Ceska Televize has announced that the Czech selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 will take place on January 28 in Prague.
The Czech Republic is looking ahead to the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest, announcing the date and venue for their selection. The Czech national final will be held on January 28 at the Forum Karlín in Prague.
Ceska Televize has announced the opening of a submissions window, songs can be submitted up to June 30, 2019 to:
All submissions must meet the rules of the Eurovision Song Contest and can be of any genre. Producers and musicians are invited to contact Ceska Televize for more details about the selection.
The Czech Republic last held televised selections for the Eurovision Song Contest in 2007 and 2008. It returned to a national selection process in 2018, with an online selection being held with the use of app voting and an international jury. Since returning to the contest in 2015, the broadcaster had previously internally selected both the singer and song that would represent the Czech Republic in the contest.
The Czech Republic is being represented by Lake Malawi in Tel Aviv with the song “Friend of a Friend”. Lake Malawi are a Czech indie-pop band founded by lead singer Albert Černý in 2013. The group consists of Albert as well as Jeroným Šubrt on bass and keys and Antonín Hrabal and Pavel Palát both on drums.
Source: Eurovision Arena
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 Gunčíková finished 25th in the final with the song “I Stand”.