There are still a solid two weeks left in 2021, and Albania’s Festivali i Këngës won’t start for another ten days. However, despite being so early in the season, we already know two of the entries which will perform at Eurovision 2022 in May. They are Bulgaria’s Intelligent Music Project with “Intention” and the Czech Republic’s We Are Domi with “Lights Off”. This means that we can start choosing favourites. Which act do you like best?
You can listen to both tracks and watch our video reactions below. Then vote in our poll. Choose wisely, you can only vote ONE time. Voting ends on Wednesday 28 December — just ahead of Albania’s national final on 29 December. We will then relaunch the poll to include Anxhela Peristeri’s successor.
Eurovision 2022 entries as of 17 December
Bulgaria: Intelligent Music Project “Intention”
Bulgaira revealed that it had internally selected the rock group Intelligent Music Project on 25 November, with their entry “Intention” arriving early December. The “international rock collaboration” was founded by the Bulgarian businessman, philanthropist and arts patron Dr Milen Vrabevski. For Eurovision 2022, the group will feature a series of well-known stars — most notably Ronnie Romero of heavy metal group Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow. Eurofans will most definitely know Intelligent Music Project’s drummer Stoyan Yankoulov. He famously took Bulgaria to fifth place at Eurovision 2007 alongside Elitsa with the song “Voda” (Water).
Czech Republic: We Are Domi “Lights Off”
Domi — billed as We Are Domi for Eurovision — were formed in the UK back in 2018. However, their members hail from the Czech Republic and Norway. Currently based in Prague, they blend Scandi pop with electro beats. They won the revived ESCZ 2022 with “Lights Off”, beating out six other acts. As in previous years, the national final took place entirely online. Despite only placing fourth with the Czech public, Domi topped both the jury and international fan vote.
Who is your favourite Eurovision 2022 act so far?
Which of the pair is your favourite? Could either win the contest in May? Let us know in the comments.