The Czech Republic has confirmed that their participant in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018, will travel across Europe to promote their entry for Lisbon.
Jan Potměšil the Creative Director for the Czech delegation has spoken about their preparations for the Eurovision Song Contest 2018. Just days after the six artists vying in the country’s national selection process were revealed, Mr Potměšil has outlined the delegations plans in the run up to the competition in May.
Mr Potměšil confirmed that the delegation is planning to send their artist to six countries, where parties and concerts will be held in the run up to the contest. Last years Czech participant, Martina Barta traveled to Latvia, United Kingdom, Spain, the Netherlands and Israel as part of a promotional tour in 2017.
In the run up to the competition in May, the delegation will work closely with the winning artist on their outfit for the competition, as well as the staging. In addition, promotional material will be created as part of a campaign to build support and interest around their participant.
The six competing songs in the Czech selection are:
- Mikolas Josef – Lie to Me
- Pavel Callta – Never Forget
- Eva Burešová – Fly
- Eddie Stoilow – We Rule This World
- Doctor Victor – StandUP
- Debbi – High on Love
Among the six competing entries in the national selection, three of them have been written by their respective artists. One of these entries will have to be rewritten should it win the selection and compete in the Eurovision Song Contest. This is due to the fact that the lyrics contain expletive language. This does not comply with the rules set by EBU for all songs chosen to be in the Eurovision Song Contest.
Czech Republic are hoping that 2018 will see their fortunes reversed. After finally qualifying for the final for the first time ever in 2016, last year Martina Bárta could only manage 13th Place in the semi final with her entry ‘My Turn’. This meant that once more, Czech Republic were not present in the final in Kyiv.
Source: S Zpravy
Czech Republic in the Eurovision Song Contest
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”.