Now that Eurovision is so close, let’s talk about the ‘inactive’ countries.
The Czech Republic is the least successful country in the Eurovision, Czech Republic has only taken part in 3 editions of Eurovision, none of them successfull. First, when they debuted, they sent the rock band ‘Kabát’ with ‘Mala Dama’ and they came last with only 1 point. Then they sent Teresa Kerndlová with ‘Have Some Fun’ she achieved the best result for the Czechs, second to last with 9 points. Next they sent the band ‘Gypsy.cz’ who sang ‘Aven Romale’ and came last again with no points.
So after disappointing results, the Czech public showed no interest in the Eurovision, and Česka Televisie decided to withdraw from the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest and has never returned since. When ČT withdrew, they said that they would return if the Eurovision makes a fundamental change, but maybe that’s not the problem maybe the entries they have sent are under the average of the Eurovision. Also the spokerperson of ČT Ladislav Stichy said : “Our audience hasn’t taken the Eurovision Song Contest very well. Furthermore the press was very critical about it. If there were fundamental changes in the contest, we would consider coming back.”
Unfortunately, Central Europe is the least successful region in the Eurovision, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary and the Czech Republic have all withdrawn due to poor results, Maybe if Hungary, Poland or Slovakia wins the Eurovision, the Czech Republic would return, like Austria did in 2011, after Germany won.
Maybe, the songs sent by Czech Republic are not that bad, maybe they were underrated.
2007 Kábat – Mala Dama ‘Little Lady’
2008 Teresa Kerndlová – Have Some Fun
2009 Gypsy.cz – Avem Romale ‘Let’s go Romanies’
Tomorrow we will talk about Luxembourg!