Marta & Vaclav gave Europe hope at Eurovision 2015 — and apparently they also gave the Czech Republic a bit of goodwill toward ESC. Today Czech Televise (CT) has confirmed that it will participate at Eurovision 2016. Stockholm will mark the country’s second straight year of participation following its five-year absence from 2010 to 2014.
Marta & Vaclav finished 13th in their semi with 33 points. That may sound bad on first listen, but when you place it in the context of the country’s Eurovision history it’s kind of amazing. In the 2007, 2008 and 2009 contests, the country totalled just ten points.
CT internally selected their song and artists for Vienna, working with legendary Czech composer Ondrej Soukup. It’s unclear what process they will use this year.
Are you pleased to know that the Czechs will be back?