Czech Republic: Seven entries to compete in national final ESCZ 2020
According to the Czech national broadcaster, CT, a total of 7 song will compete in the country’s national final ESCZ 2020.
7 songs, one less than last year, will compete in the upcoming Czech national final ESCZ 2020, while the total acts will be 11 since there will be duets and groups among the contestants. The official announcement of the candidates will take place a week later eventually, on January 13 during a special press conference. The voting will end on February 2,2020 while the final winner will be announced within the week to follow.
Up to Christmas CT will release snippets of the 7 songs , twice a week. The voting system remains the same as last year. The votes from each member of the international jury will be added to the votes of foregin and local fans (via app voting) so as to determine the final winner.
The Eurovision story so far
Czech Republic appeared for the first time in the Contest in 2007 with Kabat. A a row of disappointing results the country withdrew in 2010 and didn’t return until 2016. In 2016 its returned was followed by a grand final qualification for the first time . The best result came for the country in 2018 with Mikolas Josef who achieved a 6th placing in the Lisbon with his song και Lie to me.
This year, Lake Malawi represented the country and finished 11th in the final . This was the country’s third qualification to the final . The outstanding element was the gap between the jury voting that placed the group 8th with 150 points while the public vote placed the Czech at the 24th place.