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: