Last year the Czech Republic returned to Eurovision and scored its best result ever with Marta and Vaclav singing “Hope Never Dies”. Now the Czechs are rolling up their sleeves and preparing to fight further, with an enthusiastic new Head of Delegation and plans for internal selection.
Czech broadcaster Ceska Televize (CT) recently introduced their new head of delegation – Jan Bors, who has experience with many events and TV shows in the Czech Republic. He wrote a letter to Eurovision fans, where he shared his thoughts about Eurovision and gave some hints about the selection process.
Jan Bors sees Eurovision as a great opportunity. He says that it is one of the most prestigious television projects worldwide. He notes that Eurovision in Vienna was a high quality production with perfect performances and he is expecting the same from Stockholm.
He knows that it is difficult for every country to find the right song and the right singer, but his job will be to present a competitive song to the public. He says that it will be hard to reach the same success that the Czech Republic had this year (and yes, even though the Czech Republic didn’t make the final, he’s still very pleased with the result in Vienna) and even make it better, but he emphasises that it is not impossible.
Jan says that the Czech Republic’s experience this year showed what is needed to choose the right song and representatives. This year they will do the same and make their choice internally. He confirms that composers are already sending their songs to the broadcaster, which shows that there is interest in Eurovision in the Czech Republic. Now they are hoping that they will be able to make the right decision.
Overall, the Czech Republic seems to be passionate and optimistic and it is not ready to give up! And what do you think? Is the Czech Republic on the right track? Can they at last make the final in Stockholm? Let us know in the comments below!
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