Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Czech Republic - Lie To Me - Mikolas Josef

New version DRI
6 - 281 pts, 3 - 232 pts in semi 1

Lie To Me by Mikolas Josef is the Czech entry for the 2018 contest. He wrote the song himself.
The original official video is here at MJ's Youtube.

Lie To Me was released as a digital single on November 19.
The lyrics are pretty raunchy and contain the occasional F-bombs so I'm pretty sure we'll see another version for the Eurovision contest and CD. (current lyrics at Musixmatch)
The videoclip has the F-words faded out a bit, but doesn't leave much to the imagination...
On March 11 the Eurovision version was released, fixing all the explicit issues.

A Spanish version was announced on Mikolas Facebook.

No cdsingle or promo cd was issued. For promotion a USB stick with a pair of glasses was used. The USB features audio (Eurovision version), video and info.

The Czech Republic selected their Lisbon entry through an online National Final thingy.
The songs were voted for for two weeks (until January 22) with the official Eurovision.tv Voting app. The final reveal, including a jury vote, was on Januari 29.
You can listen to all six finalists here.

First Digital release image
Versions
Lie To Me - new single version / Eurovision version
Lie To Me - Original single version (Explicit)
Lie To Me - Instrumental
- digital releases
Lie To Me - censored version of original
- videoclip only
Lie To Me - Spanish version
- to be released?

Charts
Sweden top 100: 21, 24, 51, 97
Germany top 100: 29, 61, 83, 96
France top 200 (Ifop): 122, -
Austria top 75: 9, 14, 24
Spain Physical+Digital sales top 50: 19, -
Spain top 100: 39, 58
Portugal top 100: 82

Links and sources:
Thanks to Frank
Mikolas Josef: Website,  Facebook, Soundcloud, Instagram
CTV Eurovision Pages, Facebook
Some more Czech Eurovision efforts: 20172016 - 2015 - 2011

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