Czech Republic: CT reveals the ESCZ 2023 running order
The Czech national broadcaster, ČT, has revealed the five competing entries of ESCZ 2023, the competition that will determine the Czech Eurovision 2023 representative.
The running order draw for ESCZ 2023 final has been held by the head of delegation Kryštof Šámal. Czech Republic will be selecting their Eurovision 2023 hopeful with a televised national final set for January 30, 2023 (21:00 CET) at the CT Studios in Prague.
The result will be decided by nation's public voting (30%) plus through international online voting (70%) and will be revealed on February 6.
The 5 acts that will compete for the right to represent Czech Republic at Eurovision 2023 in Liverpool next May are:
- Pam Rabbit (participated in 2019's and 2020's national selection of Czech Republic)
- Markéta Irglová (participated in 2022's national selection of Iceland)
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.
Last 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.