Back in August, Czech broadcaster ČT announced their song submissions process for Eurovision 2022, with the deadline for submissions being September 30. With the deadline passed, it was revealed that the selection was due to take place in December.
ČT have now announced that the Czech entry for Eurovision 2022 will be revealed on December 16. The finalists are due to be revealed in a press conference on the 6th of December. Online voting will be open between the 7th and the 15th of December.
The broadcaster have stated that they wanted to get their selection completed as soon as possible so that the winning performer(s) can begin to prepare their performance as early as January 2022.
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. Unlike the 2019 and 2020 editions, the entries will be performed via a live-on-tape. Previously, voting was conducted based on music videos of the entries.
Czech Republic at Eurovision 2021
Back in 2020, Benny Cristo won Czech Republic’s national selection and was set to represent his country in Rotterdam with the song “Kemama”. After the 2020 contest was cancelled, Benny was selected internally by the broadcaster ČT for 2021.
The song was written by Benny and Filip Vlček, 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.
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