CT, Cezka Televize, the Czech national broadcaster has confirmed that the Czech Republic will compete at the forthcoming 2017 Eurovision Song Contest next year in Ukraine.
The Czechs will once again opt for an internal selection to select their Eurovision entry and act for Kyiv.
In 2016 the Czech Republic opted for an internal election in order to select its Eurovision act and entry for Stockholm. Gabriela Guncikova flew the Czech flag at the 2017 ESC with her entry I stand. She took the landlocked country to the Grand Final for the very first time.
With the Czech Republic in the house, 24 countries have so far confirmed their intention to participate at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest.
The period for countries to apply for participation at the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest concludes on 15 September. Hereafter applicant countries have a grace period until 10 October to decide if they are to stay or not in the competition without facing a financial penalty.
The final and confirmed list of the ESC 2017 participating countries is expected to be released by the EBU by late December/early January
The Czech Republic is a young country at the Eurovision Song Contest, it debuted in the competition in 2007 with Kabat and is yet to win the event. 2017 will see the country’s 6th Eurovision participationhe
The 2017 Eurovision Song Contest is scheduled to be held in Kyiv on 9, 11 and 13 May.