Gipsy.cz participated for Czech Republic in 2009

Three years of non-qualification and one nul point must have really taken a toll on the Czech Republic, which competed at Eurovision from 2007 to 2009. Once again state broadcaster CT has announced it will stay away from Eurovision.

The landlocked country debuted with the song Mala Dama in 2007 and withdrew after receiving the dreaded nul point in their semi final in 2009.

On some level, we were hoping they’d return and send another train wreck like 2009’s Gipsy.cz. As you’ll recall from our post back in 2009, the group’s take on “gypsy hip-hop” left the world saying “What the hell?” Lyrics included the following gem:

“They use to call me Gipsy, hello there. It means no problem to me, I don’t care. Till I’ve got microphone making you act. I love to be that gipsy rat.”

The Czech Republic joins Andorra, Luxembourg, Monaco and Slovakia in confirming that they will stay away from Eurovision 2015. This brings the potential number of participating countries down to 44, which still gives the 60th anniversary the potential to be the biggest contest yet!

You can see the Czech Republic’s last Eurovision performance, Aven Romale by Gipsy.cz below:

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Andrew
6 years ago

47 participating countries:

Returns:

Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bulgaria
Croatia
Cyprus
Serbia
Marocco
Turkey

Newcomers:

Scotland
Kazakhstan
Lebanon
Tunisia

Outputs:

Israel

ESCaddict
ESCaddict
6 years ago

I am in two minds. It would be great to see another country participate but I am still waking up screaming because of Aven Romale.

Huh
Huh
6 years ago

It’s their call anyway. We are not forcing Czech Republic to join the contest again. The door to ESC is just open for them so long as they want to make a promising comeback.

Calvin
Calvin
6 years ago

Patrick – Morocco de facto recognizes Israel, so one wouldn’t preclude the other, but we’d need both for 44. We’d also need Turkey (which doesn’t look likely).

George
George
6 years ago

WE DON’T GIVE A SH*T.

Patrick
6 years ago

Is 44 countries possible with either Morocco or Israel participating or only with both?

Darren
Darren
6 years ago

I was hoping that the Czech Republic would come back, 5 years is a long enough break to get a decent song and artist, they never really gave Eurovision a chance, they only entered 3 times and sent dreadful songs each time!
And yes, Prague would be an excellent host city for Eurovision.
I seriously hope Czech Republic return soon.

CookyMonzta
CookyMonzta
6 years ago

No surprise here. When a country has extremely low expectations of qualifying, they will play it safe and opt out.

David
David
6 years ago

Chickens!

D
D
6 years ago

I wasn’t expecting them to come back, but this still is disappointing. I enjoyed their 2008 entry and “Aven Romale” is a huge guilty pleasure for me. I feel like the Czech Republic has to have some amazing singers and if they decide to return they can do much better than they normally do. Prague would be such a great Eurovision host city.