn't even confirmed yet. Let us just pray it's gonna be good xpray

They hinted a picture like 1 week ago.
Yes, let's join our hands and sit around ČT headquarters. xpray

tsegaye
6th March 2016, 00:07
The artwork (once again, what's up with all these hints) looks great hah, I hope they come with something that can suprise me in a good way this year... We really need it. It will be hard though because semi 1 is much stronger than semi 2, it's ridiculous.

lowyby
6th March 2016, 12:12
The artwork (once again, what's up with all these hints) looks great hah, I hope they come with something that can suprise me in a good way this year... We really need it. It will be hard though because semi 1 is much stronger than semi 2, it's ridiculous.

Compared to 2015 still weak as sh*t though..

John1
6th March 2016, 12:53
Compared to 2015 still weak as sh*t though..

That's completely right.
They could stun us with a great song which is the most likely hypothesis so far, as long as they have managed to bring the quality back in the SF2 last year.

Charly
6th March 2016, 14:44
I hope Czech Republic could reveal a killer song that can rise to the top of the betting odds xcheer

John1
6th March 2016, 14:50
I hope Czech Republic could reveal a killer song that can rise to the top of the betting odds xcheer

They're higher than expected. 39th something. :lol:

DanielLuis
6th March 2016, 17:15
They're higher than expected. 39th something. :lol:

They're 30th actually.

nofuxCZ
6th March 2016, 21:32
Light & Love has updated their list of upcoming shows. They have scheduled shows for 10th and 14th of May, so I think we can rule them out :o

DanielLuis
6th March 2016, 21:36
Light & Love has updated their list of upcoming shows. They have scheduled shows for 10th and 14th of May, so I think we can rule them out :o

I guess it's really Gabriela

Mii11
6th March 2016, 23:01
Czech Republic, please choose Margaret. Let's show Pisland Poland what they have lost :)

Otherwise, I think Gabriela would be an amazing choice :) I hope she will come up with something modern because right now I feel like we are moving back in time to 2000s (::ro, ::pl, ::ba, etc.)

tsegaye
6th March 2016, 23:03
Czech Republic, please choose Margaret. Let's show Pisland Poland what they have lost :)

Otherwise, I think Gabriela would be an amazing choice :) I hope she will come up with something modern because right now I feel like we are moving back in time to 2000s (::ro, ::pl, ::ba, etc.)

Would Margaret be able to participate for Czech Republic? :lol:

Mii11
6th March 2016, 23:06
Would Margaret be able to participate for Czech Republic? :lol:

Why not? Switzerland is sending Rykka (originally from ::ca) and they sent Celine Dion (also from ::ca) and won. :) Moreover, Czech Republic would be in first place on oddschecker xheart

tuorem
6th March 2016, 23:13
Czech Republic, please choose Margaret. Let's show Pisland Poland what they have lost :)

No, Czechs should send Gabriela with "Cool Me Down" :mrgreen: et voilŕ! Czech Republic becomes the savior of 2016. :lol:

Seriously, I wonder what they'll send xthink

Mii11
6th March 2016, 23:16
No, Czechs should send Gabriela with "Cool Me Down" :mrgreen: et voilŕ! Czech Republic becomes the savior of 2016. :lol:

Seriously, I wonder what they'll send xthink

That's not a bad idea as well :) Then we would be heading to Prague next year xheart

tuorem
6th March 2016, 23:18
That's not a bad idea as well :) Then we would be heading to Prague next year xheart

If I could be a city, I would be Prague xheart I would seriously consider going to Eurovision if it was held there :p

Mii11
6th March 2016, 23:26
If I could be a city, I would be Prague xheart I would seriously consider going to Eurovision if it was held there :p

