We can not wait for the Eurovision Song Contest in Liverpool. Therefore, we have a closer look at one of the contestants every day. Today: Czechia.
Vesna won the national final for the Eurovision Song Contest in Czechia. The all girl band will sing “My sister’s crown”. The song is written and composed by Patricie Kaňok Fuxová, Tanita Yankova and Kateryna Vatchenko.
Vesna is an alternative music band with strong folklore features. It consists of singer, composer and lyricist Patricie Fuxová, violinist and vocalist Bára Šůstková, keyboardist Olesya Ochepovská, drummer Markéta Vedralová and bassist Tereza Čepková. It was Patricie who founded the group in 2016. It was a year later when their debut single “Morona” was released, followed by their debut album in 2018. A second album was released in 2020.
Girl bands in Eurovision
We don’t want to be pessimistic to the Czech, but an all girl group has never won the Eurovision Song Contest. Only on a few occasions, girl bands made it to the top-3. In 1994 it was MeKaDo who reached the 3rd place. The girls (Melanie, Katy and Dorkas) did an attempt, according to Dutch commentor Willem van Beusekom, “…to let German not sound as German”. That attempt was “Wir geben ‘ner Party”.
Female duo t.A.T.u. also reached the 3rd place, for Russia in 2003. The girls sang “Ņe ver’, ņe boisia (ņe prosi)”. For the performance, they announced a kiss on stage. EBU forbid that and they decided not to do it. But the result was that they became the talk of the town. It was a Russian girl band again who made it to the 3rd place in 2007: Serebro. After “Song #1” they managed to had some international hits. And as we do not consider the Buranovskiye Babushki a girl band, that’s all…
Czechia in the Eurovision Song Contest
Czechia, a.k.a. the Czech Republic, participated in the Eurovision Song Contest for the first time in 2007. The country had a lot of difficulties in doing well. When they finally reached the final in 2016 with Gabriela Gunčíková, they ended up 25th. The televoter didn’t award the song with any points. The one who broke the curse for Czechia was Mikolas Josef. He became 6th in 2018 with “Lie to me”. So far, that is the biggest succes for Czechia.
Currently, Czechia has the 8th place in the betting odds. That would be a great score for the country and for Vesna. Let’s keep our fingers crossed that this is gonna be true in May.
And of course, here is the song: