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Czechia: Vesna to Eurovision 2023 with "My Sister's Crown"

The band Vesna has officially been awarded the honor of representing the Czech Republic at Eurovision this year after winning ESCZ 2023

For the first time in 15 years, the Czech Republic hosted a live broadcast of the songs competing in ESCZ 2023, their selection process for Eurovision. However, instead of crowning a winner during the show, fans were given until 6 February to vote through the official Eurovision app. Voting consisted of 100% televote - 70% International and 30% Czech citizens.

With that, the band Vesna was selected the winner of ESCZ 2023 by the public and will get to perform their song, My Sister's Crown, in Liverpool this May.

Czech Republic 2023: Vesna – "My Sister's Crown"

My Sister's Crown was written by Patricie Kaňok Fuxová, Tanita Yankova, and Kateryna Vatchenko.

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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.

– So 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.

The Czech Republic in Eurovision

The Czech Republic has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 10 times. After three years of very poor results (2007, 2008, 2009), they decided to withdraw from the competition for five years, with only 10 points in their Eurovision account. But their hope for Eurovision never died, so they returned to the contest again in 2015, as well as the following years.

In 2016, the Czech Republic qualified for the Grand Final for the first time. Their best result was in 2018, when Mikolas Josef secured a 6th place finish with the song Lie To Me.

About the author: Justina Helgeson (United States of America)

authorJustina is a correspondent from the United States. She is a more recent fan as she first started following Eurovision in 2021. Since then, she has followed every Eurovision related event and developed a passion for the contest as a whole. If you were to ask them what their favourite all time Eurovision song is, Brividi by Mahmood and Blanco (Italy 2022) will be their answer.

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