Today the first rehearsals for Eurovision 2023 continue in Liverpool. Countries rehearsing on Day 2 include Israel, Azerbaijan, Czechia, The Netherlands, Finland, Denmark, Armenia, Romania, Belgium, and Cyprus. The third to rehearse today is Czechia’s Vesna.
Vesna’s first rehearsal
The third to take to the Eurovision 2023 stage at Liverpool Arena in Liverpool today was Vesna. Vesna will be competing in this year’s competition with their entry “My Sister’s Crown” following their win at Czechia’s national selection ESCZ.
Following Vesna’s first rehearsal a clip of what went on was posted on the official TikTok account of the Eurovision Song Contest. The clip showed Vesna before and after they took to the Eurovision stage for the first time, as well as giving us some insight into how well their first rehearsal went.
What did we learn about Vesna’s staging?
As said in the liveblog, Vesna are wearing matching pink jumpsuits. They have ditched the instruments in order to bring a super-polished dance routine. The whole performance is very cohesive and well put together.
What we thought of Vesna’s first rehearsal
After Vesna’s first rehearsal Janek gave his initial thoughts on the snippet that we saw.
Who are Vesna?
Vesna is a girlband originating from Czechia. The band currently consists of 6 members: Patricie, Bára, Olesya, Markéta, Tereza and Tanita. The members have met in Jaroslav Ježek Conservatory and formed the band there. They released their first album “Pátá bohyně” in 2018 and second album in 2020 called “Anima”. “My sister’s crown” has won the national selection ESCZ 2023. The song was written by the members with collaboration with an ukrainian musician Kateryna Vatchenko.
Czechia’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 Having withdrawn in 2009 due to poor results, Czechia returned to the Contest in 2015.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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