Czech Republic: ESCZ 2023 national final set for January 30
The Czech Public television, CT, has confirmed that the ESCZ 2023 national final will be taking place on January 30, 2023.
Czech Republic will be selecting their Eurovision 2023 hopeful with a televised national final set for January 30, 2023 at the CT Studios in Prague.
The upcoming national final will see a total of three competing entries with the final outcome to be determined by three bodies of voters: an expert jury, the international fan community and the public televoting.
Kryštof Šámal, the Czech Head of Delegation stated:
“I am proud of how the brand has grown in the Czech music scene, the platform is becoming extremely interesting and attractive. I am pleased to announce that we have received an overwhelming response from the Czech music industry. More than 170 songs were submitted – mostly from Czech composers – and all with Czech vocalists. Picking just a handful of songs is getting more and more difficult and we hope to finalize the names of the finalists in the coming days. More details about the show will be revealed in the coming weeks.”
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.