Singer Miroslav “Meky” Žbirka (pictured on August 27, 2021).
Prague – The results of the first round of voting by the Czech Music Academy (ČHA) in the Anděl Awards indicate the success of the singer with Moldavian roots Calin and Miroslav Žbirka. From the resulting shortlist of seven performers in each category, nominations will emerge after the second round of voting in mid-February. After that, three nominations will be announced for each category, from which the academics will then select the winners. This year's 32nd edition of the Czech Music Academy Awards will take place on April 15 in the Křižík Pavilion at the Prague Exhibition Center. Actor Kryštof Bartoš will host the evening live on Czech Television. Nikol Klevcovová informed ČTK about this on behalf of the organizer.
Rapper Calin attracted attention with the album Popstar and the single Hannah Montana, for which he could be nominated in the categories Song, Solo Artist, Discovery and in the Rap genre category. Žbirka has a chance to receive nominations for his posthumously released album Posledné veci and the single Nejsi sám in the categories Album, Solo performer, Composition and Slovak album. The names 7krát3, Lazer Viking and the groups Dunaj, Lake Malawi and Vypsaná Fixa appear three times in the lists of pre-nominations.
This year too, the organizers of the Anděl awards stuck to the three-round voting system. 421 academics took part in the first round of voting, the most in the entire history of the Anděl awards. In the genre categories, specialized genre academies vote, whose guarantors are, as last year, Vojtěch Tkáč (Alternative and electronica), Milan Tesař (Folk, Jazz), Michaela Vostřelová (Classical), Matěj Kretík (Rap), Petr Adámek (Rock), Roman Juhás (Slovak album) and Saša Michailidis (Video clip). The only category whose laureates were already decided by the academics in the first round is the Hall of Fame.
Last year, the Anděl Music Award in the Solo Performer category went to Ewa Farna for the album Umami. Composer and singer David Stypka received a posthumous Anděl in the Solo performer category for his recording Breathe. Group of the year went to Mirai for Maneki Neko. The singer Vladimír Mišík, who three years ago won six Anděl awards for the recording One day I'll meet him, won the Folk category this time with his album Noční obraz. The Jazz category was dominated by pianist Nikol Bóková with the album Prometheus.
Last year, the members of the ČHA in Anděly decided on the best recordings released in 2021 in 14 basic and genre categories and the new winner of the Hall of Fame, where a composer, pianist and singer were inducted Jaroslav Uhlíř.