The team working on the Czech national final have just gone out to say that the planned national final, the one that would be taking place in an arena and was to be broadcasted live on television, will not be taking place in that form!
They have shared the news on their official Facebook page:
”The national final won’t be on TV! 😱🤔
Yes, it is true … After several weeks long and VERY DIFFICULT decision-making, we have decided to move the TV format to some other year (the next one, or the one after that? 😎) due to many different reasons.
We want to do something really different and this year we felt it wouldn’t have worked out so we let it go.
We are returning to the online selection from the previous two years. BUT …
BUT don’t worry, we’re doing the utmost to take the upcoming “digital” national round to the next level, so watch our online channels for more information.”
And what do they mean by taking it to the next level?
They give us a little hint!
- Everyone will have their own, original music video!
- All artists will also have their own postcard, which will be amazing!
These are the dates to keep an eye on:
6 January: The press conference at which the finalists will be announced.
13 January: The competing songs will be revealed and the voting will start.
26 January: The voting closes and the winner will be announced. How they will do that is a surprise as of yet!
This year the Czech Republic did very well again at the Eurovision Song Contest when Lake Malawi sang their ‘Friend of a Friend’ to the final!
Who do you hope has been selected for next year’s ESCZ?