Vesna (band)

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Vesna is an all-female folk band from the Czech Republic. There are five members in the band. Three of them are Czech, one is Slovak and one is Russian.[1] The name comes from the Slavic goddess of spring.[2]

The band represented the Czech Republic in the Eurovision Song Contest 2023. They competed with "My Sister's Crown". In the final, they reached the top ten with 129 points.[3]

History[change | change source]

Eurovision Song Contest 2023[change | change source]

On 16 January 2023 it was confirmed that the band is one of six competitors in the Czech national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2023.[4] They received the most votes and became the representatives for the contest.[5] They successfully qualified to the Grand Final from the first semi-final. In the final, they placed tenth in the jury vote and seventeenth in the public vote, finishing tenth overall with 129 points.[3]

After Eurovision[change | change source]

Vesna will tour through Europe in November 2023. They will sing in Bulgaria, Hungary, Austria, Poland and the Czech Republic.[6]

Band members[change | change source]

Current members[change | change source]

  • Patricie Kaňok Fuxová (2016–present) – vocals
  • Bára Juránková (2016–present) – vocals, violin
  • Olesya Ochepovskaya (2018–present) – piano
  • Markéta Mužátková (2018–present) – drums, vocals, guitar
  • Tereza Čepková (2019–present) – bass guitar[7][8]

Former members[change | change source]

  • Andrea Šulcová (2016–18) – flute
  • Tanita Yankova (2016–18; 2023) – vocals, flute, piano

References[change | change source]

  1. "Kapela Vesna má podle BBC šanci uspět v Eurovizi. České zpěvačky chtějí reprezentovat slovanství" [The band Vesna has a chance to succeed in Eurovision, according to the BBC. The Czech female singers want to represent Slavs]. Lidovky (in Czech). 2023-05-02. Retrieved 2023-07-17.
  2. "Queens of Czechia: Vesna want the crown". EBU. 3 May 2023. Retrieved 17 July 2023.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Morris, Lauren (14 May 2023). "Eurovision 2023 results: Full scoreboard and points". Radio Times. Retrieved 14 May 2023.
  4. "Czech Republic: ESCZ 2023 lineup revealed". EBU. 16 January 2023. Retrieved 16 January 2023.
  5. Helgeson, Justina (7 February 2023). "Czech Republic: Vesna to Eurovision 2023 with "My Sister's Crown"". Eurovisionworld. Retrieved 7 February 2023.
  6. Granger, Anthony (2023-07-17). "Czechia: Vesna Announce European Tour". Eurovoix. Retrieved 2023-07-17.
  7. Martin, Olivia (2023-04-20). "Eurovision 2023 Czechia profile: 'My Sister's Crown' by Vesna". Aussievision. Retrieved 2023-07-17.
  8. Mariani, Cristiana (2023-05-09). "Chi sono le Vesna, band che porta la Repubblica Ceca all'Eurovision Song Contest 2023" [Who Vesna are: the band bringing the Czech Republic to the Eurovision Song Contest 2023]. Quotidiano Nazionale (in Italian). Retrieved 2023-07-17.