Photo: Eurovision Song Contest

The wind-swept hair, the over-dramatic singing and facial expressions, the incomprehensible video, the change of key towards the end of the song, the reflective staring into mirrors, lyrics such as “sea of pain”, “ravens calling my name” or “we can rise and fight” … You can’t really get more Eurovision than Marta Jandová and Václav Noid Bárta, the Czech Republic’s contestants for this year’s edition, and their song “Hope Never Dies.”

This will only be the Czech Republic’s fourth appearance in the song contest. Having failed more or less miserably in its previous attempts in 2007, 2008 and 2009, the country isn’t particularly interested in Eurovision.

The duo Marta Jandová and Václav Noid Bárta was selected via an expert jury from the Czech broadcaster ÄŒeská televise.

Our vote:

Does it make you want to visit that country? 0.5/10

Was there enough glitter? 4.75/10

Ok to quit your day job? 1.75/10


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