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.
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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.”
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