Czech Republic – The Czech Republic has taken its decision: The Central European country will not return to the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 in Azerbaijan and will thus continue its absence for a third year in a row. The general director of the national broadcaster said that the channel has no intention of participating in the contest and would instead focus on other international television shows such as the BBC’s Downtown Abby.
The Czech Republic had made her debut in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2007 and has since become the least successful country in the contest. Their first entry coming last in the semi-final, the second entry in 2008 coming second to last and their to date last entry in 2009 coming last again in the semi-final. The Czech Republic had withdrawn due to the bad results and the generally low interest in the contest among the Czech public.