Today it was announced that 37 countries will participate in the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest. With that announcement came confirmation that the Czech Republic will participate in the contest in Liverpool.
Czech Republic’s selection news to be revealed soon
Following the announcement that CT will take part in the Eurovision Song Contest 2023, the delegation posted on Instagram that news regarding a selection will be announced soon. Since their return in 2015, they have used both internal selections and national finals. From 2018 and beyond, they have used the National Final Eurovision Song CZ. The exception to this was when they reselected Benny Cristo internally following the cancellation of the 2020 contest.
Czech Republic’s Eurovision Journey
Czechia made their debut in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2007, with Kabát’s “Malá dama”. However, their debut entry finished last in a 28-song semi-final, scoring only 1 point. Afterwards, this kicked off three consecutive non-qualifications, with their best result coming in 2008, finishing in second-last place. Having withdrawn in 2009 due to poor results, Czechia returned to the Contest in 2015. In 2016, Czechia qualified for the first time with Gabriela Gunciková’s “I Stand”.
In 2022, We Are Domi represented Czechia with their song “Lights Off”. Performing in the second semi-final in Turin, the band qualified for the final – and finished in 22nd place in a field of 25 with 38 points.
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News Source: Czech Television
Photo Credit: EBU/Sarah Louise Bennett