The Czech Republic is one of at least five countries who will return to a national final format this year. And broadcaster Czech Television has now confirmed details of Eurovision Song CZ. They’re keeping it simple, but the public will play a part.
The broadcaster has revealed that more than 400 entries were received for the new national final. Of those, 36 came from Czech creatives. From those entries, six finalists have been selected.
CT has already dropped hints about the identity of the finalists. In mid-December, black and white photos of the finalists’ footwear were revealed. This was enough for some fans to identify them as Jakub Ondra, Mikolas Josef, Dasha, Honza Zampa, Victor, and Annabelle.
Of those six, Mikolas Josef and Jakub Ondra have been confirmed as participating in the contest.
But their identity will be confirmed this coming Monday, January 8, when the broadcaster reveals both the singers and their songs. Music videos for the songs will be presented at a press conference.
CT is keeping it simple. Eurovision Song CZ will be entirely held online, with no live television broadcast. But it’s still being run with a serious voting structure.
Voting will also start on January 8. It will be conducted via the Eurovision app and voting will be free of charge. Voting is open to all, however, only votes from users within the Czech Republic will count.
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Posted by Eurovision Song Contest Czech Republic on Tuesday, December 26, 2017
The online vote will be combined 50/50 with an international jury vote. Their scoring will be revealed two weeks later, on Monday, January 22.
Then finally a week after that, Monday, January 29, the total results will be compiled and the winner will be announced.
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