The Czech national selection, ESCZ, is slowly taking shape. In 2022, ESCZ will have seven finalists, and we now also have a sneak peek at the stage! Organisers of ESCZ took to Instagram at the beginning of this week to announce more details of the event.
The seven lucky finalists have already recorded their performances in a format similar to the Live on Tape backup used for Eurovision 2021. This will give viewers a chance to assess artists’ vocals and the Czech Republic’s best shot at Eurovision success.
On December 6 at 1pm, the artists and their song performances will be revealed via a press conference. Voting will take place from 7-15 December. An international jury will decide 50% of the vote, and the international and Czech public will decide the remainder of the vote (25% each). We will find out the winner and official Czech representative on 16 December!
Organisers have revealed two teaser photos of the ESCZ stage, which you can check out for yourself below. Plus, they have also revealed that one act is a returning artist, whilst the remaining 6 are new to ESCZ. Take a look at ESCZ’s cryptic hints below.
All in all, organisers have advertised ESCZ as one of the most genre-diverse ever. We can expect “artsy ballads” and “hard guitars” as part of the line-up. In 2021, the Czech Republic experienced their first non-qualification since 2017, so they will surely be hungry to get their recent successful record back on track.
Who do you want to see representing the Czech Republic next year? Do you have any guesses as to who the finalists could be? Let us know! Be sure to stay updated by following @ESCXTRA on Twitter, @escxtra on Instagram and liking our Facebook page for the latest updates! Also, be sure to follow us on Spotify and YouTube to see our reactions to the news in the run up to the 2022 national final season!