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๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Czech Republic to open song selection process in September

However, CT have reserved the right to cancel the selection in case they opt to not participate.

Last week, Czech broadcaster Ceska Televize announced its song submission process for Eurovision 2022. However, they have noted that the broadcaster may opt to not participate in the 2022 contest as part of the announcement.

Via Facebook, CT has announced that they will be opening their song submissions process for Eurovision 2022 next month. The submission form will be published by September 17th at the latest, with the deadline for submissions being September 30.

https://www.facebook.com/ESCCzechRepublic/posts/1169758750184687

The guidelines for submissions are as follows:

  • An artist can submit more than one song into the selection
  • Songs must not have been released commercially or performed publicly before September 1, 2021
  • Lead vocalist must hold Czech citizenship

Notably, the announcement states that CT reserves the right to cancel the selection process in the event that the Czech Republic does not participate in Eurovision 2022. Whether this means they have not determined whether they will participate, or is simply a precaution due to the uncertainty of the pandemic, was not made clear.

Czech Republic at Eurovision 2021

Back in 2020, Benny Cristo won Czech Republicโ€™s national selection and wasย set to represent his country in Rotterdam with the song โ€œKemamaโ€. After the 2020 contest was cancelled, Benny wasย selected internallyย by the broadcaster ฤŒT for 2021.

The song was written byย Bennyย andย Filip Vlฤek, who will also join Benny Cristo on the stage at the Eurovision Song Contest 2021. Benny was one of the few artists to confirm that he would not be using pre-recorded backing vocals prior to the contest.

Benny performed third in the second semi-final, placing 15th with 23 points. This marked the Czech Republic’s first non-qualification since 2017.

You can watch our interview with Benny below:

Would you like to see the Czech Republic back next year? Let us know!ย Be sure to stay updated by followingย @ESCXTRA on Twitter,ย @escxtra on Instagramย and liking ourย Facebook pageย for the latest updates!ย Also, be sure to follow usย on Spotifyย andย YouTubeย to see our reactions to the news in the run up to the 2022 national final season!

Costa Christou

Ever since I saw Helena Paparizou's triumph at Eurovision in 2005 (at the tender age of 6), I have been crazy about Eurovision. From the regional native language bops and shrieky female-led balladry to the sophisticated avant garde pop songs and chart-friendly EDM, I love everything about this cultural phenomenon. I'm currently working as a Delivery Manager in a software development team.

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