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I Stand isn't the sort of song that jumps out at you after 25 other entries and several glasses of Prosecco.
The Czech Republic have just presented their Eurovision 2016 entry, I Stand, which will be performed by Gabriela Gunčíková.
The Czech Republic will now be hoping for a great running order slot from SVT.
At the fifth time of trying, it’s clear the Czech Republic have grown up and are ready to send real music to Eurovision that stands a chance of qualifying. Gabriela’s I Stand is just that. It’s a credible, well written ballad with haunting instrumentation.
The problem for Gabriela is that, while the song is nice, it doesn’t really go anywhere. In a 19-strong semi-final, and an expected helping hand from SVT, the Czech entry will attract enough support to qualify. However, once in the final, the classic jury-drop will severely affect its chances, plus it’s likely televoters will gravitate to other more mainstream songs. I Stand isn’t the sort of song that jumps out at you after 25 other entries and several glasses of Prosecco, but if the staging is equally as dramatic, then maybe the left hand side of the scoreboard will be within reach.
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