All will be revealed at 20:30 CET tonight, Thursday 16 December, when both the ESCZ and Eurovision YouTube channels will premier the winning song in the Czech Republic’s national final. Until then, let’s find out who your favourites are in ESCZ 2022.
Shortly after the seven entries were first revealed, we asked you the all important question — Who should win ESCZ 2022? You voted en masse, and after counting a total of 3,474 votes we can reveal that Giudi’s “Jezinky” is your top pick.
Giudi is your favourite to win ESCZ 2022 with”Jezinky”
The ethereal songstress hoovered up a huge chunk of the vote. Her tally of 1,128 ballots meant she was just shy of taking on third of all the votes cast. Our Renske is a fan. Here’s what she wrote in her Wiwi Jury review:
““This is something else. At times, it is more a performance or an experience rather than a song. However, these types of entries have recently fared well at the contest, showing out-of-the-box thinking and progressivism. Although perhaps less accessible to the commercial market, it is possibly the most futuristic entry in the Czech national final combining the current popular spoken word art with Czech folklore. If a song as complicated as “SHUM” can deliver at Eurovision, then “Jezinky” definitely stands a good chance too”.
In second place we have We Are Domi with “Lights Off”. They’re a long way behind Giudi, although their 796 votes are not to be sniffed at — they stil amassed 22.91%, just under a quarter, of all votes cast. Here’s our Natalie’s verdict:
“ The only word I can use for this is magical. Sure the lyrics could probably be crisper. Sure the vocals seem a bit messy sometimes. But, the production is flawless. Maybe I’m just a sucker for this kind of music, but I never get tired of replaying this song. It feels dramatic and ethereal from start to finish, and it matches its message completely. I wish they pushed it further, added in some more effects to keep it moving, but this is golden Europop stuff, and I would love to see this representing the Czech Republic. Damn, this country can produce.
ANNABELLE takes bronze with “Runnin’ Out Of Freakin’ Time”. She managed 510 votes here, but proved to be number one with the Wiwi Jury. Lucy wrote: “Bringing pop-punk to the contest is Annabelle, really honing in on that Olivia Rodrigo popularity. One could be concerned it comes across as too obvious a choice, but Annabelle has her own individuality putting across a message of anxiety about success at her age, to an anthemic melody. To me, this is pop perfection. Fabulous work, Annabelle.”
Poll results: Who should win ESCZ 2022
- Giudi – “Jezinky” 1,128 votes 32.47%
- Domi – “Lights Off” 796 votes 22.91%
- ANNABELLE – “Runnin’ Out of Freakin’ Time” 510 votes 14.68%
- Jordan Haj x Emma Smetana – “By Now” 373 votes 10.74%
- Elis Mraz – “Imma Be” 351 votes 10.10%
- The Valentines – “Stay or Go” 207 votes 5.96%
- Skywalker – “Way Down” 109 votes 3.14%
3,474 total votes
Do you agree with the results? Will they reflect reality? Let us know in the comments.