Seven acts are in the running to represent the Czech Republic at Eurovision 2022.
The ESCZ 2022 lineup of song contest hopefuls features a number of wishlist favourites including Elis Mraz, Giudi and ANNABELLE. But only one can win the prestigious ticket to Turin.
The online voting process for the Czech Republic’s Eurovision 2022 national final opened on 7 December, and will remain open until 15 December. The winner will be announced on 16 December. In the meantime, while we wait for the final results, we want to hear from our readers. Who do you think should win ESCZ 2022?
You can watch all the live performances on the Eurovision app — those that are already on YouTube have been embedded below.
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Czech Republic: ESCZ 2022 finalists
Giudi – “Jezinky”
“Jezinky” are mythical creatures from Czech folklore that lure people into the darkest parts of the Bohemian forests. Giudi says that “the creatures represent those deep-rooted fears that must be faced so we can heal our hearts”. Will Giudi fly the Czech flag in Turin?
Elis Mraz – “Imma Be”
ESCZ 2020 alum Elis Mraz, who alongside Čis T finished as runner-up to Benny Cristo, is back in the competition as a solo artist. “Imma Be” is an intense hip-hop dance track. Will she go all the way this time?
Domi – “Lights Off”
Domi — sometimes billed as We Are Domi — were formed in the UK back in 2018. Their members hail from the Czech Republic and Norway. Currently based in Prague, they blend Scandi pop with electro beats. Are they future ESCZ champions?
Skywalker – “Way Down”
Four-piece band Skywalker have ten years’ experience in the music industry. They’ve toured Europe with well known acts like Beartooth, Crystal Lake, Normandie and Counterparts. Could Eurovision be their next accolade?
ANNABELLE – “Runnin’ Out Of Freakin’ Time”
Singer and rapper ANNABELLE hails from the Czech capital Prague. She’s a big name on the Czech music scene, with big hits like “Dadae”, “Black Hole” and “Anxiety”. Is “Runnin’ Out of Freakin’ Time” your favourite?
Jordan Haj x Emma Smetana – “By Now”
Husband and wife duo Jordan and Emma are longtime wishlist favourites here at wiwibloggs. We nominated Emma for our 2018 Wednesday Wishlist and Jordan in 2020. Emma Smetana, a singer, guitarist and pianist, began her career as a TV presenter. Meanwhile, Jordan Haj is well known for his songwriting skills, and released his debut single “The End Of The World” to chart success in Czech Republic. Will Jordan and Emma get your vote?
The Valentines – “Stay or Go”
Bassist and vocalist Honza, guitarist and synth player Ondřej on guitar and synths and drummer Matěj make up The Valentines. This alt-rock band won Radio Wave’s Starter song contest in 2019. Could Eurovision be their next step on the path to stardom?
Poll: Who should win ESCZ 2022 and represent Czech Republic at Eurovision?
Which act is your favourite? As always, you can vote for as many songs as you like, but you can only vote once. This poll will close ahead of the ESCZ winner announcement on December 16.
Which song did you vote for? Who do you think will win? Let us know in the comments below.