Pop Idol Aneta Langerova clinches Czech Nightingale absolute winner award
This Saturday, leading artists gathered at Prague's State Opera to receive and present the Cesky Slavik - Czech Nightingale - music awards. The event was hosted by celebrity radio presenters Milos Pokorny and Roman Ondracek. Among the winners: thirteen year old Ewa Farna from Ostrava, who was voted best newcomer of the year. Dita Asiedu has more on who got what:
Karel Gott, on the other hand, won for the 32nd time. But this year, he says, was more overwhelming than ever before: "Despite my growing age and the competitive atmosphere, I've been able to hold on for forty years. My fans must have realised that what I do is not about making money. I have enough to lead a comfortable life. They know that I enjoy entertaining people and love making music," he said after the ceremony. Czech singer Petr Kolar won silver - little known even a couple of years ago - and Dan Barta won bronze.
The "Skokany Roku" or artists who jumped the most places up the charts, were Iva Frulingova in the female category, Monkey Business lead singer Matej Ruppert in the male category, and the band Wanastovi Vjeci, who returned after a long absence.
The Czech Nightingale Awards have been held every year since 1996, continuing with the traditional Golden Nightingale awards that were held from the 1960s until 1991. Unlike the Andel Awards that are presented to artists by a professional jury, the Czech Nightingale is chosen by fans.