The Netherlands 2020

152 entries submitted for Czech Republic’s national selection in 2020!

Local authors put pen to paper on 72 entries

Talk about upping your game! Česká televize manages to close their submission window with 152 entries that could potentially represent the country at Eurovision next year.

The deadline for entering the potential representative closed on July 31st, however a more detailed report regarding the project was made public today on the official Czech Eurovision page on Facebook.

Interestingly enough, eleven days after the deadline we learn that the interest regarding the contest is going strong and that 72 entries are pinned by Czech producers/authors.

Starting Early?

Although people outside of the euroverse will argue that July might be excessively early regarding thinking of potential representatives for next year, Česká televize assures us that there is no such thing as starting too early when it comes to Eurovision.

The enthusiasm for the contest has exponentially grown in the picturesque Central European nation and they are truly giving it their all when it comes to serving us with extremely credible entries.

About the National Selection

Putting on a show takes time and effort! Česká televize and the team closely working with the project mention that the team responsible for putting up their national selection will also feature a bit of helping hand from neighboring Austria.

The Czech Eurovision 2020 representative will be selected on the 25th of January next year and we can expect a glossy show with an extremely “out of the box” approach when it comes to the staging.

More information regarding the final touches of the project will be revealed during the upcoming months.

Czech Republic in the Eurovision Song Contest

The Czech Republic debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2007 with the song “Malá Duma” by Kálas, coming last in the semifinal with 1 point. They’ve competed a total of 8 times in the contest, first qualifying for the final in 2016 with “I Stand” by Gabriela Gunčíková, finishing 25th.

Their best placing came in 2018 with “Lie to Me” by Mikolas Josef, placing 6th overall. Their last entry was “Friend of a Friend” by Lake Malawi in 2019, finishing 11th in the final.

Lake Malawi performing their entry “Friend of a Friend”at this years Eurovision Grand Final

Who would you like to see as the Czech representative in The Netherlands? What did you think of Lake Malawi’s 2019 entry? Do you think they will manage to keep their qualification streak?

Let us know on all social media platforms at @ESCXTRA.

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