Jan Bors, the Czech Republic’s Eurovision head of delegation, has revealed that “over 130” songs have been submitted to ČT so far. Furthermore, approximately two weeks remain until the deadline for submissions passes. Therefore, this number is likely to increase further.
Czech artists more interested than ever
Speaking to eurocontest.cz, Bors explained that interest in the Eurovision Song Contest amongst Czech musicians is continuing to increase. The following translation is sourced from Eurovoix.com:
“What is important is the composition of musical genres is also varied and, more importantly, that many more Czech authors, singers and bands have sent our song to us, and we are waiting for the next few days. Some Czech singers have also joined foreign music writers and are trying to make ready things with them.”
2016: A breakthrough year
2018 marks the fourth year of the Czech Eurovision comeback. The central European nation returned to the contest in 2015 with Hope Never Dies, performed by Marta Jandová and Václav Noid Bárta. However, the nation’s major breakthrough came the following year. Indeed, Gabriela Gunčíková became the first Czech artist to qualify for the Eurovision final with her pop ballad I Stand.
It was Martina’s turn in Kyiv
Last year, Martina Bárta represented the Czech Republic with the jazz-influenced ballad My Turn. Unfortunately, Martina missed out on qualification to the grand final and finished 13th in the first semi-final. Nevertheless, the Czech Republic’s current run of form is a massive improvement on the nation’s first series of attempts at Eurovision back in the years between 2007 and 2009.
Are you pleased that interest is on the up in the Czech Republic? Furthermore, do you think that they are on track to return to the Eurovision final in Lisbon? Let us know in the comments below!
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