Three countries are in action today with the Czech Republic kicking off their selection, Latvia closing song submissions and EMA Freš continuing.
Czech Republic – ESCZ 2022 – Voting Commences – 0:00 CET
Voting has now commenced for the Czech selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2022, ESCZ 2022.
The seven act competing in ESCZ 2022 were revealed yesterday at a press conference in Prague, they are:
- Domi – “Lights Off”
- GIUDI – “Jezinky” (Witch-maidens)
- Anabelle – “Runnin’ Out of F* Time”
- Elis Mraz – “Imma Be”
- The Valentines – “Stay or Go”
- Jordan Haj & Emma Smetana – “By Now”
- Skywalker – “Way Down”
This year’s Czech selection has seen each of the seven acts record a live performance. This is a change in format from music videos which had been used since the format was created.
Online voting opens today and will remain open until December 15. As before, people will be able to vote via the official Eurovision app but, new for this year, there will also be a specific website to host the voting. The winner will be determined by 50% international jury, 25% international public vote, and 25% Czech public voting. The result will be declared on December 16.
Slovenia – EMA Fres – Duel Six – 8:00 CET
The sixth duel in EMA Freš 2022 takes place today. Ain’t Harmony will be competing against Jaka Hliš for a place in the weekly heat on Saturday. The winner of today’s heat will progress to the weekly heat. Voters will be able to vote for two winners in the new round, also via an online poll, and one will be selected by an expert commission.
The two entries in today’s duel are:
- Ain’t Harmony – “Hočem da” (I want to)
- Jaka Hliš – “Svoje sreče krojač” (Your lucky tailor)
Voting commences at 8:00 CET here.
Latvia – Supernova – Song Submissions Close
Today is the last day for songs to be submitted into the Latvian selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2022.
Having first opened the song submissions window two months ago, today is the last day for songs to be submitted into Supernova. Singers and songwriters aged 16 and over can compete in Supernova, with foreign songwriters also able to compete if they contribute one-third or less of the song.
After all, submissions have been received a jury formed of representatives of the main radio stations in Latvia will assess the songs, they will only be informed of the song title, not the singer. Between 16 and 24 singers will be selected by the jury to part in the competition.
Supernova is likely to return to at least three shows in length, with two semi-finals and a Grand Final. The exact format of the show will be announced in January. The final of Supernova is set to be held in February.