PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC – The European Broadcasting Union announced today that after five years Czech Republic returns to the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest.

“We are very excited to have Czech Republic return to the Eurovision Song Contest after 5 years of absence, making the Eurovision Family even more complete for the 60th anniversary edition.” says Jon Ola Sand, Executive Producer of the contest on behalf of the EBU.

The Czech national broadcaster announced they will select internally for Vienna, as Marketa Stinglova announced today. They will seek for the best five songs from well known authors.

DID YOU KNOW?

Czech Republic first took part in the world’s biggest music event only in 2007 when they joined in with Kabát’s Malá Dáma. Unfortunately, they failed to qualify for the Grand Final at their first attempt. Their last entry was Gipsy.cz’s Aven Romale that left quite an impression for European audiences with its out-of-the-ordinary performance in 2009. The first Czech participant at the Eurovision Song Contest was Karel Gott, singing in 1968 for Austria – incidentally this year’s host country! (source: eurovision.tv)