The seventh and eighth results of the jury voting for ESCZ 2019 have been revealed this evening.
The 12 points in the Czech selection are being revealed this week, with 10 jurors revealing their top score in the voting. The results are to be revealed at 18:00 CET and 20:00 CET every evening this week excluding Saturday, before the winner of the selection is announced on January 28.
The seventh juror to announce their points is Alma, who represented France at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv. Her 12 points go to Barbora Mochowa with her song “True Colors”.
The eighth juror is Ari Ólafsson from Iceland, who represented his country at the 2018 contest with his song “Our Choice”. His 12 points go to Lake Malawi and his song “Friend of a Friend”.
After eight juries have voted Barbora Mochowa is still in the lead, with Lake Malawi in close second. The full results so far are:
- Lake Malawi – Friend of a Friend – 36 points awarded so far
- Jakub Ondra – Space Sushi
- Tomáš Boček – Don’t Know Why
- Pam Rabbit – Easy To Believe
- Jara Vymer – On My Knees
- Barbora Mochowa – True Colors – 48 points awarded so far
- Hana Barbara – Poslední slova tobě
- Andrea Holá – Give Me A Hint – 12 points awarded so far
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.
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”.