EurovisionMalmö 2024🇨🇿 Czechia

Aiko wins ESCZ 2024 and will represent Czechia at Eurovision 2024

Aiko will perform the entry, 'Pedestal' in Malmö next May!

Over the past week, Eurovision fans from around the world have been voting for their winner of the Czech national selection ESCZ 2024. Today Česká Televize have confirmed the national and international votes have been verified and that Aiko has won this years’ ESCZ and will represent the nation at the Eurovision Song Contest 2024 in Malmö, Sweden next May with ‘Pedestal’!

Aiko goes to Eurovision 2024!

After seven acts performed live at the Roxy in Prague, eager fans at home and abroad have been casting their votes through the Eurovision app. Overall the winner was determined through 100% televoting – 70% international and 30% Czech nationals. This morning, Česká Televize have revealed that Aiko and ‘Pedestal’ have won the ticket for ESCZ 2024 and will represent Czechia at Eurovision 2024. Below are the full results of the online voting.

ArtistSongCzech VoteInternational VoteWeighted TotalResult
Elly‘The Angel’s Share’246797817128762
Mydy‘Red Flag Parade’6443728370313
Tom Sean‘Dopamine Overdose’3331357335004
Lenny‘Good Enough’4216158623755
Tomas Robin‘Out of My Mind’728156313136
Gianna Lei‘Starlet’3727736537

This year, we witnessed an incredible and diverse cast of finalists, leading to a dynamic evolution in the race for victory. With a total of 98,000 votes received, each stage of the last week presented a different winner almost every two days. 

We are excited to start working with Aiko to deliver a brilliant performance, taking advantage of the substantial resources Eurovision provides and allowing for ample preparation time. I am confident that Czechia will be proud of the outcome. 

‘Pedestal’ is an anthem of empowerment and self-love, emphasises the determination to prioritise independence. It highlights the importance of putting oneself first in the face of adversity and any toxic relationships.

Kryštof Šámal, (Czechia Head of Delegation)

Czechia in the Eurovision Song Contest

Czechia first debuted at Eurovision in 2007. Back then, they hosted a televised national final. Rockers Kabát won the show and took ‘Malá Dama’ to Helsinki. Sadly, they finished last in the Semi-Final. Both of the 2008 and 2009 entries also ended without any success, causing the Czechs to withdraw.

Surprisingly, they returned in 2015 and recorded their first qualification a year later. So far, their best result was in 2018, when Mikolas Josef finished in sixth place with ‘Lie To Me’. Since their return, the Czechs have qualified for the final more times than they failed to do so. Last year saw Vesna and ‘My Sister’s Crown’ continue this trend with 10th place and 129 points in the Liverpool contest.

Will Aiko reach the top of the Eurovision 2024 ‘Pedestal’? Let us know! Be sure to stay updated by following @ESCXTRA on Twitter, @escxtra on Instagram, @escxtra on TikTok and liking our Facebook page for the latest updates! Also, be sure to follow us on Spotify for the latest music from your favourite Eurovision acts. As well as YouTube to see our reactions to the news throughout the 2024 season.

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