Mikolas Josef is travelling to Austria to work on a clean version of “Lie to Me”, the Czech entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2018.
The Czech Republic’s entrant in the Eurovision Song Contest, Mikolas Josef is working on a clean version of his song for this years contest, “Lie To Me”. The song which won the Czech selection process earlier this week, currently contains a number of expletives which cannot be performed on the Eurovision stage.
Mikolas will be travelling to Austria this week to work on the new version of his song for Lisbon. In recent years a number of songs competing in Eurovision selections have featured swearing, including in Sweden and Norway.
Czech Republic are hoping that 2018 will see their fortunes reversed. After finally qualifying for the final for the first time ever in 2016, last year Martina Bárta could only manage 13th Place in the semi-final with her entry ‘My Turn’. This meant that once more, Czech Republic were not present in the final in Kyiv.
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Czech Republic in the Eurovision Song Contest
The Czech Republic debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2007 with the band Kabát and the song “Malá dáma”, they finished last in the semi-final scoring just 1 point from Estonia. The country went on to participate for a further two years before withdrawing from the contest after the 2009 edition in Moscow where Gipsy.cz scored nul points. In 2016 the Czech Republic qualified for their first final, Gabriela Guncikova finished 25th in the final with the song “I Stand”.