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Czech Republic: "I Stand" by Gabriela Gunčíková presented

11 March 2016 at 14:57 CET
Last night the secret surrounding the Czech entry in the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest has finally been revealed: I Stand will be the entry for Stockholm, performed by Gabriela Gunčíková. Check out the official video clip of the song, which has just been released!

Both the artist and song representing the Czech Republic at the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest have been internally chosen. The music of I Stand was written by Christian Schneider and Sara Biglert, and the lyrics by Aidan O'Connor and Sara Biglert. 

Here you can watch the official video clip, which was directed by Uroš Trefalt:

About Gabriela Gunčíková

Gabriela Gunčíková was born on 27 June 1993 in Kroměříž, Czech Republic. She was a finalist in the second season of SuperStar and won the "New Artist" award at the 2011 Český Slavík awards.

She made two albums and played over a hundred concerts around the Czech Republic and Slovakia. In 2013 she has decided to improve her singing so she contacted one of the most famous coaches in the world, Ken Tamplin, and went to study singing in California. Gabriela has become the face of Ken Tamplin Vocal Academy, as one of the best students with a voice at the global level.

The result of their cooperation has been found by Paul O'Neill from the American band Trans-Siberian Orchestra - and that is how Gabriela has become one of the singes of this band. She performed with them on two tours and about 120 shows around the USA. 

Now she decided to go in the direction of her solo career.

Gallery: Meet Gabriela Gunčíková

I Stand - The Lyrics

I’ve worn the path
I’ve hit the wall
I’m the one who rose and fall
I’ve played my heart
When I played the part
But it got me through the rain
I have felt the strain
I’ve made mistakes
With the monsters in my head
But in the end
You’re standing there
You’re the one who always cares

Cause I stand
I stand
I am standing here
Just because of you
Every part of me is a part of you
I stand

I’m standing tall
I can hold it all
Now I see where I belong
The choice I made
Helped me understand
Now this life is mine to play
I am thanking you, you made me
You are my air
I’ll always care!

I stand...

You never lose hold of me
You always trust and you see
I stand
I stand.