We had the incredible opportunity to sit down with Annabelle, who is one of the artists competing in ESCZ to represent the Czech Republic at Eurovision 2022. Speaking to Helen, she spoke about the inspiration for her song “Running Out of Freaking Time” – and what else she wants to bring to her stage performance.
You can watch our interview with Annabelle below:
Annabelle also talked about her honest approach to writing her song. Additionally, she shared her favorite Eurovision performances and what it would mean for her to win for the Czech Republic.
You can vote for Annabelle and “Running Out of Freaking Time” to go to the Eurovision Song Contest over on escz2022.com. Voting closes on December 15, with the winner announced the following day. The winner of ESCZ will be decided through a 50/50 jury and public vote, with the public vote being evenly split between Czech and International votes.
Czech Republic’s Eurovision Journey
The Czech Republic first appeared on the Eurovision stage in 2007. Their entry, Kabát with the song “Malá Dáma,” finished 28th in the semi-final. After not qualifying three years in a row, the Czech Republic withdrew from the contest until 2015. They first appeared in a Eurovision final in 2016, with “I Stand” being sang by Gabriel Gunčíková. Their best result to date was in 2018, with Mikolas Josef’s performance of “Lie to Me” scoring 281 points and finishing 6th. The Czech Republic’s most recent entry was “Omaga” by Benny Cristo, who finished 15th in his semi-final with 23 points.
What do you think of Annabelle’s song? Do you think that she has what it takes to win Eurovision? Let us know in the comments or on social media. Be sure to follow THAT Eurovision site on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
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