Worried fans of the Czech Republic, breathe a sigh of relief. The national broadcaster Česká televize has confirmed that they will be present in Eurovision 2016, despite a fourth non-qualification.
Czech Republic returned after a lengthy absence in 2015 with Marta Jandová and Václav Noid Bárta’s “Hope Never Dies”. Despite being tipped by many, us included, to qualify, the song was not one of the 10 lucky winners in this year’s second semi-final. However, the 13th place finish and a higher score than all three previous Czech entries combined showed promise.
As a result, the Central European country will once again send an entry to Europe’s biggest TV show. It is currently unknown whether ČT will stick with an internal selection or try to find a few willing participants for a national final.
Czech Republic joins 24 other countries so far in confirming for Stockholm. Greece also confirmed their participation in recent days. Turkey and Ukraine will return after short absences, with nobody set to withdraw at the moment.
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