The Český slavík (Czech Nightingale) poll of musician of the year has been won for the 41st time by veteran pop star Karel Gott. Mr Gott, who underwent cancer treatment last year, could not attend the ceremony at Prague`s State Opera due to health complications. Singer Tomáš Ortel and his highly controversial band, whose hateful lyrics primarily target religious and ethnic minorities, finished in the second place. Best female singer was won by Lucie Bílá, who took the award for the 19th time and the best band were hard rock group Kabát.
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