I agree with you. Being Prague would be amazing xheart
http://www.czechtourism.com/getmedia/d00373c2-f55f-48c0-9c50-d6481d3d8538/a-prague-top-ten-sights.jpg.aspx?width=724&height=483&ext=.jpg
O2 could be a venue to host Eurovision.
https://www.pragueeventscalendar.com/src/upload/cache/408/309//j/1/p17pikr8g3lpn12jp17pbpfu1aj45.jpg

DanielLuis
8th March 2016, 02:23
Czech Republic's odds shortened a lot today on all markets, did some sort of rumour come out?

honzak11
8th March 2016, 08:24
Nope. Maybe they've noticed the teaser just now? lol

JamieBrown
8th March 2016, 09:57
More czechs xheya

I browsed this thread this night, when I couldn't sleep and because ::cz is the only country we have not many infos for. I noticed a tweet from January where informations were promised to be announced soon :lol: Nonetheless I listened Love & Light and Thom Artway. Both seem quite good, but it seems they have other responsibilities in may :| Or they are just tricking...

DanielLuis
8th March 2016, 10:34
Nope. Maybe they've noticed the teaser just now? lol

Its probably that :lol:

honzak11
8th March 2016, 11:02
Bors at twitter: "This is gonna be... wow. Lack of words :)"
xlisten2

nperkooo5
8th March 2016, 11:17
Czech Republic's odds shortened a lot today on all markets, did some sort of rumour come out?

It is preety standard for songs released in that way, that odds are slowly lowering before final realese, don't know why. Happened with Armenia, Netherlands,... now happening with Czech republic, Croatia, Serbia, also Azerbaijan. After realse, usually odds start drifting:D

Wondering where is the reason, guess these are some last hopes for bettors, so they are investing all-in in those countries:)

esc87fan
8th March 2016, 13:36
No, Czechs should send Gabriela with "Cool Me Down" :mrgreen: et voilŕ! Czech Republic becomes the savior of 2016. :lol:

Seriously, I wonder what they'll send xthink

Just like the wish for ::au to send Anja in order to get revenge on ::dk after losing to Lighthouse X?

tsegaye
8th March 2016, 15:42
Nope. Maybe they've noticed the teaser just now? lol

Which teaser?

honzak11
8th March 2016, 15:46
Which teaser?

http://www.eurovisionary.com/czech-republic-release-eurovision-2016-teaser/

dizzydjc
8th March 2016, 19:35
The Czech's are going to have bring something BIG in order to qualify from their semi (which is so so strong!), but I have faith. Come on, blow us out of the water and have the winning song.

nofuxCZ
8th March 2016, 19:47
Now I'm quite sure it is Gabriela xcheer

As I wrote in February, Jan Bors, head of our delegation liked in early February Gabriela's FB page and also a page of Gabriela's vocal coach Ken Tamplin
http://i.imgur.com/OoDRBkQ.png

Gabriela posted this pic to Facebook, saying she is working on something very special in Stockholm. On the pic she is together with two swedish songwriters who wrote quite a few Eurovision NF entries, for example this year's runner up in Malta's NF.
http://i.imgur.com/s4xkvui.png

One of these songwriters, Sara Biglert, became recently friends with our HoD, Jan Bors on FB
http://i.imgur.com/awtz9Qo.png

Jan Bors tweeted this few days ago - it was liked by Aidan O'Connor - also a friend with Sara, also co-wrote many Eurovision NF entries!
http://i.imgur.com/ydUfFrn.png


Coincidence? I DOUBT IT!

tsegaye
8th March 2016, 19:50
Jan Bors looks like a person that knows about music (hopefully) :D

John1
8th March 2016, 21:20
Czech Republic rules the ESC this year.

