Czech Republic: National final ESCZ 2024 date set

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CT, the Czech national broadcaster, has announced the date of the 2024 Czech national final and revealed that the show will be held with a live audience.

The 2024 Czech national final ESC will be held in Prague at the Roxy Club on Monday 4 December with a live audience at  19:30 CET. The show will be broadcast live on CT Art and will be streamed live on Eurovision’s Official Youtube channel.

A total of 5 acts will be battling at the Czech national final. Cesar Sampson (Austria 2018) and the Czech delegation are currently evaluating all the submitted entries and will shorlist them to five.

Czechia in Eurovision

Czechia 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 11 times, out of which they have only qualified to the Grand Final five times, namely in 2016, 2018, 2019, 2022 and 2023.

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 2023 Vesna represented the Czechia at the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest with their entry  ‘My Sister’s Crown’.

Source: CT
Photo credit: Sarah Louise Bennett/ EBU