ESCZ 2020 Participants

It’s the online national final that has given the Czech Republic their two best ever placings at Eurovision. And now, the format is back for a third year, with seven artists competing in ESCZ 2020 for the opportunity to represent their country at Eurovision 2020.

Like last year, fans from across the globe will be able to vote for their favourite songs through the official Eurovision app (an international jury will also have a say in the final outcome). However, voting won’t open until the songs are released next Monday 20 January.

Until then, we want to know which of the seven artists competing in ESCZ 2020 you’re most excited for.

ESCZ 2020 Participants

For those of you who have been following the selection in recent years, two names will pop up — Barbora Mochowa and Pam Rabbit. Both artists participated in ESCZ 2019. Barbora was a strong fan favourite with her Lana-Del-Rey-style ballad “True Colors”. Meanwhile, Pam brought some cool beats with “Easy to Believe”.

Czech Listeners are, however, more familiar with Olga Lounová and Ben Cristovao. Both of them have garnered millions of views for their songs, which are mainly in the Czech language. Olga is know both for singing happy and fun songs as well as touching tunes. Ben Cristovao is one of the most popular rappers in the Czech Republic. Though his genre is not so popular at Eurovision, he definitely has it in him to change that.

Then we have Karelll, who is relatively new to the Czech music scene. Nevertheless, he’s already managed to reach audiences with his modern production and interesting pop songs.

There’s also a duo in the form of Elis Mraz and Cis T. Elis is a Czech pop singer with her own style and she’s teamed up with Cis T, who is a Slovak rapper. This could be a really interesting international cooperation.

Last but not least is a new born band We All Poop. It seems that these four guys have made a band just for ESCZ and with such a name they will get instant attention. I guess we now know whose genre is “planned coincidence punk pop”.

Poll: Which ESCZ 2020 act are you most excited for?

What do you make of the lineup for ESCZ 2020? Whose song are you most looking forward to hearing? Sound off in the comments below!

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KubYášek
KubYášek
5 months ago

I am soooo bored of our country sending swift songs like last two years, I want to have ballad again, Olga and Barbora should have the highest chances in this.

Pavel
Pavel
5 months ago

As a Czech I have to say I’m really glad Ben decided to participate. Quality of his stuff (not just music but overall package) is beyond the other participants. My only worry is his music style. I’m also glad that Barbara came back. I just hope she realized that copying Lana is not the right way.

filipko54
filipko54
5 months ago
Reply to  Pavel

it’s Barbora, don’t mistake her for Hana Barbara from last year 😀

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
5 months ago
Reply to  Pavel

why would his music style worry u? he makes contemporary, cool music that actually enters the charts. ppl are gonna love him. he belongs in 2020, unlike certain other acts.

vesely
vesely
5 months ago

I hope czech republic won’t send a boring ballad please something like 2018 or 2019 you are not an albania

KubYášek
KubYášek
5 months ago
Reply to  vesely

These songs are boring already, I want us to send something else than last two years.

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
5 months ago

ben cristovao is gonna serve

filipko54
filipko54
5 months ago

here is an extended snippet of Elis’ song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elrK6TzNIz0 🙂

Hyunwoo
Hyunwoo
5 months ago

Barbora Mochowa only Barbora Mochowa, she sings amazing!

Tomee
Tomee
5 months ago

Bora bora is even more boring than Lana which is already very boring…

Tom
Tom
5 months ago

Does somebody know, who should have been the last 8 contestant? As i heard one contestant withdraw from the selection 🙁

Ondra
Ondra
5 months ago
Reply to  Tom

Jakub Ondra I believe, he was in propagation material for sponsors for our national selection

Tom
Tom
5 months ago
Reply to  Ondra

Oh thanks

Laurentiu
Laurentiu
5 months ago

we know pam in the rabbit hole and Lana del Mochowa from their last year’s attempts, but you can’t not be intrigued, appalled and amazed by the avantgarde miserabilist prospect which is We All Poop, because we indeed all do that and we love it. Paraphrasing Francisco de Quevedo, we could say, even before listening to the song, that our love for We All Poop is greater than the immense pleasure to take a shit.

