CT, the Czech national broadcaster, has announced that Marta Jandova and Vaclav Noid Barta will represent the country at the Eurovision Song Contest 2015.
The two have been internally chosen to represent the country, which is making its return to the contest after six years.
The duo will perform the song Hope never dies, but the broadcaster is yet to reveal when the song will be premiered.
They were chosen as the act for the Czech Republic after an internal procedure that saw an expert jury select a song and then the act which would represent the country in Vienna next May.
Speaking to the Czech broadcaster, Marta and Vaclav expressed their joy about representing their country,
It’s an honour for me and I’m really happy about it. We’re going to try not embarrass the Czech Republic.
Eurovision is a good contest, not quite as well established around here, but I know from my friends abroad that they are super-excited about it, consider it a real spectacle and festivity.
Marta is a singer whose career has mainly focused around Czech Republic and Germany, where she had lived for 15 years. She is the daughter of Petr Janda, a Czech rock musician.
Vaclav has a varied background, having started his singing career as a rock singer before moving into musicals. As well as singing, he is known as a composer and an actor.