It will be the 6th time for the Czech Republic in the Eurovision Song Contest. After last year’s great success with “I Stand” by Gabriela Gunciková the Czech broadcaster CT has made an internal selection again to determine the entry for Kiev.
Martina Bárta was born in Prague and has studied the French horn as well as singing. Since her studies at the Academy of Arts in Berlin she has mainly concentrated on jazz. Martina regularly appears on jazz festivals and in music projects in the Czech Republic and Germany. Furthermore she is part of two projects “4 to the bar” and “Sinatrology”. According to an interview Martina emphasised that she can identify very well with the motto of this year’s ESC “Celebrate Diversity”, as she can bring her very own and innovative jazz like style on the big ESC stage.
The song “My Turn” is a classic piano ballad written by a British composer team DWV / Kyler Niko. It has been produced in London and the video clip has been filmed in Prague in a very interesting way it’s showing different people young and old, small and tall in a very intimate and touching way. Judged by the impact of the video clip there is another great ballad coming from the Czech Republic again. Martina’s good voice corresponds to the sophisticated composition. This entry is even stronger than last year’s Czech entry has a great and memorable chorus which is very radio friendly as well. This is another high quality entry from the Czech Republic which should not be underestimated.
Chief Editor of eurovisionlive.com
About me: Due to the fact that my parents are musicians, I have a gained a great enthusiasm for music. Since 1979 my interest in the Eurovision Song Contest has grown enormously. My first ESC I joined was in Dublin 1995. Six years later I founded the website eurovisionlive.com in the year 2001. The most fascinating part for me is the original idea of the Eurovision Song Contest – the peaceful contest of the European countries. I am very happy that I have the chance to contribute my little part for the greatest music show in the world.