Mrs. KateÅ�ina FriÄ�ovÃ¡, program director of the Czech public television CT, has declared today that the central European nation will leave the Eurovision Song Contest after a three-year stay.
The main reason to stop the country's participation that Mrs. KateÅ�ina FriÄ�ová mentioned was the lack of interest from the Czech public after three failed attempts.
The CT official also referred to the success that the 2009 Eurovision gathered in neighbouring Slovakia. She admitted that she has no idea why the contest was so successful in the neighbor country, but she added that her colleagues from STV claim that the program offer of Czech television is richer.
The Czech republic debuted in the 2007 Eurovision Song Contest, being represented by Kabát and Malá dama. The year after, Tereza Kerndlová took the Belgrade stage with the song Have some fun, followed this year by Gypsy.cz and Aven romale. None of them reached the qualification from the semifinals.