Czech Television has announced the selection process for Eurovision 2023: “ESCZ 2023″.
The submission window opened on the 2nd of November 2022 and closed on the 8th of December 2022.
Each artist was able to submit up to 3 songs.
There wasn’t any restriction regarding the nationality of the composers and writers.
Czech Republic will have a national final with a live show for the first time since 2008!
The national final is set to be held on Monday, the 30th of January 2023, live from the Czech TV studios in Prague.
170 songs were submitted for selection. All of them are performed by Czech singers, but some of them were written by foreign musicians.
The national broadcaster will shortlist 3-5 songs to be performed in the national final.
The results will be determined by a combination of international expert jury, Czech public and international public
Ahmad Halloun, International Head of Press, commented:
“It will be a modest and high-quality show. Once again we are focusing on showcasing Czech Talent internationally, and a Live show is a fantastic way to do so. The show will be focused of course on a Czech and International audience, something everyone will enjoy”.
Kryštof Šámal, Head of Delegation, said:
I am proud of how the brand has grown, at least 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.”
We Are Domi represented the Czech Republic at Eurovision 2022 with the song “Lights Off“.
They finished in 22nd place in the final:
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