The Czech Republic will return to the Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna in May 2015.
Czech Television announced the return after a five year absence. Marketa Stinglova, Manager of International Content Project Center commented, “After three entries in the previous years we hope to offer Europe a top quality Czech song.”
The Czech Republic appeared at Eurovision from 2007, 2008 and 2009 but failed to qualify on every occasion. Poor viewing figures and a lack of public interest in the Contest were cited as the reasoning for the withdrawal from Oslo 2010. The same reasoning has kept Czech Republic out of Eurovision 2011-2014.
Not anymore though. For 2015, Czech television will use an internal selection to decide the Czech Republic’s act. A jury of music professionals will pick the act from five entries specially written by professional composers. We feel Prague is getting ruul, ruul serious this year!
The last Czech entry in 2009 was Gipsy.cz’s Aven Romale which finished in 18th place with nil points (yikes!). The result may have been unfortunate but that performance was unforgettable.
For Marketa it seems the Czech Republic’s record is firmly in the past: “Czech Television is happy to be back again in that wonderful competition.”
Team Wiwi are happy to have Czech Republic back too – the more the merrier.
Relive the Czech Republic’s last appearance in 2009 below: