The Czech Republic is hosting a national selection for Eurovision for the first time in a decade and to help with the decision, Czech TV has enlisted a jury of previous Eurovision performers. Who are they? Let's find out!
The Czech Republic made its Eurovision debut in 2007, which was also the last year that a national selection was held. This year six acts will participate in the Czech selection for the Eurovision Song Contest:
- Eddie Stoilow - We Rule This World
- Pavel Callta - Never Forget
- DOCTOR VICTOR - Stand Up
- Mikolas Josef - Lie To Me
- Eva Burešová - Fly
- Debbi - High On Love
The winner of the Czech national selection will be decided by public votes using the Eurovision app and votes from the international jury.
Meet the jury
10 acts that have previously participated in the Eurovision Song Contest will help decide the winner of the Czech national selection:
Dami Im represented Australia in the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest, finishing second with Sound Of Silence. She won the jury vote in the Grand Final.
Iveta represented Armenia in the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest with her song LoveWave. She finished seventh in the Grand Final after giving a sultry performance in Stockholm.
Jalisse represented Italy in the Eurovision Song Contest in Dublin in 1997. The duo finished fourth with their song Fiumi Di Parole. Their appearance was the last time Italy participated in Eurovision until the country returned to the competition in 2011.
Liora represented Israel in the 1995 Eurovision Song Contest with the song Amen where she finshed in eighth place. Her song was written by Moshe Datz who represented Israel in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1991.
Nathan represented Austria in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest with the song Running On Air. He qualified for the Grand Final in Kyiv.
Naviband are Artem Lukyanenko and Ksenia Zhuk. Together they represented Belarus at Eurovision in 2017 with the song Story Of My Life, qualifying for the Grand Final. It was the first time that Belarusian had been performed on the Eurovision stage.
Norma John are an indie pop duo formed by two friends, Lasse and Leena. They represented Finland at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest with their haunting song Blackbird.
Robin represented Sweden at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest with I Can't Go On. He finished fifth in the Grand Final in Kyiv.
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Sanja represented Serbia at the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm. Her song Goodbye (Shelter) took Serbia to the Grand Final for the second year in a row.
Sunstroke Project represented Moldova in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest, scoring the best ever placing for the country, third, with their song Hey Mamma. They previously represented Moldova in 2010 when they also reached the Grand Final.
The winner of the Czech national selection, and the country's representative at Eurovision 2018 in Lisbon, will be announced next week!