Mii11
8th March 2016, 22:18
OMG I'm so excited <3 Imagine Czech Republic winning this year. After years of rubbish entries (except for Hope Never Dies), years of being stuck in semis and non-participation we will finally see this:
http://s8.postimg.org/6md55ik51/Czech_Republic_Rules.png

GianlucaTomoe
8th March 2016, 22:19
"Have some fun" was far from being rubbish... Very underrated actually.

tuorem
9th March 2016, 02:16
OMG I'm so excited <3 Imagine Czech Republic winning this year. After years of rubbish entries (except for Hope Never Dies), years of being stuck in semis and non-participation we will finally see this:
http://s8.postimg.org/6md55ik51/Czech_Republic_Rules.png

Fake screenshot! Only 936 points? :rolleyes:

Evalngelion
9th March 2016, 07:03
OMG I'm so excited <3 Imagine Czech Republic winning this year. After years of rubbish entries (except for Hope Never Dies), years of being stuck in semis and non-participation we will finally see this:
http://s8.postimg.org/6md55ik51/Czech_Republic_Rules.png

I'm loving this image as i love your positivism :)xyaay xyaay

Evalngelion
9th March 2016, 07:07
If Czech Republic goes with Cool Me Down wouldnt it be against the rules of the contest or something alike?

tuorem
9th March 2016, 15:04
If Czech Republic goes with Cool Me Down wouldnt it be against the rules of the contest or something alike?

Technically, I guess not. I mean Napoli (!) competed in Belarusian and Polish NFs this year, so as long as a song isn't officially representing a country already, there shouldn't be any rule broken.

But realistically, "Cool Me Down" will remain a NF entry. Czechs didn't wait for a Polish reject to make a choice.

John1
9th March 2016, 15:11
OMG I'm so excited <3 Imagine Czech Republic winning this year. After years of rubbish entries (except for Hope Never Dies), years of being stuck in semis and non-participation we will finally see this:
http://s8.postimg.org/6md55ik51/Czech_Republic_Rules.png

That'd be something incredible!!!

Mrm
9th March 2016, 22:43
YEAH!

Spyndlerov Mlyn 2016! xlove xheart

tuorem
9th March 2016, 23:17
In case Czech Republic wins, Marta Jandová should definitely be the host xheart She's so funny and talks so much that it would give me a good reason to care about the entire shows (rather than the performances only) :lol:

DiabloRoma
10th March 2016, 18:06
Czechs, JUST RELEASE THIS SONG! :D

GianlucaTomoe
10th March 2016, 18:17
Come on Czech Republic, confirm Gabriela already!! I need it!!

John1
10th March 2016, 18:17
I'll praise Czech people if they come to choose Gabriela Gunčíková

EscGeek
10th March 2016, 18:21
Cool me down? yes please!xheat

John1
10th March 2016, 18:29
Cool me down? yes please!xheat

No, please! xcry

blue00eyes
10th March 2016, 20:11
Cool me down? yes please!xheat

Never.

EscGeek
10th March 2016, 20:22
Never.

you guys had your chance xbeee

nofuxCZ
10th March 2016, 22:44
It's official - Gabriela will fly our flag in Stockholm!!!

Not officially published by ČT, but they once again, like last year, didn't secure their website enough - I found the artist bio on their ESC website
Enjoy

http://www.ceskatelevize.cz/porady/11340274960-eurovision-song-contest-2016/216542150040001/9419

nofuxCZ
10th March 2016, 22:46
Oh and now they published it officially ;;;;;;

The title of our entry is "I stand"

GianlucaTomoe
10th March 2016, 22:48
Yayyyyyy!!!!!!

nofuxCZ
10th March 2016, 22:51
Entry was written by irish-swedish songwriters, apparently it sounds like it could be on a movie soundtrack


LYRICS

I’ve worn the path
I’ve hit the wall
I’m the one who rose and fall

I’ve played my heart
When I played the part
But it got me through the rain

I have felt the strain
I’ve made mistakes
With the monsters in my head

But in the end
You’re standing there
You’re the one who always cares

Cause I stand
I stand
I am standing here
Just because of you
Every part of me is a part of you
I stand

I’m standing tall
I can hold it all
Now I see where I belong

The choice I made
helped me understand
Now this life is mine to play

I am thanking you, you made me

You are my air
I’ll always care!

