Czech Republic: Confirms Participation in 2016

CzechrepublicCzech Republic – TheCzech national broadcaster Ceska Televize (CT) has confirmed that the country will again take part in Eurovision in 2016.  The Czechs returned last year after a five year break, but failed to qualify for the final, causing concern that they would leave again. 

It is unknown as yet how the Czechs will select their entry for Stockholm. Last year it was via internal selection and Marta Jandová and Václav Noid Bárta were chosen, singing ‘Hope Never Dies‘. It placed 13th with 33 points in the semi-final which is actually the country’s best effort to date.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLz6VeSPXjA]

The Czech Republic has competed at the Eurovision Song Contest four times, first taking part in 2007. On all four attempts the country failed to qualify to the final from the semi-finals, placing in the bottom two in the first three attempts. As of 2015, the Czech Republic is one of only two countries, along with Andorra, to have participated in the contest and never to have featured in the final, so far.

Conchita Wurst (Austria 2014) performed at this year’s Prague Pride, and the 2015 winner Måns Zelmerlöw will perform in Lucerna Music Bar in Prague on October 11th 2015.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VtTuTgFtBt8]

10 comments on “Czech Republic: Confirms Participation in 2016

  1. Fantastic! I was hoping they would get to the final this year as I felt it was a very strong song.

  2. Good! Marta and Vaclav were my favourite participants this year. Their interviews were legendary. I particularly enjoyed the Marta Merkel interview …
    Unfortunately, their song was weak.

    Good luck!

  3. Great news :-) But hopefully with a more interesting song than this year.

    I guess I’m one of only a few to actually like their 2009 song.

  4. Good luck!
    “Hope never dies” rather grew on me after their rehearsals (and their interviews :P ) and ended up somewhere in my lower top20.

  5. Their 2007 and 2015 entries are their strongest to date, still far from brilliant (I would say around 6,5/10)
    They would have most probably done better this year if they kept the presentation less dramatic (see shoes taken off)

  6. Never liked a Czech entry. But glad to see they are coming back. I like the Czech Republic as a country and love the people.

    in Eurovision you have to play to your strengths, so why not send some of the hot guys Czech Republic is famous for???

  7. I am so glad. They definatelyy deserved to qualify this year. Good song and amazing vocals.

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