Participant(s): KABÁT Song: Malá Dáma Writer(s): KABÁT Composer(s): KABÁT
For many year Eurovision fans hoped to have the Czech Republic within the Eurovision family. As Slovakia has already participated several times with great artists, it was to be expected the same from the Czech Republic. Why this country has been waiting that many years in unclear, maybe Lordi’s overwhelming success has been the inspiration for the Czechs to participate this year for the first time? It’s always interesting and uplifting to welcome new countries to join the Eurovision Song Contest. But on the other hand, the more countries take part, the competition gets harder. That’s a pity for countries like Portugal, Malta or Cyprus, etc. Those countries never won since decades – the risk of withdrawing is quite high.
The Czech band Kabat is real rock band. Eurovision has always been open for all kinds of music. But rock music is not the kind of music the Eurovision Song Contest stands for. To make Eurovision a Rock contest is certainly not the future. Lordi’s “Hard Rock Hallelujah” an extraordinary exception with a unique style and the performance stands for its own.