Czech pop singer Karel Gott, 70, has won the Český slavík (Czech Nightingale) award for the 35th time in his career. The ceremony was broadcast live on TV from the Prague State Opera on Saturday night. Others awarded on the evening were pop singer Lucie Bílá, in the female singers’ category, and the bestselling hard rock group Kabát. Martin Chodúr, a contestant on Česko-Slovenská Superstar, the local version of Pop Idol, won the award for best newcomer or find of the year. The Český slavík awards (formerly known as Zlatý slavík) began in 1962. Members of the public vote on the winners.
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