The Czech Republic is giving us the first confirmed song of the Eurovision 2022 season. The decision will be made public on December 16.

That’s the news out of Prague. On Tuesday producers of ESCZ 2022 — the Czech Republic’s online selection for Eurovision 2022 — confirmed the dates and stages of next month’s national final.

We All Poop — ESCZ 2020 finalists

Czech Republic: ESCZ 2022 winner will be announced on December 16

The broadcaster received more than 150 songs “from several dozen different artists from around the world” when the submissions window closed on September 30. 

We now know details about the remainder of the process.

The finalists and their songs will be announced at a press conference on December 6. Voting begins the very next day — on December 7 — and will end on December 15. 

The next day, on December 16,  the winner will be announced.

Voting will be based on live versions of the songs recorded at the Czech Television studio. Voting will take place electronically and the result will be decided by an international jury (50%), international viewers (25%) and Czech viewers (25%).

What else do we know?

Last month the Czech team teased that it was calling in some big guns to help it cull the submissions. They mentioned that two luminaries were part of their internal judging panel.

“This year, the in-house team responsible for selecting these performers was strengthened by one American composer and European producer / performer. Their identity will be revealed after the selection of the finalists of the national round, so that these jurors cannot be influenced in any way during the selection.”

Are you excited that the Czechs will be the first to present their Eurovision 2022 song? Do you think it’s a good thing to reveal so early? Let us know in the comments box below!

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Aeria
Aeria
10 days ago

Thank you for once again reminding us how great it would’ve been to have had an artist in Eurovision with the name ‘We All Poop’ xD

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
9 days ago
Reply to  Aeria

It probably would have been abbreviated to WAP, but now That’s a dirty term thanks to “WAP”

LaVoixCZ
10 days ago

Proud of my country we still participate, that itself is a miracle, also in the past I was criticizing Czech Television for not being able to record the performances in their studios, so FINALLY it is not about music videos (plus acoustic versions) and the proportions of the voting groups were finally changed for the better. sounds pretty promising. also happy for Estonia and their upgrade to quarterfinals, this is the way to go, to promote more songs as public broadcaster SHOULD do (in the 2009-2010’s, Czech Television have cancelled major popmusical TV live formats and the less known artists… Read more »

Last edited 10 days ago by LaVoixCZ
Jacob S
Jacob S
11 days ago

albania punching the air rn

Sebastián
Sebastián
11 days ago

Justice for Barbora Mochova. She must represent Czech Republic at least once

Esc addict
Esc addict
11 days ago

The tradition is broken this year, Albania won’t be the first to pick their song but it’s even better because it means we will have already 2 competing songs for 2022 before the end of the year, what a great news! Good luck Czech Republic!

Joe
Joe
11 days ago
Reply to  Esc addict

First time since 2014 I think! (Ukraine picked their song a month before FIK – can’t even imagine a full on NF before December these days).

Esc addict
Esc addict
11 days ago
Reply to  Joe

Before december it would mean half a year before the contest it’s a huge gap even if the act’s reveal time has no impact on the results in esc, the broadcasters must think it’s too early. If it was all about me I would make live the Eurovision season during all the year. At least there’s still the jesc to make the wait shorter. This year we will have an esc competing song even before the jesc itself, it’s not often and it’s cool. Maybe some broadcasters will have the same idea the lasts years and we will have a… Read more »

Last edited 11 days ago by Esc addict
Esc addict
Esc addict
11 days ago
Reply to  Esc addict

I mean not “the same idea for the last years” but “for the next years” sorry

Sabrina
Sabrina
11 days ago

Now it’s official, we’ll finally have a new winner on all the (nonsensical) top 1 videos on Youtube. And by the end of 2021, we’ll already know at least 3 songs from Eurovision 2022 (though without knowing what Estonia will pick) The Czech final has solidly becoming one of my favorites, there always some fresh entries there. As a bonus, it’s a rare national final where I can vote!

Colin
Colin
11 days ago
Reply to  Sabrina

I see very little point in having top videos unless at least 2 (preferably 5+) songs are in there. *Maybe* if there’s a rating or description alongside this listing, but as a standalone fact, yeah, it’s funny. 🙂

Last edited 11 days ago by Colin
BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
11 days ago
Reply to  Colin

Maybe they are pointless, but I always found the top 1 videos funny because everyone’s like “that’s my favorite too” for laughs.

