Following last week’s ESCZ 2023 and a week of voting from across the world, we have a winner! Vesna will represent the Czech Republic at Eurovision 2023 with “My Sister’s Crown”.
The full results of ESCZ are:
|Running Order||Artist||Song||Czech Televote||International Televote||Result|
|4||Vesna||“My Sister’s Crown“||3501||7083||1st|
|5||RODAN||“Introvert Party Club“||501||1995||3rd|
The results of ESCZ were revealed in a livestream on the Eurovision YouTube channel.
This year, ESCZ took place as a live show for the first time. The show was hosted by actor and singer Adam Mišík. He was accompanied by Rob Lilley and James Rowe, hosts of the EuroTrip podcast, who hosted the Green Room for the contest. We Are Domi, last year’s Czech representatives, also appeared as guests.
The winning act was decided by a public vote. The vote was weighted by location, with the international audience vote counting for 70% of the result, and the Czech vote counting for 30%. Votes were cast through the official Eurovision app, with the support of the official Eurovision partner DIGAME.
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 Having withdrawn in 2009 due to poor results, Czechia returned to the Contest in 2015.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: ČT
Photo Credit: Milan Vopálenský