“Upcoming jazz singer” Martina Barta is to represent the Czech Republic in Ukraine. The ‘news’ leaked after the band she’s working with mentioned the Eurovision gig on their website. Shortly after they deleted the announcement, but you have to be quicker than that to avoid the Eurovision police. It left Czech Television (CT) with no choice but to confirm things earlier than planned.
As you can see from the photo above, Martina is handy with her maracas.
Details of the song are to follow, although CT previously invited the public to submit songs.
Back in November, the Czech delegation leader Jan Bors tweeted that over 300 songs had been submitted. He has since hinted of a shortlist, and after much prodding let it slip that none of the five possible songs have been written by Czech composers.
We live truly in global times.
OnEuropean money is on someone Swedish, unless Siegel had an awayday to Prague recently.