Jan Bors has announced that he is set to leave Ceska Televize, and the role as the Czech Head of Delegation at the Eurovision Song Contest.
Jan Bors has taken to social media today to announce that he is leaving the Czech national broadcaster. Jan had held the role of Head of Delegation for the Czech Republic since 2015, prevailing over a turn around in the nations fortunes at the Eurovision Song Contest.
During his time as Head of Delegation, the Czech Republic qualified for their first final, finished within the top ten of the final, and qualified for the final back to back. During his final months as Head of Delegation, he has ensured that in 2020 the Czech Republic will have their first televised selection show since 2008.
The Czech Republic will be selecting their entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 on the 25th of January 2020 at the Forum Karlin in Prague. This will mark the first time they have selected their entry through a televised selection since 2008. The previous two years they have had a selection which was done online and with music videos instead of live performances.
Source: Jan Bors
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”.