The Czech broadcaster announced that Marta Jandová and Václav Noid Barta will sing together for Czech Republic in the 2015 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna. Their song called “Hope never dies” is written by Václav Noid Bárta and produced by Ondrej Soukup. The date of song presentation has not been revealed yet.
40-year old Marta is best known for being the lead singer of the German alternative metal band Die Happy. She also participated in Bundesvision Song Contest twice. In 2005, Marta performed “Wie weit” with the Finnish band Apocalyptica, representing the German state Baden-Württemberg, and finishing 5th in the contest. The band is famous for singing in the Interval Act of Eurovision 2007. Two years later, she won the competition for Niedersachsen with the German band Oomph, singing “Träumst du?”.
“I lived in Germany for ten years and I know that Eurovision is very popular there, even amongst rock fans. It’s a big thing for them, probably because they won twice. For me, it will be even more interesting as I know all my friends will watch it” – Marta said.
Václav is a Prague-native 34 year-old rock singer, who is also a composer, a lyricist and an actor. He performed in several musicals, such as “Aida” and “Jesus Christ Superstar”. Václav admits that Eurovision is a very interesting event, but that it hasn’t acquired the popularity in Czech Republic as in other European countries. He knows that in the rest of Europe, the contest is considered to be a huge music celebration and that’s why it’s an honour for him to be a part of the show. The singer is certain that, together with Marta, they will make Czech people proud.
Michael Kocab, one of the jury members, revealed that the jury decided on the song without knowing who the authors are. “Hope never dies” has been chosen because of its very interesting chorus and some surprising modulations. He said that if this song will be performed well, it will impress the audience. The professional jury consisted of:
- Honza Dedek (journalist)
- Martin Cervinka (talent scout)
- Jitka Benesova (radio-journalist)
- Michal Hruza (musician)
- Michael Kocab (musician)
The broadcaster also announced +that both semifinals of Eurovision 2015 will be broadcaster live by CT ART and that the final will be aired on CT1. Ales Hama will be the commentator of all three shows.