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Peter Fider and Markéta Jakšlová
Background information
Origin Czech Republic
Occupation(s) Group (duo)

Verona is Czech music group (duo) comprising composer and performer Petr Fider and singer Markéta Jakšlová. They began performing together in 2001.

Musical career

Their first album, "Náhodou" ("By Chance") was released in 2002. The second single from this album became a hit song in Czech Republic and Slovakia. They have recorded 3 albums as of 2012. Their music is in the pop and dance genres, with elements of House and Trance. In 2011, they produced an English-language song, "Hey Boy", that charted in several European countries.


Czech Republic had chosen internally Verona as the represenatives of the country with the song, "Up To The Stars". A few days after the presentation the tour's dates were announced with performances in more than ten countries. Czech Republic performed fourth in the semi-final. They didn't qualify to the final and managed to finish fifteenth with 38 points in the semi final.




  • Náhodou
  • Nejsi sám
  • Jen Tobě
  • Girotondo


Year Single Peak chart positions
2006 "Girotondo" 57
"Naposled" 86
2007 "You Gotta Move On" 17
2008 "Stay With Me" 34
2009 "Do You Really Wanna Know" 24 12
2010 "Up To The Stars" 31 23
"Ztracená Bloudím" 13 17
2011 "Hey Boy" 1 8
"Bez Tebe" 3 19
2012 "Fallin' in Love" 2 5