Czech Republic: National Final Canceled- Online competition for its next representative in Eurovision 2020

While what we knew so far that the Czech Republic would stage a national tv final on January 25, with eight songs competing for representation in Rotterdam, insurmountable obstacles seem to have forced the public broadcaster (ČT)  to cancel it and opt in for ESC 2020 online.

Through a Facebook announcement, ČT states:

“The national final will not be televised. Yes, so … after a few weeks and after a very difficult decision, the return to the national television final is postponed to next years (next, next year?) Due to many, many difficulties. We want to do something really different, and this year we thought it wouldn’t work the way we dreamed it would. We are returning to the online form of the competition as the previous two years. BUT … But don’t worry, we are doing our best to make the upcoming national finals online, so check out our online platforms for more information”

The dates for the ČT online national final for the Eurovision Song are:

-06.01.2020 Press conference and announcement of the eight finalists.
-13.01.2020 Release of songs and start voting.
-26.01.2020 End of voting and announcement of winner within a week.

In Tel Aviv the Czech Republic was represented by Lake Malawi with the song “A Friend Of A Friend”, which took the eleventh position with 157 points. It was the second best place in the Czech Republic after Mikolas Josef’s sixth place in 2018.

Czech Republic: Cyril Hirsch is the new Head of Delegation

Just two days after announcing that Jan Frost Bors is leaving his position as the Chief of Delegation, Czech public broadcaster immediately reflected back by announcing his successor.

Cyril Hirsch was chosen as the new leader. Hirsch is a production manager on public television in this Central European country and has been working on the tenth season of “StarDance” (the Czech version of “Dancing With The Stars”) for the time being. Hirsch has been directly linked to Czech participation in Eurovision in recent years, being the country’s deputy head of delegation.

The burden the new boss is carrying is clearly heavy, as his predecessor,Jan Frost Bors has been the leader of the Czech delegation for the past four years, leading the Czech Republic to the Grand Final three times, culminating of course in 2018 when with Mikolas Josef and “Lie To Me”, took the sixth place!

The Czech Republic will choose its representative for the Eurovision 2020 song contest on 25 January in Prague. Eight songs will duel for the ticket that will take them to Rotterdam’s Ahoy Arena in May. This will be the first time since 2008 that the country of Central Europe will elect its representative through a television final.

Will Cyril Hirsch continue to keep the Czechs in the way of successes as his predecessor? We will see…


Czech Republic: Head of Delegation,Jan Frost Bors resigns

The head of the Czech delegation at the Eurovision song contest, Jan Frost Bors, in a lengthy post on Facebook, announced that he is leaving the country’s public broadcaster  and hence his post.

Je tomu téměř 12 let, co jsem poprvé vstoupil na půdu České televize. Napsal svůj první scénář nebo namluvil první…

Posted by Jan Frost Bors on Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Jan Frost Bors has been the leader of the Czech Delegation for the past four years, leading the Czech Republic three times to the Grand Final, culminating of course in 2018 when, with Mikolas Josef and “Lie To Me”, he reached the sixth place for the first time!

It is unknown who will succeed Jan Frost Bors. We remind you that the Czech Public Television (ČT), with its public posting on Facebook, has revealed that eight songs will be competing in the national final for Eurovision 2020, which will take place on 25 January 2020 in Prague.