CT, the Czech national broadcaster, has confirmed to ESCToday that the Czech Republic will participate at the forthcoming 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in Israel.
Good evening Europe this is Prague calling! The Czechs are coming to Israel for the Eurovision 2019! The Czech broadcaster will once again select its Eurovision act/entry via the same mechanism it used to select its Eurovision entry and act this year.
Song submission window open
Artists/ composers wishing to represent the Czech Republic can send in their songs/entries to the Czech broadcaster via the following email address: [email protected] until 31 October 2018.
The lead singer has to be a Czech citizen whilst there are no restrictions on the genre and language of the song. CT is open to a variety of genres and styles when it comes to the songs.
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.