The Czech Republic was one of the countries which were much discussed in the previous days. Initially the resignation of former Head of delegation Jan Bors and the replacement of the new one, Cyril Hirsch. Then, of course, the most important was the cancellation of the television national final they had announced and planned, by restoring the well-known online process that had taken place in the last two years. These events appear to be related to each otherr, as revealed in a Q&A on his Instagram profile by Jan Bors.
The cancellation of the national television finale, the reason for the resignation of Jan Frost Bors
One of the questions Jan Bors received was whether the cancellation of the national television final by the Czech public television was also the reason for his resignation from the post of Head of delegation in the competition.
Jan Bors responded that this was essentially the drop that overflowed the glass, implying that there were other friction points between the two sides, but essentially canceling a project that he had struggled with was also the reason he took the decision to resign.
Is budget cut the reason to cancel the national television final?
In another question, whether the reduced budget was the reason for the cancellation of the national television final, Jan Bors replied that this was not the reason. A number of other problems, which he did not name, were the reason because Czech Public Television preferred to reintroduce the well-known online procedure for the third consecutive year in this way.
Will Jan Bors take over as executive supervisor?
What is widely rumored among fans is that Jan Bors resigned from the post of Head of delegation to claim the position of Executive Supervisor at the EBU. Obviously he could not be asked in the light of the above, if his next business plans include the Eurovision Contest in general. Jan Bors does not exclude anything, leaving everything open, preserving the rumors they want him as one of Jon Ola Sand’s potential successors.