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ESCZ 2022 to take place in December!

Live-on-tape performances will be used for the online selection!

Back in August, Czech broadcaster ฤŒT announced their song submissions process for Eurovision 2022, with the deadline for submissions being September 30. Now, with the deadline passed, details of the selection have been announced.

According to ESCBubble, ฤŒT received over 150 entries from the open call. They have now confirmed that ESCZ will be used once again to select their entry, and it will once again be an online selection format. However, unlike the 2019 and 2020 editions, the entries will be performed via a live-on-tape, with the final due to take place in December. Previously, voting was conducted based on music videos of the entries.

The broadcaster is currently shortlisting the entries, which were submitted from around the world. Successful candidates will be contacted by October 20 to confirm the terms and intentions of their participation. The performances are due to be released in early December, prior to the selection itself.

The Czech entry for Turin 2022 will be decided by a mix of 50% from the international jury, 25% from an international public vote and 25% from a Czech public vote.

Czech Republic at Eurovision 2021

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

The song was written by Benny and 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 here.

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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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