Benny Cristo, Eurovision 2020 and 2021, Czech Republic

Czech Republic’s ESCZ — the first national final of the season — is right around the corner.

Producers have now confirmed that a total of seven finalists will battle for the Czech ticket to Eurovision 2022. As previously reported, the acts will be revealed on December 6

Teasing the upcoming selection, producers described this year’s ESCZ lineup as “even more diverse than in 2020”. 

ESCZ 2022 songs and artists to be revealed on December 6

The search for Benny Cristo’s successor is almost over. 

More than 150 entries entries have been whittled down to just seven finalists, whose names and songs are set to be revealed during a press conference at 13:00 CET on December 6.

This year, more women are competing than men. Producers described the ratio of women to men as 4.5 to 2.5, teasing: “What do you think the halves mean?”

 
 
 
 
 
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Producers say the lineup is more diverse than ever before and will feature everything from “artsy” ballads to “very hard guitars.” 

All seven finalists recorded live-on-tape performances of their songs. Producers said this will give voters “much more realistic material for your decision-making than ever before.” 

Producers added: “We are INCREDIBLY proud of the live performances, they were fantastic and we have done a big step forward than previous years for the whole ESCZ, mainly thanks to the fantastic two new members of the creative team.” 

Czech Republic at Eurovision 2022: ESCZ

Czech Republic’s act for Eurovision 2022 will be determined through a mix of public votes and jury votes. All voting is free and votes can be cast using the Eurovision app or via the ESCZ website.

An international jury of music industry professionals will contribute 50% of the overall result. Meanwhile, votes from international fans contribute 25%, with the final 25% coming from Czech fans. 

Voting opens on December 7 and closes on December 15. The winner of CESZ will be announced on December 16.

Are you excited for ESCZ 2022? Who are you hoping to see compete? Let us know in the comments below.

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Nikos
Nikos
7 months ago

The Czech selection of 2020 was soooo good, and actually Kemama was maybe my least favorite (We all Poop were robbed!!!). I really enjoyed their music videos that year too

Polegend Godgarina
7 months ago

czech people’s vote only counting for 25% when choosing the czech representative… yikes

Tess
Tess
7 months ago

We had bigger role in the voting last year and look how it ended

Totorino
Totorino
7 months ago

I wonder if we’ll see Pam and her bleeding rabbits again…

Sabrina
Sabrina
7 months ago

I remember that many of us here suggested ESCZ should have live on tape performances to help us judge the entries and I’m glad that they took this step. Based on the great selection of songs they brought in 2020, I’m confident we’ll have a good one again this time.

Whisker
Whisker
7 months ago

Maybe there are duos or groups too? But I’m not sashaying into maths. LOL!

Kristian
Kristian
7 months ago
Reply to  Whisker

Ratios don’t work like that
You can’t divide 9 into a ratio a 4.5/2.5

There are two possibilities :
1)Either there are a total of 14 individuals making up the 7 acts with 9 girls and 5 guys
Or

2) There are 4 all female acts and 2 all male acts and one act is a male-female duo/non-binary performer

Last edited 7 months ago by Kristian
HayashiM
HayashiM
7 months ago
Reply to  Kristian

I think the phrase structure is very tricky here and possibly not translated that well in the english version on instagram. The original post in Czech on fb says “the acts, where ladies dominate, prevail in the 4.5:2.5 ratio”. Which could hint at one nonbinary person, but I find it more likely to be 4 woman-led acts, 2 man-led, and one duet.

Last edited 7 months ago by HayashiM
BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
7 months ago

I can’t wait to hear and vote for the czech songs. I hope they got something good in there that can qualify to the final.

Eurovision fan
Eurovision fan
7 months ago

Barbora Mochowa pls

PS: I’ve just seen she wrote somewhere in the comments on IG that she didn’t send any songs to national final this year, but anyway I hope to see her in Eurovision one day 🙂

Last edited 7 months ago by Eurovision fan
Alonso
Alonso
7 months ago

Mikolas Josef!!!!! Go go miko!

Ukraine stan
Ukraine stan
7 months ago

The halves seem to pretty obviously hint at a gender-nonconforming artist, if it was a group or pair i don’t think they’d ask what we think it means

Tess
Tess
7 months ago
Reply to  Ukraine stan

I also thought so, but I cant think of any czech nonbinary/gender-nonconforming artist

Tommy
Tommy
7 months ago
Reply to  Tess

100% Miss Petty. She sent song this year. So probably her. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fikjoufQbS0

Slabsson54
Slabsson54
7 months ago
Reply to  Tommy

I certainly hope it is a female/male duo 0.5+0.5. Being drag is fine, but I am not sure if this kind of musical performance would add to the credibility of ESC in Czechia, a credibility that leaves a lot to be desired…so please, rather not.

Tess
Tess
7 months ago
Reply to  Tommy

Well, thats disappointing.
To snad nevyhraje

Whisker
Whisker
7 months ago
Reply to  Ukraine stan

I hope they don’t because it sounds kinda very offensive and wrong.

Teeks
Teeks
7 months ago
Reply to  Whisker

Agreed, you can’t call a non-binary person half man half woman, that’s not how it works lol

Tess
Tess
7 months ago

My biggest wish is a duet – Jordan Haj & Emma Smetana. But I would also love to see Mikolas, Annabelle, Barbora Mochowa, Aiko (artsy ballad?), John Wolfhooker (hard guitars?), Pam Rabbit, Melis…
Can’t wait!!!