The Czech Republic’s most successful Eurovision entrant Mikolas Josef, is set to release his song “Lie to Me” in Spanish.
Later this week Mikolas Josef will be releasing a Spanish version of “Lie to Me”, the song he competed with at the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal. Mikolas follows in the footsteps of Eleni Foureria who recorded a Spanish version of “Fuego”, the song that brought Cyprus second place at this years contest. The Spanish version will be released on July 20.
Mikolas Josef was selected to represent the Czech Republic in Lisbon, Portugal after winning Eurovision Song CZ, the first Czech national selection since the country’s return to the Eurovision Song Contest in 2015. He performed the song “Lie to Me” and finished 6th in the final with 281 points. This was only the Czech Republic’s second final appearance and their best finish ever in the contest.
Mikolas Josef recorded the updated 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”.