Joe
Joe
5 months ago
Reply to  Laurentiu

You got a cuss past the Wiwi comment screeners. Well done!

Ulvi
Ulvi
5 months ago

Without a doubt the lady in a white with long brown hair, (Also known as We All Poop).

Laurentiu
Laurentiu
5 months ago
Reply to  Ulvi

the lady in white with long brown hair… she might be the only one who doesn’t poop, man.

Marios
Marios
5 months ago

all hail we all poop

Nicky91
Nicky91
5 months ago

least excited for a troll act ”we all poop”

most excited for Ben Cristovao aka Benny Cristo

Laurentiu
Laurentiu
5 months ago
Reply to  Nicky91

why? don’t you poop, too? I bet even Benny Cristo poops.

Lucas
Lucas
5 months ago
Reply to  Nicky91

You guys are judging the book by it’s cover smh, a lot of bands have weird names like “Psychedelic Porn Crumpets” or even the classical “My Chemical Romance”, those bands have weird names but that doesn’t mean they are automatically bad

Laurentiu
Laurentiu
5 months ago
Reply to  Lucas

of course, it might be a hardcore punk band, they might have an important social or existential message to send. I said that I’m quite intrigued.

Una
Una
5 months ago

Hard to talk about preferences because we don’t know the songs yet. I go for Barbora because I liked her song last year and I find she is talented and has a calm demeanour.

Laurentiu
Laurentiu
5 months ago
Reply to  Una

only some of them will have songs. the others are going to bring their poops with them.

Swedish Mouse Mafia
5 months ago

when is the show?

Una
Una
5 months ago

Wikipedia should have the dates. Check Eurovision Song Contest 2020. There is a table with the countries and the date when the acts are announced and the date of the song. From what I remember it’s 8 February.

filipko54
filipko54
5 months ago

there’s no show, the voting starts on 20th January and the results will be announced on 3rd February

Laurentiu
Laurentiu
5 months ago

Whenever we may poop.

Jakub
Jakub
5 months ago

To be honest Im not super excited for any of them but maybe it’s because I don’t know Czech music scene that much…which is a shame since Im living in a neighbouring country 😉

Swedish Mouse Mafia
5 months ago
Reply to  Jakub

which country?

filipko54
filipko54
5 months ago
Reply to  Jakub

Slovakia? 🙂

Jakub
Jakub
5 months ago
Reply to  filipko54

Poland 🙂

Tom
Tom
5 months ago
Reply to  filipko54

Filipko54 slovak people know about czech music ….cmon, we used to be one nation lol!

filipko54
filipko54
5 months ago
Reply to  Tom

to be honest I don’t know a lot about Slovak music scene because I don’t listen to Slovak music very much and I don’t listen to Czech music as well, it’s just not my style

Tom
Tom
5 months ago
Reply to  filipko54

Because you are young probably, but older generation know exatly about music style (from both countries) 🙂

Tom
Tom
5 months ago

Ben !!!
BYE Elis Mraz was jury member in ESC, so i am curious if previous ESC contestants will support her 🙂

Tom
Tom
5 months ago
Reply to  Tom

BTW*

PADS
PADS
5 months ago

As a Czech, It’s Ben. He’s the clear winner of our televote. Now the question is if the juries support him as well.

filipko54
filipko54
5 months ago
Reply to  PADS

For me it’s same (I’m Czech too) even though Barbora is from the same town as I am but still I don’t think she has a chance against Ben

Rasmus
Rasmus
5 months ago
Reply to  filipko54

Do you usually vote for people who are from the same town? I vote for songs:)

filipko54
filipko54
5 months ago
Reply to  Rasmus

lol and did I said something like that? I’d like her to be representing our country if she had a good song but still she wouldn’t have any chance against him

filipko54
filipko54
5 months ago
Reply to  filipko54

did I say, omg

quero ser tua
quero ser tua
5 months ago

Olga Lounova <3 Found her FIBA anthem 'time to shine' what a banger
Her song dark water leaked it's pretty goood 🙂

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
5 months ago

I know Barbora was great last year but I am even more interested in Pam Rabbit. She’s more my cup of tea.