Czech Republic: CT kicks off preparations for Eurovision 2018

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CT, the Czech national broadcaster has revealed its plans for the forthcoming 2018 Eurovision Song Contest. Earlier today the Czech broadcaster confirmed its participation in our favourite television show in Lisbon.

Eurovision 2018 project

CT has kicked off its quest to find a song for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest. The submission period is now open and concludes on 17 November 2017. The Czech broadcaster is not looking for any genre in particular. You can find the rules and details for submitting entries here.

  • The song (text and music) must not been published before September 1, 2017 and should be no longer than three minutes.
  • The maximum number of artists on stage is six, and all of them at least sixteen years of age on the day of the Grand Final.
  • At least one of the main vocalists must be Czech.

All entries should be sent to the following email address: esc2018music@ceskatelevize.cz

Czech ESC artists support Eurovision participation

Gabriela Gunčíková, the 2016 Czech Eurovision hopeful says:

I believe that the Czech Republic has enough to offer and show. The Eurovision Song Contest is, above all, a game, and I believe that participating in international games is much healthier than being a part of international conflicts.

Marta Jandová, the 2015 Czech Eurovision representative says:

I have to say that both Vaclav and I have gained a lot of new fans from countries all over the world who follow our social networks. That alone makes our participation in Eurovision worthwhile. When the performer is somebody who is not well-known to people, such as Martina Bárta last year, it is a stunner for them as beginners and for us too, even though we are not beginners anymore.

Václav Noid Bárta, the 2015 Czech Eurovision hopeful adds:

If only I had the chance to return to Eurovision again. At the very least, I would like to recommend everybody to participate because it gave me, as a Czech, the opportunity to feel like an international star. People from all over Europe recognised us.

Jan Potměšil, Creative Producer at CT says:

Participation has been promised by, among others, performers including Dasha, Thom Artway, Mikolas Josef, Markéta Konvičková, Pavel Callta, Elis Mráz, Yanna, Mariana Prachařová, Annabelle, and the bands Doctor Victor and Eddie Stoilow. The winning artist will get the absolute attention, including performances in at least 6 European countries on local stages. This season we are going to put special focus on stage performance and look – we would like to prepare everything in Czech republic and bring it to Portugal. We really appreciate growing interest amongst the Czech musicians and producers. It shows positive attitude towards the biggest and most spectacular musical show in the world.

Martina Bárta ,the 2017 Eurovision hopeful comments on her Eurovision experience:

Those were the most amazing three months of my life, a great life experience. Thanks to Eurovision, I have made new friends and I’m still in contact with some of the performers.It is important to find your inner composure before the performance and to avoid unnecessary stress beforehand. The people in front of you haven’t come to hurt you… They’re there to encourage you.

The Czech Republic in Eurovision

The central European landlocked country debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2007 with Kabat‘s Mala dama. The Czech Republic is yet to win the competition and has only qualified to the Grand Final on one occassion, namely in 2016 when Gabriela Gunčíková represented the country in Stockholm.

In 2017, the Czechs went internal and selected Martina Barta to represent them in Kyiv with My time.

The 2018 Eurovision Song Contest is scheduled to be held on 8, 10 and 12 May at the MEO Arena in Lisbon., Portugal.

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