It is Martina Bárta’s turn to represent Czech Republic at the Eurovision Song Contest with “My Turn.”
Bárta is a jazz singer and French horn player based in Berlin. She attended the Berlin University of the Arts and in 2010 she won the role of Lady Marianne in a musical version of Robin Hood on the TV show Robin Hood cesta ke slávě, a reality competition to cast a musical. “My Turn” was written by London-based singer and songwriter Kyler Niko along with the songwriting collective DWB.
“My Turn” is a sweet little ballad in the Sara Bareilles vein. To date, the song has flown under the radar and has been largely dismissed by the fans and the betting markets. We attribute that to the rather underwhelming recorded track. Not so fast, we say. The official video adds an emotional weight that we hope the Czech delegation can incorporate into the staging. We have liked Bárta as a performer from the videos we’ve seen of her, so we think “My Turn” has the potential to be a dark horse to qualify.