Submissions open for ESCZ as Czech Republic begins search for their Eurovision 2023 representative

November 5, 2022

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Submissions have opened to find the Czech Republic's Eurovision 2023 representative.

Submissions for ESCZ, the Czech Republic’s national final for Eurovision, opened on November 2nd, and will close on December 8th.

For all song submissions, a final version is not neccesary; demo versions can be submitted, and artists can send more than one song. You can apply to the submissions stage here.

All submissions must be three minutes or less, in accordance with EBU rules, and cannot have been released or performed prior to September 1st, 2022.

The lead singer of the submissions must hold Czech citizenship. If duos or groups are submitting an entry, at least one memeber must hold Czech citizenship.

From all of the submissions, three finalists will be selected to perform in the ESCZ final, with each act performing their song live. The winner will be decided by a mix of Czech and foreign fan votes via the official Eurovision app and jury vote.

Since 2018, the Czech Republic has used ESCZ, and other national finals of a similar format, to chose their Eurovision representatives, with varying success.

Their most successful Eurovision result came in 2018, when Mikolas Josef finished in 6th place with 281 points. Their most recent Eurovision participation in 2022 saw We Are Domi finish in 22nd place with their entry “Lights Off.”

Are you excited for ESCZ 2023? Which Czech artists would you like to see participating? Let us know in the comments below!

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