Eurovision 2017 – Czech Republic
The Czech Republic song is called “My Turn” and performed by Martina Bárta.
Martina Bárta is a new discovery on the jazz scene, endlessly traveling between Prague and Berlin.
Martina Bárta is a young and talented singer and a new discovery on the jazz scene, endlessly traveling between Prague and Berlin. Her music can be described as a combination of respect for the classics and a love of everything modern and innovative.
With My Turn Martina brings immense enthusiasm, positive energy, and an exceptional style of expression to the Eurovision Song Contest. She captured the attention of Czech TV with her strong and captivating voice as well as with her energy and musical sensitivity. Czech fans know Martina from her performances with the legendary Felix Slováček Big Band as well as from the successful project Sinatrology and the musical Robin Hood.
Martina has experienced her most significant success and popularity in Germany, where she studied at the Jazz Institut Universität der Künste in Berlin. She performs regularly with various musical projects, has appeared at many jazz festivals, and has collaborated with renowned global musical leaders, all while also working on her own project, Scotch and Soda.
‘My Turn’ was written by Kyler Niko – a songwriter, singer and producer as well as a classically-trained pianist. He has an infinitely eclectic musical mind built from his shameless love of boybands from the 1990s, to new hip hop and deep house. This diversity enables him to write any genre with the same passion and prowess as the one before it.
Kyler is currently writing with and for some of the biggest artists in the world, these include: EXO, SHinee, TVXQ, Arashi, Fleur East, Nate Simpson, and BTS, to name a few. Parallel to his songwriting, Kyler is also an amazing artist and has been busy working and writing material for his own project. With some amazing collaborations and features confirmed, his new album is set to drop this year!
It’s a nice song and is pleasant on the ears but once again I’m not sure if this will stand out over the other songs that are of a similar genre.
I think this will pass by relatively un-noticed and will not qualify.
‘From the very very first time I saw you
You were my home, you were home, you were my home,
Now that you are falling, let me be your calling, be your one prayer, keep away the bad things
In this moment let me give to you what you’ve given to me, that’s the least I can do
Baby it’s you
Every time I close my eyes
It’s always been you
Heaven knows that I’ll be waiting always by your side
Baby it’s you
Every time that I was down
You were there to fix me up
You were there to pick me up
Now it’s my turn
From the billion hearts to choose between
Oh I was your choice, I was your choice, so let me be your salvation and joy
You know that I love it when you call, just to say hello, oh oh
Will you let me hear it, once more’