The first national final of the 2022 Eurovision season has wrapped up and we have our first winner. We Are Domi has won ESCZ 2022 and will represent the Czech Republic at Eurovision 2022 with their song “Lights Off”.
The Winner and Results of ESCZ 2022
ESCZ revealed the results of the national final in a livestream at 8:30 CET. We Are Domi won the contest with 21 points, followed by Elis Mraz with 17 points.
The winner was decided by a combination of a Czech public vote (25%), an international public vote (25%), and a panel of international jurors (50%).
The full results are as follows:
|1. We Are Domi – “Lights Off”||21|
|2. Elis Mraz – “Imma Be”||17|
|3. Guidi – “Jezinky”||15|
|4. Emma Smetana x Jordan Haj – “By Now”||12|
|5. Skywalker – “Way Down”||12|
|6. Annabelle – “Running Out of Freakin’ Time”||11|
|7. The Valentines – “Stay or Go”||6|
You can watch our exclusive interview with We Are Domi below.
You can also watch the rest of our ESCZ 2022 interviews on the official THAT Eurovision Site YouTube channel.
Czech Republic in the Eurovision Song Contest
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 three consecutive non-qualifications, 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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News Source: EBU/ CT
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