Third in our series of Czech interviews is a young lady with a huge talent! Eva will certainly “Fly” in such a selection and has become a firm favourite with our forum members. We were lucky enough to get to chat with her about her upcoming participation!
First of all thank you for your time talking to us. How are you? Can you introduce yourself? What can you tell us about yourself?
I thank you! I am having a great time! I am 24 years old and come from a small town called Hlučín. When I was 15, I started to study musical acting in our capital Prague. Since then, I’ve lived in Prague and I do for a living what I love – musicals and music.
Your song that you will be presenting for the Czech national final is “Fly”. What can you tell us about the song?
The music was composed by Václav Noid Bárta, who also represented our country in the Eurovision Song Contest with Marta Jandová in 2015! The lyrics were written by David Vostrý. It’s a song about love. This is a theme about which everybody has something to say, because everybody has experienced some love. The song is about sad love, when a man is alone with his broken heart and doesn’t know what really happened, so he is asking: “What is this?”. But I don’t want to be depressive here. In the end everything will be alright!
What was the inspiration for the song, and did you write it specifically for the Czech national final and Eurovision?
Yes, the song was written for this contest. Václav was inspired by my theatre role. We were playing together in the musical, my character had an acrobatic gig there and I was basically flying on the stage. That’s why the song is called Fly. Also, David connected the whole thing with love.
What is your impression of the Eurovision Song Contest in general? Do you watch it every year? What is your favourite entry?
Yes, I watch it and I love it! I am not a sporty type, so the ice hockey and football world championship is not my thing. So for the whole year I am looking forward to Eurovision and I am enjoying it. To be a part of this is a dream come true. Every single performance is astonishing. All of the participants are professionals and masters of their art, so it’s very difficult to choose a single favourite. I like when a singer puts themselves and thier feelings into the performance, that’s why I loved the last winner of course. But I’d like to mention also Freddie, who with his song Pioneer represented Hungary in 2016!
Apart from the Eurovision Song Contest, where would you dream to do a performance?
I am a musical actress, so my dream is Broadway of course. And because I have family all around the globe, I am thinking about moving somewhere with my husband and son for a while. We like Italy the most for now, because my sister lives there. So maybe if I go to represent our country in Eurovision, someone from the Italian theatres will like me and make me an offer!
Has being on TV made you more self-conscious?
Well it is a bigger responsibility. You must watch what are you saying and which opinions you are declaring. I have mostly younger fans so I am trying to be an example to them. Young girls like to be similar to their idol so I am trying to do good and on my social networks I like to advise them just to be themselves, to not be afraid, and to not harm anyone. Young people do not have an easy life in these times. Life is surrounded by phones, Facebook and Instagram and can be very stressful and depressing. I am trying to give them the positive energy and they always have an open door with me, when they need advice. I think this should be done by everyone who is somehow influential.
What advice you would give to your teenage self?
Don’t make things up just to look more interesting. Work on being more interesting and a better person!
What’s the one thing that might surprise people about you?
Until I was 18 I didn’t eat meat and sweets…
What is a typical day like for you?
I wake up, turn on music, make breakfast, tidy up the flat and then I am with my family. When I have some free time I am at home with my son and partner and we are just enjoying each other creating, laughing, dancing. When I work, I wake up very early, go to the studio to shoot a TV series and come back home in the evening. Then I run to the theatre and get ready for the stage. I put on a costume and wig and I go to play my part. After the performance I run to my family, sometimes we have late dinner and before we sleep we read or we watch some nice movie. I was a huge workaholic and sometimes I still am, but since I have had a son, I try to enjoy things more.
We would like to thank Eva for her time and wish her luck with her entry, “Fly”!
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