Czech representative, Martina Bárta, is busy preparing for the staging of her entry in Kyiv, Ukraine in May. She has a busy schedule ahead of her with promotional events, and also a tight schedule after Eurovision.
Martina Bárta, Czech representative for Eurovision Song Contest 2017 answered many questions in an interview with ESCradio.com in Berlin, where she lives and works. The first part of the interview focused on the selection process of her and the song My Turn. EuroVisionary already informed about this process. She then revealed her plans for the pre-Eurovision period, about the staging in Kyiv and also what she wants to do after Eurovision.
End of March and most of April is a month full of different Eurovision parties all over Europe. When the Czech Republic returned in 2015, Marta Jandová and Václav Noid Bárta participated in London Eurovision Party. It was the debut of the Czech Republic on these pre-Eurovision events. Last year, Gabriela Gunčíková had come concerts in Germany that couldn’t be rescheduled so she wasn’t able to take part in any of these events. Gabriela only showed up in one of the smaller meetings in Malta. 2017 however will be different.
Martina is fully available for the needs of Czech Television and they decided to show Martina and her song My Turn to as many of the Eurovision fans over the Europe as they can (and of course as the budget allows them). So the Czech Republic will return to London Eurovision Party (2nd April) after a one-year absence and then will debut on four other events – Eurovision PreParty in Riga (25th March), Israel Calling in Tel Aviv (4th April), Eurovision in Concert in Amsterdam (8th April) and the brand new Spanish event in Madrid (15th April).
Stage preparations for Kyiv
Martina and her Czech team are working now on their stage presentation for the first semifinal on the 9th of May in Kyiv. Martina can’t reveal much, but she told that she won’t be alone on the stage. Four backing vocalists should accompany her, and the team hope to be able to include some modern technologies just as they will work with lights (maybe in a similar way as they did in the official music video that you can see at the end of this article) to make the best impression and leading to the best possible result.
Martina was asked about her plans after Eurovision, and told that she plans to do a lot of things. The two most important things are the collaborations with the Big Band of Felix Slováček and with her sister Kristina Bárta on some new songs and then maybe, there will be some new CD coming out.
Below, watch the official video belonging to the Czech Republic’s 2017 Eurovision entry.