Information about Eurovision comeback of Czech Republic shocked fans and surprised local media. After five years of absense, this country is back to the competition, even though in their three participations the Czech entrants managed to collect only a total of 10 points. Portal Novinky.cz ran a poll regarding the Czech participation in the Eurovision Song Contest, and 94,7% of readers said they won’t follow the Contest in 2015. Only 5,3% wants to watch Eurovision and support the Czech entry. More than 5300 people took part in the voting so far.
Digizone.cz noticed that last few Eurovision winners were popular in Czech Republic i.e. Emmelie de Forest, Lena Meyer-Landrut or Loreen which performed in Prague not long ago. Tabloid SIP criticized the national broadcaster when they left the competition a few years ago because of poor quality and low interest, but are now back in the game, and called Eurovision a “wonderful contest”. SIP claims ČT didn’t learn anything from the past experience. According to the tabloid, it is very unlikely to send any popular name from Czech Republic to Vienna.
Czech Eurovision fans are happy with this unexpected decision and hope their country will send good song to Austria. ESCportal.cz asked readers to pick who should represent Czech Republic in Vienna. Almost 600 votes have been received so far and Ewa Farna is in the lead with 8%. She is a Polish singer born in Czech Republic, currently very popular in both countries. Ewa Farna won Super.cz’s Eurovision poll as well where she received almost 70% of votes. More than 5,000 readers took part in this voting. Author of the poll claimed that if Ewa Farna will participate as the Czech entry, she can easily receive the top score from Poland.
According to ESCportal.cz, the Slovakian broadcaster RTVS confirmed once again that even if Czech Republic is back in Eurovision, Slovakia won’t take part in Vienna.
Give a listen to one of the biggest hits of Ewa Farna – “Ticho”: