Czech Republic in the Eurovision Song Contest 2009

Eurovision Song Contest 2009
Country  Czech Republic
National selection
Selection process Artist: Internal selection
Song: National Final
Selection date(s) Artist: 30 January 2009
Song: 15 March 2009
Selected entrant Gipsy.cz
Selected song "Aven Romale"
Finals performance
Final result Failed to qualify (18th, 0 points)
Czech Republic in the Eurovision Song Contest
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The Czech Republic competed at the Eurovision Song Contest 2009, to be held in Moscow, Russia. It had been rumoured that, due to two poor placings for the country in 2007 and 2008, coming last and second last, Česká televize (ČT), the Czech broadcaster would withdraw, however the broadcaster confirmed their participation at the 2009 contest.[1][2] The song did not progress from the first semi-final of the competition, finishing last once more with 0 points.

Selection

ČT decided to internally select the third Czech entry for Eurovision, after the multi-artist national final, EuroSong, failed to qualify Czech Republic to the final. Gipsy.cz, who had previously taken part both the 2007 and 2008 Czech national finals, was chosen by ČT to represent the country in Moscow.[3][4][5]

The Czech audience will be given a choice of two songs to select the one which will represent their country in Moscow. It is yet unclear how the voting will be conducted, but it has been announce by the broadcaster that it will take place between 1 and 14 March. A press conference where all the details will be revealed will take place on 16 February. The winning song was officially presented on 21 March during the ČT Anděl Music Awards. It was Aven Romale by Gipsy CZ

Draw Song Place
1 "Aven Romale" 1
2 "Do You Wanna" 2

At Eurovision

Since the Czech Republic is not one of the "Big Four" and is not the host of the 2009 contest, it will have to compete in one of the two semi-finals. At the semi-final allocation draw on 30 January, it was decided that the country would compete in the first semi-final on 12 May 2009.[6][7][8] ČT have announced it will broadcast only the first semi final and the final of the contest, not broadcasting the second semi-final.[3] Gipsy. performed second in the first semifinal. It got no points and placed last. "Aven Romale" is the sixteenth song getting zero points.

Points Awarded by Czech Republic[9]

Points Awarded to Czech Republic (Semifinal)
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

See also

References

External links

  • Official Czech Eurovision site
  • Popular Czech fan blog


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