I stand…

You never lose hold of me
You always trust and you see

I stand
I stand

nofuxCZ
10th March 2016, 22:53
Snippet of the entry http://www.amazon.fr/I-Stand-Gabriela-Guncikova/dp/B01C7TUXP8

Uvaro
10th March 2016, 22:55
no rudeness intended, but that 20-second long snippet is already my favourite czech entry ever. :lol:

SwissKung
10th March 2016, 22:57
The could build up to something very exceptional, will have to wait for the full song but I'm already in love with the singer's voice!

Smudy
10th March 2016, 22:57
The snippet is gorgeous.

nofuxCZ
10th March 2016, 23:00
Václav Noid Bárta was part of the jury that chose the entry, along with 3 other members of our last year's jury at Vienna.

nofuxCZ
10th March 2016, 23:03
Entry was written by Sara Biglert, Christian Schneider and Aidan O'Connor as I suspected :lol:

DaFlo
10th March 2016, 23:05
promising for sure, but not the type of song I hoped for.. hmm guess my last hope is Serbia :(

nofuxCZ
10th March 2016, 23:14
I hoped for a big rock song, but this sounds promising as well! xcheer Maybe it's better like this, as this year we already have a couple of rock songs :D


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEsf8VEmweY

elanyvx
10th March 2016, 23:26
Tomorrow, on Friday 11 March at 14:00 CET, you can watch the official video clip of her song on Eurovision.tv.
http://www.eurovision.tv/page/news?id=its_gabriela_guncikova_with_i_stand_for_th e_czech_republic

FoxOfShadows
10th March 2016, 23:59
I so wanted ::cz to qualify this year but I just can't see them doing it with based on the snippet considering they're in one of the most brutal semis ever with only a few friends to back them up. If they were in Semi 2, I'd give them much more of a chance but with this, I think the hope has died :(

nofuxCZ
11th March 2016, 00:08
Now that I finally calmed down, I have to say I'm a bit disappointed - Gabriela has a huge, amazing voice and she won't be able to showcase it in this song. :/

tuorem
11th March 2016, 01:45
Entry was written by Sara Biglert, Christian Schneider and Aidan O'Connor as I suspected :lol:

Who are these foreigners people?

I started fearing that Czech composers would be involved :rolleyes: lucky espace!

WhoKnows
11th March 2016, 03:23
The snippet sounds promising. Don't want to read too much into it (Russia and Australia both disappointed) but I'm actually kind of excited for this. Go Czechia!

joancamo
11th March 2016, 05:04
xheat I just can't handle it sounds it will be epic!!!
xpray Oh Eurovision gods just please let ::cz qualify this time so they don't withdraw, why they had to be in semi 1 and not 2 SOOCX-OI

John1
11th March 2016, 08:06
This 30 seconds' spinnet sounds like very promising. I hope they'll manage to qualify despite being in the SF1, which is kinda unlikely.. :-/

Fierro
11th March 2016, 09:35
Another Swedish ballad. Stay in semi.

honzak11
11th March 2016, 11:02
FULL SONG and VIDEOCLIP in this article! Love it !
http://www.super.cz/415073-blondynka-s-hlasem-jako-zvon-guncikova-bude-cesko-reprezentovat-na-mezinarodni-soutezi-takhle-se-tocil-jeji-nahy-klip.html

Oshawott
11th March 2016, 11:13
Great song.

JamieBrown
11th March 2016, 11:14
I feel like CT did something wrong. Something like this in the last year and the should've qualified, the same goes the other way round. It will be hell for them to compete in SF1, maybe they'll get help with the draw, but I'm afraid we're losing the Czech Republic again, and then it seems for always, just like Slovakia :(

My personal oppinion is, that it's okay. Okay as many other songs this year, so that's quite a insult from me this year. It's more a filler to me, than standing out.

GianlucaTomoe
11th March 2016, 11:24
Love it!! A clear qualifier.

