Angus sits down with Jay, the singer of the band Skywalker. They’re competing in ESCZ 2022 for a spot on the Eurovision stage with the song “Way Down,” a hard hitting post-hardcore track about loneliness and depending, sometimes too much, on others. We talk about the creative process behind the song, the enormous international response to ESCZ, and rock music at the Eurovision Song Contest!
You can vote for Skywalker and “Way Down” 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.
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