Welcome back to the ESC Views’ Pre-Contest Vote 2015! If you are unfamiliar with what this involves, do go ahead and click this link to take you to the ‘Launch Page’ of the competition. As more and more of these articles are written, they will be added to this page, so you can navigate between each country as you so wish.
This time, we’re looking at the Czech Republic, who have returned to the contest after a 6 year break. Their song, ‘Hope Never Dies’ will be performed by Marta Jandová and Václav Noid Bárta. ČT chose the song via an internal selection, using a jury of five music professionals to make the final decision. The country has never qualified for the final.
Here’s what the jury members think:
Lewis – It’s yet another ballad, but it’s definitely amongst the best of them this time around. After a 6 year absence, I really do feel this is the country’s best chance of progressing to the final, but they need a memorable on-stage performance for it to work out in the end. 7/12
Reece – I find this very average – I’m not sure their voices go well together, and it’s likely to be forgotten. I can see it qualifying, but only just – the song is simply not strong enough, despite a valiant attempt. 5/12
Rory – I’m soooo happy that the Czech Republic are taking part in the Contest again..I really just wish the song had been a bit more….”strong”. Like, the song is good, but for me I’m just left a little underwhelmed after hearing it..I’d love it to qualify, but purely to keep the country in Eurovision for next year. 5/12
Lauren – I quite like the way their voices fit together. There are quite a few ballads in the contest this year and whilst I don’t think it really matches up to Norway’s entry, it’s still pretty good. 7/12.
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