Czech 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.
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.