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Czechia: Aussievision's ESCZ 2024 rankings


Czechia is once again turning to its national final format ESCZ to select its act for Eurovision 2024 - and for the second year running, they have produced a full live show displaying a wealth of Czech talent!


The results will be determined by a mix of 70% international online vote and 30% Czech online vote, thus putting a great deal of weight on what international fans think of these performances.


Ahead of the announcement of results, the Aussievision team has been busy listening to and ranking the seven competing songs.


Here are our results and comments, as voted by 18 members of the Aussievision team:


7. Gianna Lei - 'Starlet' (40 points)

Highs: 8 points from Fleur




6. Tomas Roin - 'Out Of My Mind' (102 points)

Highs: 12 points from Tim, 10 from Kyriakos, Josh, Fleur and Dale

Lows: 1 point from Mark, Emma, 2 points from Craig, Laura, Sam and Colleen



"There is a lot of grit in the chorus which I really enjoy. Even during the live performance this came out and wasn’t vocally terrible. It’s upbeat and quite memorable which is certainly commendable. It probably does need to be scrubbed up on stage if it does got to Malmo but Czech Republic have got something to work with here to get a good result" ~ Tim


"One of the catchier songs out of the line up. I don't mind this at all." ~ Kyriakos


"This would be my number one if not for the weird vocals in the verses... I’m sorry Tomas but what is happening in the verses?? I keep waiting for that meme of Katy Perry to tell you ‘to enunciate the words’. It felt like in all the verses he was not moving his mouth. Honestly it’s a great song but why do the vocals in the verse sound so restricted vs the chorus which is great? I think this has potential but can he score higher than the basic ‘hot guys’ of Cyprus, Latvia, Estonia and Australia of the last 5 years and make it higher than 18th place? Probs not…" ~ Josh


"This is a pleasant radio friendly song. It's fine. It is probably the most catchy of the seven songs. So it has that going for it." ~ Fleur


"Tomas does a great job of this performance and the song is probably the best overall package of the lot. There's something not quite landing for me to put it up for 12 points though." ~ Dale



=4. Tom Sean - 'Dopamine Overdose' (113 points)

Highs: 12 points from Cooper, 10 from Mark and Emma

Lows: 1 point from Tim, 2 points from Liv



"This song is sweet like Teriyaki. This clubby dance banger is right up my alley and I'm obsessed with it. The production is smooth, the vocoder support in the chorus works well and the slick instrumentals make this a clear personal favourite. Tom worked the ESCZ stage and would be amazing on the Eurovision stage." ~ Cooper


"Undeniably an excellent pop song, but one that’s sorely missing the third act required for a televised song competition." ~ Mark


"We have the first dance banger of the Eurovision season and I am here for it! This is going to go off in the Euroclubs this summer but may be hard to reproduce live. I'm not sure about sweat being sweet like teriyaki but I'm going to continue to listen to this throughout the season regardless!" ~ Emma



=4. Aiko - 'Pedastal' (113 points)

Highs: 12 points from Mark, Hayley and Colleen, 10 from Craig and Tim

Lows: 1 point from Kyriakos, Fleur and Hugo, 2 points from Cooper



"I know a lot of people will accuse this of being noise, and to them I say I love noise!! Whether this song is trying to display angst through art and vocals or whether this is only a matter of bad acoustics, I'm all for it!!" ~ Colleen


"What we have here is a cracking song, and a bit of a Jaguar Jones vibe. The studio track is full of bass and is fizzy and buzzy and full of attitude - it's so good! However... boy does that live performance need a big big shake up if this goes to Malmo. I have not lost hope on this great song - messy execution but its a great track with a charismatic singer!" ~ Hayley


"The pop-punk sound might evoke 00s nostalgia but the message of the song feels zeitgeist-y - “Put myself on a pedestal” is the hook audiences will remember, thanks to the conviction with which Aiko delivers the self-love declaration." ~ Mark


"I think this is the best and most memorable studio track in this line-up - it does the naughties nostalgia thing in a way that I find appealing rather than off-putting, which is no mean feat. Unfortunately, the live vocal in the NF was dreadful, which might have ended Aiko's chances for this year - but stranger things have happened!" ~ Craig


"There’s a lot of energy here which is good. It’s memorable and certainly leaves an impression with me. I think this has the potential to do really well at Eurovision if the staging gets built up more but it does the job for ESCZ. It may just need to have the enunciation worked on a tad more" ~ Tim



3. Lenny - 'Good Enough' (119 points)

Highs: 12 points from Sam and Hugo, 10 from Steven, Liv and Kiel

Lows: 1 point from John Christian, 2 points from Mark, Josh, Fleur and Dale



"For me, this is the most polished and “professional” entry of the seven. It strikes a more serious tone and, although it falls into what I would call the “worthy but dull” category, I could see this attracting jurors’ attention (with an all-televote semi-final perhaps proving an obstacle)." ~ Steven


"Perhaps the most subtle song of this line up but also one of the most unique. I adore the raspy vocal timbre of LENNY. The melody throughout the chorus is absolutely addictive. An excellent tune that has a real nostalgic 2000s feel." ~ Sam


