Following a serious injury on Sunday and days of recovery Mikolas Josef of the Czech Republic is looking forward to returning to the stage tomorrow.
Mikolas Josef has returned to social media to express his thanks for all the support and kind words since his injuries on Sunday. Following multiple visits to different hospitals, CT scans and advice from medical professionals, he will taking part in the rehearsals tomorrow.
The singer posted on Instagram saying;
I came here carrying that thing in my bagpack. Spread positivity and not fear. I worked so hard to get to this point and will not let this ruin it now. I will perform and even though there will be slight changes to my performance we are all working towards you and us still having the best experience in the arena. Sometimes you just have to bite in and push on through. Thanks to the MJ fam for such an unbelivable embrace in this time of need. ❤❤❤ I can’t put to words how much this means to me.
Earlier today the Czech Delegation stated that the focus now is on adjusting the choreography and altering the acrobatic element to the initial performance to something that Mikolas is more capable of in his condition.
Mikolas Josef was selected to represent the Czech Republic after winning Eurovision Song CZ, the first Czech national selection since the country’s return to the Eurovision Song Contest in 2015. The Czech Republic are hoping that 2018 will see their fortunes reversed.
Mikolas Josef recorded the new version of his song in Austria. The song needed to be changed because it contained a number of expletives which cannot be performed on the Eurovision stage. In recent years a number of songs competing in Eurovision selections have featured swearing, including in Sweden and Norway.
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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 Gunčíková finished 25th in the final with the song “I Stand”.