RainyWoods
11th March 2016, 11:28
Good gosh, I think I love it. I wasn't sure at first but overtime it reveals it's depth and has unexpected melodic twists and turns that keep you fixated. It's glorious and most importantly it has great warmth to it. So many ballads today that are similar in style come off as cold and metallic. This is the complete opposite. I'm actually in shock to be quite honest. I think this is close to incredible... and damn you Czech Republic for making me nearly get emotional at this time in the morningxcry1 That's how strangely poignant it was on the first listen. What a glorious song, and a stunning video to go with it as well. Well done!

*throws 12*

nofuxCZ
11th March 2016, 11:45
It's good. Very good. Still I'm disappointed, just because I know of what is Gabriela capable of. She won't be able to show it not even from 50%.

Fierro
11th March 2016, 11:54
Absolutely forgettable and bland.

QwaarJet
11th March 2016, 11:58
I...actually quite enjoy this. Very beautiful. Needed a bit more punch but by the end I was enjoying it. 7 points at the moment, but may grow on me. I'll put the poll up.

Knubelznarm
11th March 2016, 12:05
Pretty music video. Anonymous song. It has very little personality.

4 points.

DaFlo
11th March 2016, 12:12
hm .. it's not bad but idk, it's just there

5 points :(

Ritararita
11th March 2016, 12:16
Mixed feelings. My theory is that from the three previously rumored artists, ČT picked Dasha, then she gave up due to her pregnancy and ČT started seeking another performer for the already picked song, tailor-made for Dasha. Gabriela Gunčíková is great whenever she sings some Tina Turner/Bonnie Tyler type of material with her husky voice probably cultivated by millions of cigarettes, but this... It´s too smooth for my taste and for Gabriela´s standard. But who knows, maybe I will correct my opinion after some time of listening to it. And after listening to the other songs, because the first five or six released songs were such a disappointment for me that I almost lost my interest and skipped two or three weeks of following Eurovision.

WhoKnows
11th March 2016, 12:17
Not amazing but pretty good. Puts CR in play to qualify at the very least.

Fred
11th March 2016, 12:39
Alright...
Sweden sends this song with Lisa Ajax or Molly Sandén and you'll say: WINNER, THE BEST SONG, SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!!!!!!!!!!! xballon xballon xballon xballon xyaay xcheer

Czech Republic send this song and you say: Uhm, bland. Boring, plain, it doesn't have personality...


I... I just don't understand...

AlekS
11th March 2016, 12:42
http://i.imgur.com/YkCbY7x.gif

12pts :lol: :oops: xheart

nofuxCZ
11th March 2016, 13:00
Mixed feelings. My theory is that from the three previously rumored artists, ČT picked Dasha, then she gave up due to her pregnancy and ČT started seeking another performer for the already picked song, tailor-made for Dasha. Gabriela Gunčíková is great whenever she sings some Tina Turner/Bonnie Tyler type of material with her husky voice probably cultivated by millions of cigarettes, but this... It´s too smooth for my taste and for Gabriela´s standard. But who knows, maybe I will correct my opinion after some time of listening to it. And after listening to the other songs, because the first five or six released songs were such a disappointment for me that I almost lost my interest and skipped two or three weeks of following Eurovision.

That theory is probably true, someone posted in the other forum, that they found article published on SVT website from 18th January, where our entry was actually revealed in a sidebox, it said "Tjeckien - Dasha - I Stand - Sara Biglert och Christian Schneider".

doctormalisimo
11th March 2016, 13:04
Czech Republic could send Eric Saade feat. Tooji and I'd still root for them to qualify tbh

John1
11th March 2016, 13:15
Czech Republic is my new #1!

theCONWEL
11th March 2016, 13:24
LOVE this! Just beautiful xheart

whiteshoes
11th March 2016, 13:46
Actually a beautiful song with a great musical arrangement.
The chorus, however is a little disappointing. I expected a better chorus after the verses