ESC United Mod Team
- February 10, 2021
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I do not think she will ever come back to ESC. Would surely be a good choice with an appropriate song, but highly unlikely.Vocal powerhouse Miss Gunčikova back for revenge in 2023 with some masterpiece akin to this:
Well, they have to pay the EBU-fees anyway. Sure, a live NF and a huge promotion is more costly than an online final. In general however, the participation at the ESC is far more cheaper than one would think, if unfamiliar with the matter. Of course, with rather meager viewing rates, this argument gets weaker, but it is always another broadcaster, who pays for the show and Czech TV simply transmits via Eurovision. And if lucky, even with a Czech contestant in the final. Thus, money cuts could inhibit the ESC-participation of Czechia given the low interest but it should not be the primary "target" cause the costs are relatively LOW and the outreach HIGH.Czech TV is going to fire 250 employees and is planning 1 billion CZK cuts for 2023-2024.
They will restrict their own production in all areas.
Let's see what this means for our future participation in ESC, but if we stay, then I guess we can't expect live national final on TV...
I have been trying to ask for about 2 months now on the official instagram of ESCZ: "Will the Czech Republic be at the Eurovision Song Contest 2023?". I've been asking in messages (where they don't answer) and under posts (where they always respond with a like).
If finances are the main problem, there is still the option not to organize NF but to choose a singer without NF.
I would be very sad if the Czech Republic would leave the contest. In my opinion it is one of the best countries in Eurovision in recent times.
I am not really sure why they would withdraw anyways, it's not like they've been doing awfully bad. Since the 2015 comeback to the contest, qualified to the final 4/7 times, 1 time in the top. 10 (once close to it) and 2 times in the top. 3 in the semis... and arguably with not very strong entries... sure it is not one of the most successful countries, but I wouldn't say it has been that bad for then either.
it's more about the viewership, which is still one of the lowest in europe (along georgia)...
Yeah, that part I understand. I was merely commenting the notion brought forward by some that they would withdraw based on results.
As for their low viewing numbers, I think part of the reason why is that they debuted in the contest very late and have no cemented history with the contest. We have countries which on average faired even worse than Czechia in the last 10 years or so but where it's still pretty popular, which I think could be connected with a long history and a loyal audience.