Czech Republic: Five contestants to take part in the national final ESCZ 2023

Czech Republic: Five contestants to take part in the national final ESCZ 2023
Monday, 16 January 2023

  • The Czech public television has unveiled the 5 contestants of ESCZ 2023 the show that will determine the nation's hopeful for Eurovision 2023. 

    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: 

    • Maella
    • Markéta Irglová (participated in 2022's national selection of Iceland)
    • Pam Rabbit (participated in 2019's and 2020's national selection of Czech Republic)
    • RODAN
    • Vesna


    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.


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