The official broadcaster of the Czech Republic, Česka Televize, has announced that there will be seven acts competing to represent the central European nation in Rotterdam, 2020. The Czech Republic’s unique online national final will count with seven competing, curiously one less than last year’s selection.
Source: Česka Televize
The broadcaster has yet to comment on the reduction from eight to seven competing acts given that before the previous Head of Delegation for the Czech Republic Jan Frost Bors quit, he stated that there would be eight competing acts. This is particularly interesting as there were over 152 song submissions to ČT, more than the previous year, but we still have less competing acts in the national final.
This reduction could possibly be attributed to the abrupt cancellation of the National Final in favor of returning to the online contest. While a controversial move since the broadcaster had already secured a venue and a date, the online competition has given the Czech Republic substantial success in recent years, including Lake Malawi’s 2nd place in the first 2019 Semi-Final and 11th place in the Grand Finale.
Furthermore, the Czech fan group Eurovision Song Contest Czech Republic announced the musical genres for the seven competing songs:
Letí to jako blázen a 7. finalistů se dozvíte už za měsíc a dva dny, ale předtím vás čeká ještě posledních pár nápověd…
We asked all seven finalists how they would describe the music genre of their competition and here are the answers…
- Organic Pop
- Dream Pop
- Indie Pop
- Emo Pop
- Afro Pop
- Planned Coincidence Punk Pop
Source: Eurovision Song Contest Czech Republic (translated from Czech)
Currently, the online contest is slated take place on the following dates for the online final.
- 6th of January 2020 – Press conference with the selected acts.
- 13th of January 2020 – Songs will be released and voting will open.
- 26th of January 2020 – Online voting will end.
- Results would come in approximately a week after the voting closes.
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