"I love Lenny's raspy vocals, the song is great, and there's some real bones for a subtle Eurovision performance. Gives me Sudden Lights (Latvia 2023) vibes, which was presented really well on stage." ~ Hugo


"Lenny has the most compelling vocals of the bunch and exudes presence, experience and confidence on stage. If the song was a bit more compelling I would have said she was the clear choice from the National Final. Unfortunately "Good Enough" takes a while to find it's stride and can become quite repetitive." ~ Liv


"Hello incoming jury favourite! Stick with this beyond the one minute mark and you'll be aptly rewarded, especially when the band kicks in for that second chorus. A beautifully constructed track, and my dark horse to win behind Mydy." ~ Kiel



2. Elly - 'The Angel's Share' (122 points)

Highs: 12 points from John Christian, Josh and Fleur, 10 from Laura, Haley and Hugo

Lows: 2 points from Steven, Emma and Tim



"This is what would give the Czech Republic another Top 10 or maybe better, a Top 5. It is really a banger, similar to Clodie's "Devil in Disguise"." ~ John Christian


"This is the best song of the bunch. If she can pull off some decent vocals, I can see an amazing moment in Eurovision. Stunning song with a great progression. I’m honoured to be able to push her to the Eurovision stage ❤️" ~ Josh


"Honestly I don't see a winner in this year's selection. I just like this one the most. I like the build up. I like the EDM elements and her voice is okay." ~ Fleur


"‘The Angel’s Share’ is a very strong composition that I can see being epic on a larger stage with a bigger budget thrown at it. While Elly’s live vocal performance may need a bit of fine-tuning before May, there’s a lot of potential here." ~ Laura


"This is also a great studio track but the live... although it was not too bad, it left me a little flat. I have been listening to these songs on repeat now and this is really good quality with dreamy sections mixing with EDM elements. " ~ Hayley


"Haunting studio track, an earworm at its finest! In the right conditions in a live setting, I can see this really working. Vocals were weak in the live NF performance, but if it gets the ticket, it can be polished up well." ~ Hugo



1. MYDY - 'Red Flag Parade (165 points)

Highs: 12 points from Craig, Kyriakos, Laura, Steven, Emma, Liv, Kiel and Dale, 10 from Cooper, John Christian, Sam and Colleen

Lows: 1 point from Josh, 2 points from Hayley



"I don't quite know what I think of this, but it was memorable and well-performed on the night, which gives it an edge on certain other performers in this national final. Love the costumes, the chorus is catchy and the lead singer has a lot of charisma. There's something here to work with!" ~ Craig


"The performance was the most interesting and intriguing from the line up. Questionable lyrics but the chorus is rather catchy. My favourite out of the lot and I can picture it on the Eurovision with some insane staging to make it impactful!" ~ Kyriakos


"BEEP BEEP, GET IN, WE’RE GOING TO MALMÖ! ‘Red Flag Parade’ is so catchy, I can’t get it out of my head! MYDY have a strong creative vision and I love that they’ve come to ESCZ with a concept that translates well on a small stage and can easily be scaled up to a larger one. The group has confidence, connects with the audience well down the camera, and the song is impactful from the first listen. It’s the full package - a fantastic performance that I would love to see at Eurovision!" ~ Laura


"The opening to this cleverly-titled entry, coupled with the marching band theme (costumes and instrumentation), immediately demands attention, offering an “electro-pop” audio and “glam-tronic” visuals. I didn’t love the vocalist’s live performance, but the upbeat number would likely be a crowd-pleaser in Malmö and could attract public vote love."~ Steven


"I'm getting Blondie vibes from this electro pop 80's sounding track. The vocals are great, there's a catchy melody and loads of staging potential here. Would benefit from a revamp if selected but there's a lot to work with." ~ Emma


"BUT BABY SHE'S A BEEP BEEP BEEEEEEP! Mydy had the closest to a solid concept for their live performance and stood out immediately. Instantly catchy and memorable. They said in their pre-interview that they're an electropop, "glamtronic", electro-dance-rock group which sounds like a fitting mix for Eurovision. I think this is Czechia's best chance of making it out of a Semi Final." ~ Liv


"Wow, Chechia has definitely stepped up its offerings this year with a quality field. And this is the pick of the pack - this slickly produced banger from this edgy group is certain to earn votes and fans in Malmô, notably for its killer chorus and that line of 'They say she's a witch, but baby she's a bitch'. Boxes ticked all round and a definite contender if they are picked." ~ Kiel


"This has the x factor for a live Eurovision performance. The band and its lead singer are visually striking and know how to own the stage and the camera. It has some wonderful hooks and that chorus is catchy AF. It is a little clunky in places but that can easily be ironed out. The stand-out performance from the liver national final."

~ Dale


So there we have it! A comprehensive favourite among the Aussievision team, with 12 out of the 18 voters putting Mydy in either first or second place! Though we are but a small subset of international fandom, it will be interesting to see if our votes align with the international public vote!


The results and Czech Eurovision 2024 entrant will be announced this Tuesday, 12 December (European time). Stay tuned for the big reveal!


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