On Monday, Czech TV released the seven competing entries in Eurovision Song CZ (ESCZ) 2020.
The online voting process for the Czech Republic’s Eurovision 2020 national final was also opened, and will remain open until 2 February. But, while we wait for the final results, we want to know who you want to win ESCZ 2020.
If you haven’t already, watch the music videos for each of the seven entries here, or take a listen to the songs in the Spotify playlist below.
Once you’re ready, go ahead and vote in our poll for your favourites.
ESCZ 2020: Participants and songs
This year’s ESCZ includes two returnees. Both Barbora Mochowa and Pam Rabbit also competed in last year’s competition. Barbora returns with the ethereal ballad “White & Black Holes”. Meanwhile, Pam is competing with the edgy pop song “Get Up”.
The biggest stars in the lineup are Olga Lounová and Benny Cristo (also known as Ben Cristovao). Olga is a showbiz veteran and is hoping to take her song “Dark Water” to the Eurovision 2020 stage in Rotterdam. Benny, on the other hand, is one of the Czech Republic’s top rappers. He’s entered the competition with the song “Kemama”.
Elis Mraz & Čis T are mixing cultures. Although Elis is a singer from the Czech Republic, Čis T hails from neighbouring Slovakia. They’ve joined forces on “Wanna Be Like”.
Having honed his talent at the British and Irish Modern Music Institute (BIMM) in London, Karelll is now hoping to represent his home country on the Eurovision stage. He’s taking part in ESCZ 2020 with the piano-driven ballad “At Least We’ve Tried”.
Finally, is the band We All Poop. This four-piece formed specifically for ESCZ 2020, but they’ve quickly stood out from the pack with their name and ‘planned coincidence punk-pop’ song “All the Blood (Positive Song Actually)”.
Poll: Who should win the Czech Republic’s ESCZ 2020?
It was initially intended that these seven acts would compete in a televised national final. However, that idea was subsequently scrapped.
Instead, the method from 2018 and 2019 will be retained whereby fans can vote for their favourites via the Eurovision app.
This online voting is set to close at 20:00 CET on 2 February. The results will be announced the following day.
These public votes will count for 50% of the overall score. The remaining half will come from a panel of international jurors. Once again, international viewers can also vote. In previous editions, these votes were weighted to equal one jury vote.
Who is your favourite in ESCZ 2020? Which act and song do you think would be best for Eurovision? Let us know in the comments below!