Czech Republic: CT confirms Eurovision 2022 participation

Czech Republic: CT confirms Eurovision 2022 participation
Friday, 20 August 2021

  • The Czech national broadcaster, CT, has confirmed that they will take part in the 66th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest next year in Italy.

    ESCToday is reporting that the Czech Republic will be present in next year's Eurovision Song Contest marking its tenth appearance in the competition. 

    According to CT the country will be determining its Eurovision 2022 hopeful via the selection process it has adopted for this year's contest. The broadcaster has already made an open call to acts and composers that ambition to represent the nation in the contest to send in their respective entries. 

    Namely, the interested acts will be able to send in their songs by September 30 while the submission process will be released no later then September 17, 2021. 

    According to the submission rules, applicants should be Czech citizens , can sumbit more than one song with no restirctions on the genre and language of the entries. 

    In addition the Czech broadcaster outlined that in case the country eventually decides not to take part in the competition the whole selection process will be cancelled. 


    Czech Republic in Eurovision

    Czech Republic appeared for the first time in the Contest in 2007 with  Kabat. A a row of disappointing results the country withdrew in 2010 and didn’t return until 2016. In 2016 its return was followed by a grand final qualification for the first time . The best result came for the country in 2018 with  Mikolas Josef who achieved a top 10 placing by finishing  6th , in  Lisbon with his entry Lie to me.

    In 2019, Lake Malawi represented the country and finished 11th in the final . This was the country’s third qualification to the final . The outstanding element was the gap between the jury voting that placed the group 8th with 150 points while the public vote placed the Czech at the 24th place.

    In 2020 Benny Cristo was selected to represent the country with his song "Kemama" but as this year's contest was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic his Eurovision 2020 journey remained incomplete.  However the Czech hopeful had the chance to reach his Eurovision destination in 2021 with his song 'Omaga', but despite his energetic semi final 2 performance in Rotterdam failed to reach the Grand final show. 


    News Source: ESCToday