Ceska Televize has announced that the submissions deadline for their 2020 selection has been extended by one month.
Acts wishing to participate in the Czech selection process for Eurovision 2020, have been given an additional month to submit their songs to Ceska Televize. Interested acts have until July 31 to submit their entry to:
The rules of the selection process remain the same, with at least one of the lead singers needing to be of Czech nationality. The Czech national final for Eurovision 2020 will be held on January 28 at the Forum Karlín in Prague.
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.
Lake Malawi finished 11th in the final of Eurovision 2019. They took the Czech Republic to the final for only the third time in their history in the contest. Lake Malawi finished 8th with the juries scoring 150 points, but 24th with the public receiving just 7 points.
Source: Ceska Televize
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”.