Czechia: Aiko wins ESCZ 2024 – To Eurovision with "Pedestal"

Aiko will represent Czechia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2024 with "Pedestal" after winning ESCZ 2024

Czech broadcaster ČT has just revealed the result of ESCZ 2024. ESCZ 2024 is the Czech selection show for the Eurovision Song Contest 2024, and took place on 4 December 2023 where seven artists performed their songs.

After the show on 4 December, the online voting opened. Voting was open until 11 December, where both international and Czech fans could vote online for their favorite song.

The winner of ESCZ 2024, Aiko, was determined by 70% international voting and 30% Czech voting, and will represent Czechia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2024 with the song "Pedestal."

Czechia 2024: Aiko – "Pedestal"

"Pedestal" was written by Aiko herself along with Steven Ansell.

ESCZ 2024


Alena Shirmanová – or just Aiko – was born in Russia, raised in Czechia, and currently lives in the United Kingdom.

Her music is a unique blend of cultures and influences, and in her music she often explores subjects such as solitude, love, and understanding of self.

She released her first EP, "Aiko," in 2018, and in 2020 she released her debut album "Expiration date."

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Czechia has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 11 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.

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In 2016, Czechia 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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