Czech Republic: 152 songs submitted for Eurovision 2020

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CT, the Czech national broadcaster, has received a total of 152 songs for the 2020 Czech national final which is scheduled to be held on 25 January.

The Czech Republic was the first country to confirm its participation at the 2020 Eurovision edition.

The Czechs started preparations for Eurovision 2020 earlier this year, even before competing at the 2o19 Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv. The deadline for artists and composers to submit their entries for the right to represent the Czech Republic at the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest concluded on 31 January 2019.

A total of 152 of entries were submitted to the Czech broadcaster, out of which 72 songs were submitted by Czech composers. The Czech broadcaster is pleased that the interest in Eurovision has increased amongst the local composers in comparison to last year.

Now the Czech Eurovision 2020 committee will be evaluating the submitted entries and will shortlist them for the national final. More details on the forthcoming Czech national final will be released in autumn.

The 2020 Czech national final is scheduled to be held on Saturday 25 January in Prague and will be televised live on CT 1.

The Czech broadcaster is working earnestly in order to showcase a magnificent show come January. Preparations for the national final are in full swing in Prague, with the stage design in development etc.

CT wants to work closely with the competing acts in order to portray each act in unique way with an extraordinary staging and stunning performance.

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 7 times, out of which they have qualified to the Grand Final thrice, namely in 2016, 2o18 and 2019.

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 2019 Lake Malawi represented  the Czech Republic at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv with their entry Friend of a friend. The trio achieved a 11th place in the Grand Final in Israel.