Sunday, April 9, 2017

Czech Republic - My Turn - Martina Bárta

13 - 83 pts in semi 1
ČT, the Czech broadcaster, decided on jazz singer Martina Bárta as the Czech representative for the 2017 contest.
Her song is titled My Turn. It's written by Kyler Niko and DWB (Craig Watts, Paul Drew & Peter Barringer)
The song was revealed on March 7.
The official video is here at Eurovision.tv
Peter Barringer also co-wrote this years Polish entry.

My Turn was released as a digital single on March 29. The karaoke version is also out now.
The promotional single is a 1-track cds in a large fold out sleeve (just over 7 inch) with lyrics, interview and bio's.
promo

Digital release image
Who is Martina Bárta?
Martina Bárta is an award winning Jazz singer and musician (she plays the French Horn) known from her work with the Felix Slováček Big Band and the Sinatrology project, celebrating the music of Frank Sinatra.
She also performs with her sister Kristina, who is a successful jazz pianist and composer.

Martina played the leading female role of Maid Marion in the musical Robin Hood by Ondřej Soukup and Gábina Osvaldová in Prague's Divadlo Kalich Threatre.
She won her spot in the musical through the casting show Robin Hood - Cesta ke slávě (Robin Hood - The Path to Fame)

Her star contined rising with the Scotch and Soda project in Germany where she interpreted Jazz classics with Martin Gartschock.

Karaoke DRI
Versions
My turn - single/ESC version
- Kyiv 2CD
My turn - karaoke
- digital releases

Links and sources
Martina Bárta: Website,  Facebook
Thanks to Martin at Ceska Televize
Czech out these Eurovision jewels: 20162015 - 2011

Gabriela Gunčíková (2016) is a national hero, she was the first singer to qualify for the Czech Republic. In the end she only finished 25th, but small steps will see the Czechs in the top 10 anytime soon, sadly it wasn't Martina's Turn.

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