27 October – How to be whole again

Do you remember those countries who only started their Eurovision fun and games in the 21st Century? Some have had more success than others. Some perhaps deserved success when they didn’t get it. Others got it and maybe shouldn’t have?

Today’s birthday boy Václav Noid Bárta – I think – is in the first category. He did his memorable duet with rock chick Marta Jandová and had the slightly deeper voice, and slightly more facial hair. He was a popular bunny in Vienna with the fans and many were disappointed that this only managed 13th in its semi-final. At the time, it was the Czechs’ best-ever finish, so they can be proud of that fact, at least.

Václav is 38 today.

Všechno nejlepší, Václav!