Czech Republic: Here are the 2018 national final participants

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Who will be competing for the right to represent the Czech Republic at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest? The Czech national broadcaster, CT, has confirmed the names of the 6 acts set to compete in the country’s upcoming national final.

It’s the first national final in 10 years for the Czech Republic in the search for the 2018 Eurovision representative: now we know the names of the bidding artists set to compete in the upcoming competition!

CT, the Czech national broadcaster, confirmed last month that the nation would be reverting back to a national final in order to select their upcoming Eurovision act, the last time being in 2008 with Tereza Kerndlová and her entry Have some fun.

Over 400 entries were received in the Czech’s search for their next representative, which have now been shortlisted to a total of 6 entries by the national broadcaster. Who will be fighting for the ticket to Lisbon this May?

Czech finalists unveiled

Earlier today, CT released the names of the 6 artists set to compete in the country’s national final for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest, along with their bidding song entries.

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The winner of the Czech national final will be determined via a combined 50/50 public and jury vote. In the event of a tie, the favourite of the public will be selected as the country’s Eurovision representative.

Which of the competing entries are your favourite? Let us know by voting in our poll below!

About the selection process

The jury panel will consist of international members, whilst the public votes will be gathered via the official Eurovision app. While everyone will be able to vote for their favourite entry, only votes from Czech viewers will be counted on the night.

Voting is now open, with both the jury and public now able to vote for their favourite entries. Fans can download the official Eurovision app in order to submit their votes.

Votes from both the jury and public will be allocated as follows:

  • First place: 8 points
  • Second place: 6 points
  • Third place: 4 points
  • Fourth place: 3 points
  • Fifth place: 2 points
  • Sixth place: 1 point

The international jury members and votes will be released on the 22 January, whilst the winner of the national final will be announced on the 29 January.

The winner of the national final will go on to represent the Czech Republic at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in the host city of Lisbon, becoming the country’s seventh entrant to date since their debut in 2007.

Having only managed to qualify to the final of the Eurovision Song Contest once, will 2018 bring the nation their most successful entry at the competition to date?

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