When the present day contest called Czechtalent premiered in 1996, under the name Zlíntalent, no one knew it would still reveal new musical talents twenty years later. This was more than just a show. It was an effort to appreciate talented young musicians and singers. Past winners include Dasha, Markéta Foukalová, Marketa Poulíčková, Viktoria Matušovová, Aneta Šrolerová and of course the 2007 winner, Tomáš Klus.
In 2014, Slovakian born Mirka Miškechová made a big impression at the Czechtalent festival with her performance which was clearly bursting with fresh humor. The Czech songwriter Xindl X soon asked Mirka to be the opening act on his tour. Upon return from one of their concerts he told her that he would like to collaborate on a song. That is how “A Stranger in your Country” came to be. Mirka wrote the Slovak part of the text. The Czech text and the music were written by Xindl X.
Source: Radio Prague