Czech Republic in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017
|Eurovision Song Contest 2017|
|Selection process||Internal Selection|
|Selection date(s)||Artist: 15 February 2017
Song: 7 March 2017
|Selected entrant||Martina Bárta|
|Selected song||« My Turn«|
|Czech Republic in the Eurovision Song Contest|
Czech Republic will participate in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 represented by Martina Bárta. The Czech entry for the 2017 contest in Kiev, Ukraine will be selected internally, organised by the Czech broadcaster Česká televize
According to Eurovision rules, all nations with the exceptions of the host country and the « Big 5 » (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom) are required to qualify from one of two semi-finals in order to compete for the final; the top ten countries from each semi-final progress to the final. The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) split up the competing countries into six different pots based on voting patterns from previous contests, with countries with favourable voting histories put into the same pot. On 31 January 2017, a special allocation draw was held which placed each country into one of the two semi-finals, as well as which half of the show they would perform in. Czech Republic was placed into the first semi-final, to be held on 9 May 2017, and was scheduled to perform in the second half of the show.
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