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Czechia has been dazzling us with its musical talents in the Eurovision Song Contest, especially in recent years. From powerful ballads to energetic pop anthems, the Czech Republic has shown it knows how to put on a spectacular show.

In this article, we’ll take a thrilling dive into the last five entries that have represented Czechia on the grand Eurovision stage.

Get ready to relive the magic, the drama, and the unforgettable performances that have made Czechia a fan favorite. Let’s strike a chord and see how these entries stack up!

5 – Benny Cristo – “Omaga” (Czechia 2021)

Of all the artists returning for Eurovision 2021 following the cancellation of the 2020 contest, Benny Cristo was one of the ones I was most excited to see get their moment. His vibrant personality and musical talent made him a standout, and I couldn’t wait to see what he would bring to the stage.

If we’re taking it strictly on a song level, I actually prefer “Omaga” to Benny’s 2020 entry, “Kemama.” It’s bouncy, fun, and impossible not to sing along with. “Omaga” has that infectious energy that just makes you want to get up and dance.

Unfortunately, despite the anticipation, this entry would end up disappointing a lot of fans.

The competition in Eurovision 2021 was incredibly high, which made it even more puzzling why the performance of “Omaga” felt so low-energy and phoned-in.

While “Omaga” is still firmly in my personal playlist, I have to admit that the live performance in the semi-final was possibly one of the biggest disappointments in the whole 2021 contest.

But not to dwell on the negative…

Despite the letdown, Benny Cristo’s charm and the catchy nature of “Omaga” keep it a memorable entry for me despite the underwhelming performance in Rotterdam.

4 – Aiko – “Pedestal” (Czechia 2024)

I’ll be the first to admit that I was less than happy with the ESCZ results and stayed very critical of “Pedestal” leading up to ESC 2024 in Malmö.

Let’s be honest: the performance of “Pedestal” at the Czech national final was rough to watch. It seemed like Aiko had a long way to go to win over the Eurovision fans.

But we should absolutely give credit where it’s due!

Between ESCZ and the second semi-final of ESC 2024, Aiko made major improvements and brought a high-energy performance that had everyone jumping and singing along. Her dedication and hard work paid off, transforming “Pedestal” into a pop-punk crowd-pleaser that lit up the stage.

In the end, Aiko narrowly missed qualifying for the Grand Final.

However, “Pedestal” still gave us a wonderful high point and a fantastic surprise, proving that Aiko was willing and able to rise to the challenge despite the rocky start at ESCZ! Her journey is a testament to perseverance and the magic of Eurovision.

Recommended: Full Review of Aiko – “Pedestal” (Czechia 2024)

3 – Benny Cristo – “Kemama” (Czechia 2020)

Stepping onto the Eurovision scene in 2020, Benny Cristo brought an infectious energy with his track “Kemama.”

Benny is a wonderfully charming performer, and it’s hard not to get swept up in the groove that “Kemama” brings to the stage. His charisma and vibrant performance style make this song a standout.

It’s a bit of a mystery why “Kemama” often finds itself near the bottom of many Eurovision fans’ 2020 rankings. Four years later, and I still can’t get enough of it!

My two cents: the song’s catchy beats and Benny’s dynamic stage presence deserve more love and recognition.

If Benny Cristo’s performance at Vidbir 2020 is anything to go by, it’s saddening to imagine what we missed due to the cancellation of the 2020 contest. This is an entry that I was particularly excited to see on the Eurovision stage!

Benny’s live performances are electrifying, and “Kemama” would have undoubtedly been a highlight of Eurovision 2020. Alas, we will never know for sure how it would have been performed.

2 – Vesna – “My Sister’s Crown” (Czechia 2023)

Czechia seems to always be underrated in the Eurovision fandom, and 2023 was no exception… initially.

With catchy beats, a simply fantastic and visually striking music video, and a message of unity and empowerment, “My Sister’s Crown” quickly proved itself to be a standout entry.

Vesna brought something truly special to the table that resonated with many across Europe and beyond.

While the matching pink jumpsuits and long braids that Vesna wore at the contest initially made me scratch my head (I was really hoping for visuals similar to the simply epic music video), it still worked very well for the song.

The unique styling added a memorable visual element that complemented their performance.

Landing a top 10 finish, Vesna achieved Czechia’s second-best result ever in the Eurovision Song Contest behind Mikolas Josef’s 6th place finish in 2018 with “Lie To Me.”

The group put in an incredible amount of work to bring the right levels of drama, energy, and attitude into their performance of “My Sister’s Crown,” and it was thrilling to see it all pay off!

Vesna’s success was a testament to their talent and dedication, making 2023 a year to remember for Czechia at Eurovision.

Recommended: Full Review of Vesna – “My Sister’s Crown” (Czechia 2023)

1 – We Are Domi – “Lights Off” (Czechia 2022)

Despite the title of “Lights Off,” We Are Domi managed to deliver the most impressive light show at Eurovision 2022.

With infectious beats, sleek visual effects, and an abundance of strobe lights, their performance was a truly unforgettable 3 minutes! The dazzling display they created perfectly matched the song’s energetic pulse, making it a standout moment of the contest in Turin.

This is the kind of song that just commands you to move, and We Are Domi knew exactly how to bring the energy.

While it might not have gotten the love that many of us expected in the voting, “Lights Off” still gave us the high-energy dance banger we needed! Their performance was electric, and it was impossible not to get caught up in the excitement.

I’m not saying that “Lights Off” is impossible to dethrone as my personal all-time favorite Czech entry in Eurovision, but it’s hard to imagine what it would take to do that.

Even years later, this song has me in a chokehold, and I don’t see it ever letting go!

We Are Domi delivered a performance that continues to resonate, proving that sometimes the best entries are the ones that keep us dancing long after the contest ends.

Recommended: Full Review of We Are Domi – “Lights Off” (Czechia 2022)

Final Thoughts – Ranking the Last 5 ESC Entries of Czechia

From captivating performances to unforgettable melodies, Czechia has consistently brought something special to the Eurovision stage.

Each entry has showcased the country’s unique musical flair and creativity, making us dance, sing along, and sometimes even shed a tear.

But now, we want to hear from you! What are your favorite Czech Eurovision entries, and how would you rank them? Share your thoughts and rankings in the comments below.

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