Hi guys! So, a while ago – roughly about a month ago – we found out that Marta Jandová and Václav Noid Bárta would represent the Czech Republic, a country which hadn’t taken part in the Contest since 2009..and only tonight was the song presented to the wider public. So what do we think of the song? And how well will it do in Eurovision? Keep reading to find out!
Well, you can’t say that the two artists stuck with a genre they were comfortable with! “Hope Never Dies” is a ballad, that also has elements of rock, pop and even maybe the hint of folk! The composition of the song is quite…well structured, as the song’s chorus are a lot stronger and more…visible – if you can put it that way – than the verses. The song is meant to build up to quite a large climax, but the only negative part of this is that….well, it doesn’t. It ends with a strong ending note by Jandová and Bárta, but it’s not up to the same standards as, say – Il Volo would end their song. However, the lyrical content of the song is what I think is the stand out section of the song. The lyrics are quite dark for a song that has quite an optimistic title. One particular line I feel is strong is “I have their mark/ They never miss their prey”…now, I know it’s quite like Amandine Burgeois’ line “Mon cou port encore ta griffe” back in 2013, but it’s something that can really get you to visualise the pain they’re going through. And might I also add that the vocals are very strong too? Václav’s rocky riffs are soo able to be heard, it’ll have to help the song stand out in May!
Speaking of, how well will the song do in Vienna? Well, the Czech Republic was allocated to perform in the first half of the second semi-final, which has quite an array of songs in it. However, it is also most sparsely populated half of either semi, with only five songs selected, so it’s hard to predict how well it’ll do in such a variety of songs. I do think though, that the Czechs do have a good shot at qualifying for the final for the first time in….forever, but it does depend on how they’ll stage the song, and where in the show they’ll be performing. Should it get to the final, I doubt it’ll do very well, but for the Czech Republic, doing better than second-last is a major achievement for them! Best of luck!
So what do you think of the song?
Fridrik Lindsson from Sweden: I am happy with the song. It could actually do very well, seeming as it’s a bit of a different sort of ballad than most of the others.
Andrew Jeffs from the United Kingdom: Surprise, surprise; another ballad that will get lost in the sea of ballads this year!
Svana Lístí Agnarsdóttir from Iceland: OMG THIS IS FANTASTIC. YOU REALLY DON’T KNOW HOW HAPPY I AM WITH THIS SONG…Best of luck, Czech Republic. I know I’ll be voting for you!
Gráinne Gallagher from Ireland: It’s an okay song, I hope they do well.
Well the fans are quite undecided as to whether or not they are liking the Czech song for Eurovision 2015…will we finally see the Czech Republic in the final this year? We’ll have to wait and see…so what do you think? Are you happy with the song that the Czechs are sending to Vienna? Were you expecting anything different? And how well do you think the Czechs will do in Austria? Feel free to tell us what you think by commenting below!