2000 and Whatever – Czech Republic

We may not get to see our 2020 favourites take to the stage, but that doesn’t mean we can’t reminisce on our Eurovision favourites. This series is aimed to discover the team’s favourite entries from the 21st century, from 2001 to 2019.

In collaboration with ESCDaily, we will be reviewing some of their 21st Century favourites, while over on their site, you will find their reviews of our favourites!

Below our reviews, you will find a poll where you can vote for your favourite Eurovision entry from the 21st Century.

Czech Republic

Anita Reviews Dennis’ 21st Century Favourite

Gabriela Gunčíková – I Stand | 25th place, 41 points (Final)

After some pretty poor results, the Czech Republic finally qualified to the final with the ballad, I Stand. It didn’t do so well in the final, receiving no points in the televote, but nonetheless, the nation had finally qualified. Did it deserve to qualify? Look, it’s not my favourite Czech entry, but it’s nice. It takes a lot for me to be impressed by a ballad, but vocally this was performed well. My favourite part was the staging. The colours really popped on the 2016 stage, and I like how the light reflected on her dress. I don’t know if I understand the reasoning behind having her hair in a bun, then taking it out mid-performance, in fact, it’s probably the most subtle ‘costume reveal’ in Eurovision history!

Joshua Reviews Brandon’s 21st Century Favourite

Mikolas Josef – Lie To Me | 6th place, 281 points (Final)

I think that credit needs to be given to Mikolas Josef for kickstarting Czech Republic’s Eurovision revival. Not only did he qualify, but he finished top ten – and deservedly so. ‘Lie To Me’ is fresh, catchy, and worthy of the highest placed Czech entry ever. Ignoring some of the cringey dance moves, the staging was fun, and full of energy. Mikolas set a precedent for following Czech acts, with 2019 and 2020 both strong, modern entries.

What does the ESCDaily team think of our 21st Century favourites? Make sure to head over to escdaily.com to find out!

Vote for your favourite entry from the Czech Republic below