Tuesday, February 19, 2019

2019 Czech Eurovision Entry

Eurovision 2019 is coming up in a few months.  The Czechs starting competing again in Eurovision a few years ago and each year they continue to rank higher in the standings. Josef Mikolas placed 6th last year.

There were eight finalists this year all hoping to represent Czechland.

Andrea Holá - Give Me a Hint
Barbora Mochowa - True Colours
Hana Barbara - Poslední slova tobě (The Last Words to You)
Jakub Ondra - Space Sushi
Jara Vymer - On My Knees
Lake Malawi - Friend of a Friend
Tomáš Boček - Don't Know Why

I understand why, but it's still interesting to me that of the eight entries only one song is in Czech.  The other seven songs are all sung in English.  Here's a YouTube video with clips from each of the eight finalists.


A few weeks ago Česká Televize announced that Lake Malawi will represent Czechland at this year's competition in Israel.

Lake Malawi is an indie pop band from Třinec that formed in 2013.  The band consists of Albert Černý, Jeroným Šubrt, and Antonín Hrabal.  They only sing in English and their studio album Surrounded by Light was released in 2017.

Here's the full version of this year's entry, Friend of a Friend.
Update:  Lake Malawi came in 11th place.

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