The Czech Republic are returning to the Eurovision Song Contest for the first time in 5 years. The Czech Republic debuted in the contest back in 2007 and participated in the contest up until 2009, they scored just 10 points in their three years in the contest.
Jon Ola Sand told Eurovision.tv that:
We are very excited to have Czech Republic return to the Eurovision Song Contest after 5 years of absence, making the Eurovision Family even more complete for the 60th anniversary edition.
This view was echoed by Marketa Stinglova, Manager of International Content Project Center at Czech Television:
Czech Television is happy to be back again in that wonderful competition. After three entries in the previous years we hope to offer Europe a top quality Czech song
The Czech Republic will use an internal selection to pick their song for Vienna. A total of 5 songs will be composed specifically for the contest by a number of well known composers and songwriters, a jury will then select the song that they want to see performed in Vienna.