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Czech Republic: CT confirms participation in Eurovision 2020: submission window open

by Sanjay (Sergio) Jiandani 487 views

CT, the Czech national broadcaster, is one of the first broadcaster’s to confirm its participation in Eurovision 2020. The Czech Republic has opened the submission window for artists, composers and producers to submit their entries in order to compete at the 2020 Czech Eurovision national final.

The Czechs will be having a televised national final in order to the determine their Eurovision entry and act for Eurovision 2020. The submission window for composers, performers and producers to send in their songs is open until 30 June 2019. The 2020 Czech national final will be held on 25 January 2020 at Prague’s Forum Karlin.

The submitted entries should not be more than 3 minutes long and should not contain any harsh language,  swear words or political message. The songs should  be original and unpublished.  All types of genres: pop, rock, jazz, disco, trap, metal, folk etc are welcome.

If you want to compete in the 2020 Czech national final you can send your song to the following email address: escmusic@ceskatelevize.cz

The Czech plans for Eurovision 2020 were revealed during yesterday’s ESC 2019 press conference. CT’s Eurovision Creative Producer Mr. Jan Potměši unveiled the plan of action for Eurovision 2020:

After many years, the audience will again be able to watch the national final finalists  via a live broadcast and to make a direct decision by voting on another representative of the Czech Republic.

The show will be broadacast live on CT1  on January 28, 2020. So the deadline for song submission this year is set to June 30, 2019. This is a great opportunity for all performers, composers, bands and other musicians, therefore we expect great interest.

Czech Republic in Eurovision

The Czech Republic debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2007 with  Kabat and is yet to win the competition. The country achieved its best result in the contest in 2018 when Mikolas Josef placed 6th in Lisbon with his song Lie to me.

The Czechs have partaken in Europe’s favorite television show 6 times, out of which they have only qualified to the Grand Final twice, namely in 2016 and 2018.

The central European land locked country has not been very lucky in the competition, after three consecutive years of poor results and non-qualification the Czechs withdrew from the contest in 2010 and returned back after a 5 year hiatus in 2016.

In 2018 Mikolas Josef defended the Czech colours at the Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon and made his country proud with his energetic performance and charisma, placing 6th in Grand Final, giving his homeland its best ever ESC result.

This year Lake Malawi will represent the Czech Republic at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv with their entry Friend of a friend.

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