Vesna to Represent the Czech Republic in Eurovision 2023

Last week, fans from all over the world could vote for their favourite song in ESCZ, the Czech national final.

The votes from the international and Czech audiences have been counted, and Vesna has won with “My Sister’s Crown”.

The winning song was through 100% public voting consisting of 70% international and 30% Czech. The artists performed on January 30th in the first live televised national final in 15 years.

Vesna is a band based in Prague, led by singer, composer and lyricist Patricie Fuxová. The permanent members of the band come from the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Russia. Bulgarian rapper Tanita Yankova and Ukrainian musician Kateryna Vatchenko also feature on the song “My Sister’s Crown”.

Their music includes elements of folklore combined with contemporary pop. The group has so far released two albums, and in 2019 they were nominated for an Anděl Award. They’ve also opened for Norwegian singer Aurora.

Their Eurovision song highlights sisterhood and female power, explains Patricia Fuxová: “It was created for Eurovision. With the competition in mind, I didn’t want to write only about personal things, but about something that concerns us all. The inspiration was our band, in which six personalities with different abilities and opinions work together. Because we respect and support each other, it’s amazing to play together”

“The song is about sisterhood, respect, support and cooperation. We believe that these values are key in many of the current issues that are weighing on the world right now. For example, the issue of minorities, forms of violence and the like,” she adds.

This year’s Eurovision Song Contest 2020 begins on Friday, May 5  and ends on Saturday May 13.

Czech Republic in Eurovision

The Czech Republic first debuted at Eurovision in 2007. Back then, they hosted a televised national final. Rockers Kabát won the show and took “Malá Dama” to Helsinki. Sadly, they finished last in the semifinal.

Their 2008 and 2009 entries both ended without any success, causing the Czechs to withdraw.

They surprisingly returned in 2015 and recorded their first final qualification a year later. Their best result came in 2018, when Mikolas Josef finished in sixth place with “Lie To Me”.

Since their return, the Czechs have qualified for the final more times than they failed to do so. We Are Domi also qualified for the final last year with their “Lights Off”.

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