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Czech Republic: “My Turn” To Be Revealed on Monday

“My Turn” the Czech entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 is to be revealed in just three days time.

Martina Bárta’s song for the 62nd edition of the Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv, Ukraine will be revealed on Monday morning. The singer will be performing the song “My Turn”, which was written by British songwriters. In the past couple of weeks Martina has been filming the music video for the song as well as holding a number of photo shoots.

Martina’s participation was revealed in the middle of February by the German Jazz Band, 4 To The Bar which she is a member of. She has been a member of the group since 2014 and performs the French Horn as well as performing a number of concerts over her career.

On the jury that selected “My Turn” and Martina for Kyiv were; conductor and composer Martin Kumžák (50), singer, producer and composer and member of 4TET, Jiří Škorpík (44), founder of the group Lucie and composer Michal Dvořák (51), composer and singer Pražského výběru Michal Pavlíček (60) musician, composer, conductor and member of the group BSP, Ota Balage (55).

A total of 300 songs were submitted in the Czech Republic to represent them at the contest, with five potential artists shortlisted at the start of January. This is the third year running that the Czech Republic has opted to internally select both their singer and song for the Eurovision Song Contest. Prior to their return to the competition in 2015, the Czech Republic held national finals to select their participants in the contest.

Source: Martina Barta

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The Czech Republic debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2007 with the band Kabát and the song “Malá dáma”, they finished last in the semi-final scoring just 1 point from Estonia. The country went on to participate for a further two years before withdrawing from the contest after the 2009 edition in Moscow where Gipsy.cz scored nul points. In 2016 the Czech Republic qualified for their first final, Gabriela Gunčíková finished 25th in the final with the song “I Stand”.
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