As the Eurovision 2024 season is in full swing, more and more countries announce their participation. This time, its Czechia’s turn to confirm they will be joining in Malmö, and will be marking their 12th appearance in the competition.
Further details about their participation revealed
CT have announced that they will host a live ESCZ broadcast to select their star for Sweden, following on from this year’s final, which saw Vesna crowned as winners. More details are set to be released on the voting rules of the competition in November.
For the first time, Slovakian artists with a permanent residence in Czechia, and who contribute to its music scene will be able to submit an entry, Slovakia themselves have already confirmed they won’t be participating in next year’s contest, but are aiming for a return in 2025.
Multiple submissions from any one artist are permitted, and at this stage demo versions of songs will be allowed.
The deadline for submissions is on November 6th at 23:59CET.
Czechia’s Eurovision Journey
Czechia made their debut in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2007, with Kabát’s “Malá dama”. However, their debut entry finished last in a 28-song semi-final, scoring only 1 point. Afterwards, this kicked off three consecutive non-qualifications, with their best result coming in 2008, finishing in second-last place. Having withdrawn in 2009 due to poor results, Czechia returned to the Contest in 2015. In 2016, Czechia qualified for the first time with Gabriela Gunciková’s “I Stand”.
In 2023, Vesna represented Czechia with their song “My Sister’s Crown”. Performing in the first semi-final in Liverpool, the band qualified for the final – and finished in 10th place in a field of 26 with 129 points. Of these, 94 points came from the juries and 35 points came from the televote.
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News Source: CT
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