Czech Republic: CT opens submissions for Eurovision 2023

Czech Republic: CT opens submissions for Eurovision 2023
Wednesday, 02 November 2022

  • The Czech broadcaster, CT, has kicked off the national selection process for Eurovision 2023 by opening the submission window. 

    Czech Republic will be selecting their Eurovision 2023 hopeful through a natioinal selection, the submission period for which has commenced today. The submission window will remain open up to December 8, 2022.

    According to the terms released by the Czech Television, acts that want to take part in the national selection should comply with the following: 


    • The lead singer or main vocalist must be a Czech citizen.
    • One artist can submit more than one song 
    • The submission can be in form of a demo version, the final version is not essential at this stage.
    • All submitted entries must not have been publicily released before September 1, 2022. 
    • CT reserves the right to cancel the selection if the country's cannot take part in the contest in Liverpool.


    Unlike previous years, the national selection this year will see only three candidates taking the stage to perform live, whilst the outcome of the national final will be determined by a combination of international jury voting and public online voting process. 

    Over the following weeks the Czech broadcaster will release more details on the country's national seletion. 


    Czech Republic in Eurovision

    Czech Republic appeared for the first time in the Contest in 2007 with  Kabat. A a row of disappointing results the country withdrew in 2010 and didn’t return until 2016. In 2016 its return was followed by a grand final qualification for the first time . The best result came for the country in 2018 with  Mikolas Josef who achieved a top 10 placing by finishing  6th , in  Lisbon with his entry Lie to me.

    In 2020 Benny Cristo was selected to represent the country with his song "Kemama" but as this year's contest was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic his Eurovision 2020 journey remained incomplete.  However the Czech hopeful had the chance to reach his Eurovision destination in 2021 with his song 'Omaga', but despite his energetic semi final 2 performance in Rotterdam failed to reach the Grand final show. 

    This year 'We are Domi' won the national selection and went off to Turin representing the country with their song 'Lights off'. They came  4th in Semi-Final Two winning the ticket to the Grand final where they finished in 22nd place receiving 38 points.


    News Source/Image:  CT