Eurovision 2022 Bulgaria Czech Republic

 

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

New entries

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.

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Jo.
Jo.
9 months ago

bulgaria will probably revamp their entry, otherwise they are just embracing a likely nq

Lou
Lou
9 months ago

Czech republic’s song is wayy better!

Luc
Luc
9 months ago

I chose Bulgaria for the lols, but we all knowthe actual answer :/

Last edited 9 months ago by Luc
Im so fab
Im so fab
9 months ago

Off topic, but I like it when we have some entries revealed early. It’s much better than the years we have to wait until late January to have 2 entries to even make a “top”.

Last edited 9 months ago by Im so fab
Jessica Folcker
Jessica Folcker
9 months ago

Here we go. Only about 35 more polls in the near future.

I’ll wait until I actually have a choice. It’s not US Presidential Elections.

Thanos
Thanos
9 months ago

I think that the difference in this poll is disproportionately big. Both songs are solid yet unremarkable. And even if Bulgaria is most likely to miss out, Czech Republic is a borderline qualifier at best.

ESC Stan
ESC Stan
9 months ago

Is anyone else getting “America, [email protected] Yeah”, from Team America, from Bulgaria?

Kosey
Kosey
9 months ago

I don’t think the gap is as large as many are making out. Czechia is a catchy modern dance song, Bulgaria is a catchy classic rock song. Impossible to tell how they will do at the finals without hearing the other songs, but my guess right now is that there will not be a big difference in the final outcome.

Whisker
Whisker
9 months ago

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Last edited 9 months ago by Whisker
Samo
Samo
9 months ago

Do you prefer steak over dog food?

Nils
Nils
9 months ago
Reply to  Samo

I’d say it’s leftovers vs. even older leftovers.

Sabrina
Sabrina
9 months ago

I’m sorry Bulgaria, but that was a very easy decision. Actually, any of the other 6 Czech contestants would lead to the same path.

Héctor
Héctor
9 months ago

This is a no brainer.

Anhel
Anhel
9 months ago

I don’t think either of those are qualifying material. As a Bulgarian the poll results are still kinda disheartening.

Ellie
Ellie
9 months ago

I wouldn’t vote for either at this point for the same reason: they are mediocre examples of genres I otherwise enjoy. But in a weak semi, I’d rather see We Are Domi make the GF.

Agent 007
Agent 007
9 months ago

Spoiler of the results of the next vote

  1. Czechia
  2. Albania
  3. Bulgaria
Azaad
Azaad
9 months ago
Reply to  Agent 007

I don’t know. I think Alban and Ronela (the two realistic winners of FiK this year) have songs that fans will like. Ronela has a ethnic flavoured diva banger that some fans absolutely love.

DonutLover
DonutLover
9 months ago

Yeah what a tough decision to make…

Whisker
Whisker
9 months ago
Reply to  DonutLover

Nobel prizes for everyone!

Ieva
Ieva
9 months ago

Czech Republic is my 1st place and actually might stay there for the whole season

Ukraine stan
Ukraine stan
9 months ago

You can tell Domi won with an NF. Their song is appealing and fun. Intention, on the other hand, is generic and uninspired. That’s pretty bad for a rock song.

Btzbtz
Btzbtz
9 months ago

I think we already knew the answer to this question before czech republic even made their decision lol

Starla
Starla
9 months ago

Lights off is much better than Bulgaria’s entry

Nobody Important
Nobody Important
9 months ago

Even if Czechia picked their worst song, it would still be light years better then Bulgaria.

Sasha
Sasha
9 months ago

i normally like rock music but bulgaria is just not good at all. there’s no breakdown, which makes it lack substance and seem slow. they have an ac/dc vibe in vocals but without a good instrumental the song just doesn’t do anything :/ i hope they revamp it

Lollipopmonster
Lollipopmonster
9 months ago

Czech Republic is a solid 7.5/10 for me – very catchy but my favorite was Anabelle – “Runnin’ Out of F* Time” ….but We Are Domi is good too.

Last edited 9 months ago by Lollipopmonster
Mr X
Mr X
9 months ago

Republica Checa 7/10
Bulgaria 3/10

Nicolas
Nicolas
9 months ago

Albania in 10 days

Last edited 9 months ago by Nicolas
Whisker
Whisker
9 months ago

The pretentiousness of calling yourself “Intelligent Music Project” is hilarious.

Czechia, so far you’re my one and only.

Tomi
Tomi
9 months ago
Reply to  Whisker

Especially when they’re catering to the exact same people that thought that ‘Say Na Na Na’ was a great song! :-DDD

Whisker
Whisker
9 months ago
Reply to  Tomi

The televote for San Marino is not the same as the televote for other countries. But please feel free to pick another example!

Roelof M
Roelof M
9 months ago

The more I’m listening to the Czech entry, the more I’m loving it. I’m already hoping it’ll make it to the final.

Jay
Jay
9 months ago

Bulgaria

Nils
Nils
9 months ago

This should ring the alarm bells in Bulgaria, given that ‘Lights off’ isn’t spectacular either.

Mr X
Mr X
9 months ago
Reply to  Nils

No but a fine and listenable song…

Mr X
Mr X
9 months ago

For me too a clear decision: Czech Republic. It´s a pleasant clubsound and quiet fresh. Good luck !

Brko
Brko
9 months ago

Honestly, it’s a bit early for polls. Choosing between these two songs was not difficult for me. But the song I chose would never be chosen if there were at least 10 songs to choose from. Hope the next country will deliver something I like or prefer more, especially if there will be a new poll with every new song selected.

Aeria
Aeria
9 months ago

93.22% says Czechia so far and I can definitely see why. The difference in quality is like night and day

Nathan
Nathan
9 months ago

Honestly I think the Bulgarian delegation needs to swallow its pride and do something drastic here – either completely revamp the song or create a new entry altogether. It is a competition after all…

impressiveinstants
impressiveinstants
9 months ago
  1. Czech Republic
  2. Bulgaria
Anita
Anita
9 months ago

Wiwibloogs got too much obsessed with polls for my taste.

Ashton
Ashton
9 months ago

4 votes to 84 votes so far, OOFFFFFF

ESCFan2009
ESCFan2009
9 months ago

1. Czech Republic 8/10
2. Bulgaria 5/10

Rasmus Bording Irlind
Rasmus Bording Irlind
9 months ago

pretty rhetorical question at this point

Colin
Colin
9 months ago

The Czech Republic, by a considerable amount. Lights Off feels like a song which will likely finish somewhere in my teens, while Intention already feels like a bottom 10 material for the sheer lack of impact. It’s not aggressively bad, but it’s quite unremarkable.

Erasmus
Erasmus
9 months ago
  1. Czech Republic – 8/10 – very solid track. it’s not groundbreaking but it’s still a very respectable entry that will qualify with ease in my eyes.
  2. Bulgaria 3/10 – and this is an entry that will clearly NQ. It’s just bland, dated rock. Hope Bulgaria goes back to their old delegation that didn’t care about money.
sesil
sesil
9 months ago

Ima vote

Alo
Alo
9 months ago

2 not so competitive songs. I guess Czech republic is better but people will forget about it easily.

Nathan
Nathan
9 months ago

Do you really have to ask? Czechia, hands down.

mark
mark
9 months ago

i dont really think there is any competition here?