Today it was announced that the Czech Republic from now on has the name “Czechia”, and because of this the country will compete as Czechia in the Eurovision Song Contest of 2023 in Liverpool, United Kingdom.
Czech Republic is now “Czechia”
From now on the Czech Republic will compete in the Eurovision Song Contest as “Czechia”, this was announced by the Czech Head of International Press, Ahmad Halloun, today on his social media.
This change can now be seen on the official video of this year’s Czech contestants, Vesna, and also on the official Eurovision website of the EBU.
Watch and listen to Czechia’s 2023 entry “My Sister’s Crown”.
History of the name “Czechia”
Back in 2016 the name “Czech Republic” was revised as being the English-language name of the country; it did took some years for the revised name to be considered and applied. In 2022 the revised name of the Czech Republic was adopted by the United Nations, UEFA, and the International Olympic Committee.
The trio We Are Domi was back in 2022 the last outing of Czechia in the Eurovision Song Contest as the Czech Republic.
In the Eurovision Song Contest of 2022 the Czech Republic was represented by the trio We Are Domi; they came in 4th in Semi-final 2, and eventually became 22nd (of 25) in the Grand Final.