Last year seven acts made the final of Czech Republic’s national final. But this year just three acts will follow in their footsteps. Producers at Czech Television have confirmed that ESCZ 2023 will feature a trio of finalists.
The deadline for submissions is December 8.
Here are the full rules, as supplied by the broadcaster on its official Eurovision Instagram account.
Czech Republic: Three acts will make the ESCZ 2023 final
“The Czech Republic is looking for its representative at the Eurovision Song Contest 2023!”
“From 2 /11/2022 till 8/12/2022 it will be possible to apply for submitting the songs through the form at the official website.”
“The submission can be in form of a demo version, the final master is not necessary at this stage.”
“Submitted compositions may not be published or publicly presented in any form before September 1, 2022. If the submitted composition was published or publicly presented before this date, it will be automatically disqualified.”
“It is allowed to send more songs from one artist.”
“The lead singer, i.e. the main vocalist of the composition, must hold Czech citizenship – in the case of a duet, at least one of the main vocalists must meet this condition.”
“Note: Czech Television reserves the right to cancel the competition in the event that the Czech Republic cannot participate in ESC 2023 for any reason.”
“Three finalists will be selected for the national selection and will perform their songs live. The winner of the national selection will be decided by Czech and foreign fans (using voting in the official ESC application) and an expert jury. More information will be released over the next few days.”
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