Another year, another svelte Czech maiden. In 2017 in the shape of Martina Barta. I don't think there's anything she can barter with to land her a Final place but you can decide here

More comely female presence in 2016 from the Czechs in the robust form of Gabriela Guncikova with "I Stand". The nation seems to be making small shuffles in the right direction year on year, and this just may bag them their first final. You can decide here

Forget sociable responsibleness, and czech out all that body beautiful! Chunky hunks Marta Jandova and Vaclav Noid Barta (catchy) will be grunting and shouting through a dirge called "Hope never dies". They had 5 years to come up with something and this is all that's to show for it. It's on the Friday plane. It's here
The Czechs have deemed it more socialbly responsible to return the writing plays and demonstrating politically than lowering themselves with this cheap claptrap in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 or indeed 2014. And who can blame them after bombing so gloriously to date.
With their fingers on the pulse of the internet generation, the wandering Czech group called have been given the task of representing the statistically worse Euronation with the song "Aven Romale". I hope they park their caravan in Putin's front garden, use his wheelie bin, and then leave a mattress. Read about it here.
Czech out Tereza Krendlova, the aging Czech popstrel who will be mangling a low quality ditty called "Have Some Fun". You'd be hard pressed to have fun here.

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"Prague is the capital city of the Czech Republic, the city of one hundred towers, several bridges over the Vltava River and countless valuable cultural and historical treasures.
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A Czech man had a lucky escape after he plunged four floors onto the pavement below after mixing up the toilet and balcony doors.
Dusan Zdimala, 61, from Brno, fell 50ft but walked away with just light bruises after his middle of the night mix-up. He was taken to hospital after a neighbour, who saw him fall, rang an ambulance. Mr Zdimala, a painter, said: "It's miraculous. Apart from the bruises nothing happened. I didn't even break a single bone."

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An Austrian hotelier has sawn off part of his roof because it was hanging over the border into the Czech Republic. A court had ordered Dietmar Hehenberger to trim 12ins from the roof of his luxury hotel in Guglwald.
"I would rather cut off part of the roof today and live in peace than to risk being forced to demolish more in the future," he said. Mr Hehenberger blames Austrian authorities who he says used imprecise maps when approving his new hotel wing.

A Czech man drove a armoured personnel carrier through a historic town centre to buy his kids an ice cream. Miroslav Tucek, 34, now faces a £300 fine after driving the 12-tonne military vehicle through Hradec Kralove. He told police it was too far to walk from his home and he had promised his kids an ice cream.
He said he had to use the APC, which he bought from the Czech military, as his car had broken down. Only light vehicles are allowed in the historic centre of Hradec Kralove in the northern Czech Republic.

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