Czech Head of Delegation, Jan Bors, has revealed that over 130 songs have been submitted so far to represent the Czech Republic at Eurovision 2018.
The Head of Delegation for the Czech Republic, Jan Bors, revealed to Eurocontest.cz that over 130 songs have been submitted into the Czech selection process for Eurovision 2018. There are still 15 days within which those wishing to compete in the Eurovision Song Contest have to submit their songs to Ceska Televize. The Czech national broadcaster has stated that they are open to all genres of music.
Mr Bors commented that overall interest in the Eurovision Song Contest from Czech artists is increasing, adding;
What is important is the composition of musical genres is also varied and, more importantly, that much more Czech authors, singers and bands have sent our song to us, and we are waiting for the next few days. Some Czech singers have also joined foreign music writers and are trying to make ready things with them.
In the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest, the Czech Republic was represented by Martina Barta. With her song “My Turn”, she failed to reach the Finals, and placed 13th with 83 points. Since their debut in 2007, the country has only reached the final once, in 2016 with Gabriella Gunčíková. They have also placed last in the semi-final twice – the first time on their 2007 debut, and again in 2009. They took a break from the contest between 2010 and 2014.
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The Czech Republic debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2007 with the band Kabát and the song “Malá dáma”, they finished last in the semi-final scoring just 1 point from Estonia. The country went on to participate for a further two years before withdrawing from the contest after the 2009 edition in Moscow where Gipsy.cz scored nul points. In 2016 the Czech Republic qualified for their first final, Gabriela Guncikova finished 25th in the final with the song “I Stand”.