Ondřej Soukup was confirmed today by his country’s national broadcaster, CT, as the responsible of composing the song which will mark the return of the Czech Republic to the Eurovision Song Contest in May.
The recognised artist graduated from the Prague National Conservatory in 1975 and has played in many jazz and pop groups.
In addition to his local footprint, Soukup has worked as a composer internationally in TV projects (Germany, Austria, UK, Spain) and in the film industry, including writing the soundtrack for an Academy Award winning film, “Kolya”.
Soukup will compose three songs, which he is going to deliver to CT in two weeks. Two additional entries will be submitted by Soukup’s colleagues and then a CT special jury will select the best song as well as an artist to sing it in Vienna. The composer will have no influence in the selection of the artist, as confirmed by Radim Smetana of CT.