Sabrina
Sabrina
11 days ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

Well, at least it’s the only time of the year the fandom can agree on something. 😀

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
11 days ago
Reply to  Sabrina

Yeah, exactly. It’s a brief moment of unity in the fandom.

ESCFanGA
ESCFanGA
11 days ago
Reply to  Colin

The Top 1 videos are created purely by bored Eurofans who can’t wait for another song to be selected.

Una
Una
11 days ago

Great news!! How many acts altogether? Karelll <3

I wouldn’t mind the a l l p o o p group either but I would *really* love to see Karelll back.

Colin
Colin
11 days ago
Reply to  Una

Karelll’s ”At Least We’Ve Tried” is in my top 4 songs of the 2020 NF season. Such a beautiful song, and such a talented man! I hope that he comes back.
Barbora, Olga, and WAP all had very good songs too. CZ selection in 2020 was indeed top notch!

Last edited 11 days ago by Colin
Sabrina
Sabrina
11 days ago
Reply to  Una

The “(positive song actually)” after “We All Poop – All the Blood” still cracks me up! Also hoping to see some familiar faces, especially Barbora and Pam Rabbit.

Joe
Joe
11 days ago

TBH, I’m glad this model gives the jury the most weight. The televote screwed over Barbora Mochowa twice now and if she’s back I don’t want to make it three times.

Lucy
Lucy
11 days ago

Mikolas Josef, Pam Rabbit, John Wolfhooker, Emma Smetana and Jordan Haj, Mirai, Melis, Eva Burešová, Barbora Mochowa…I would love to see them in this NF! Can’t wait. I’m happy that we will get the live performances?

Jonas
Jonas
11 days ago

I want the best song to win, and I hope that best song comes from Mikolas Josef.

Eugenie
Eugenie
11 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

He’s a great performer, but so many comebacks? I’d rather see a freshman.

Jonas
Jonas
11 days ago
Reply to  Eugenie

If they have a better song, yeah – if they don’t, no.

Whisker
Whisker
11 days ago

Yes, so excited! Puppy level excited! Czechia’s showing so much love to the ESC fans. And selecting the song early gives them ample time to think about staging, get feedback and rethink the song if need be, promote the song. And such.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
11 days ago
Reply to  Whisker

One of my my Eurovision resolution is that there will be fewer revamps happening in 2022.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
11 days ago

So, it’s finally official. Czech Republic will have the honor of being the first country to select their song first for the 2022 season, as I have long suspected after Albania released their dates. Looks like Czech Republic will have The Eurovision top one ranking treatment this year, not Albania as usual. I wonder when was the last time Albania didn’t select their song first for eurovision.

Leo
Leo
11 days ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

It was in 2015

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
11 days ago
Reply to  Leo

Who was the first country that got their song out first before Albania that year? I didn’t get into Eurovision until 2016.

Jesper Hjellnes
Jesper Hjellnes
11 days ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

In 2015 there were a lot of countries who selected their entries before Albania. North Macedonia selected through Skopje Fest which was held in November, Malta had their selection in November so they could use the same venue they hosted JESC in, Netherlands presented artist and song in December (earliest release of an internally selected entry ever?), and Belarus did have their NF in December for a while.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
11 days ago

Wow, what a lot of early birds for the 2015 season chosen before the end of 2014. That was actually smart of Malta to schedule both their national final and Junior Eurovision 2014 in the same venue.

Josef
11 days ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

F. Y. R. Macedonia was first. Skopje Fest was held in November.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
11 days ago
Reply to  Josef

That early? I’ve never seen a country select something that early in my five year dive in Eurovision. That’s usually when you get some internally selected artists announced first.

Raffanson
Raffanson
11 days ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

Ireland revealed their 2016 entry in november 2015.

Jonas
Jonas
11 days ago
Reply to  Raffanson

I think it was January 2016 before we heard the song, though.

esc_fl
esc_fl
11 days ago

Hoping for the same quality we were all pleasantly surprised with in ESCZ 2020!

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
11 days ago
Reply to  esc_fl

I hope the jury, Czech and international televote will be mostly on the same page this year