Earlier this year, in Lisbon, Mikolas Josef managed to smash records for the Czech Republic with his song, Lie to Me, which came 6th in the grand final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2018. This was by far the Czech Republic’s best result ever in the contest. This has clearly got the Czech Republic invested in Eurovision since the Czech broadcaster, CT, has revealed that they have received almost 300 submissions for their national final next year, ESCZ 2019!
300 songs from over 60 Czech musicians
CT, the Czech broadcaster, revealed the number of submissions on Facebook:
…and for those of us who don’t speak Czech:
The DEADLINE for song submission was yesterday morning 🔥🔥👹👹
The numbers were breathtaking 🥊
There are almost 300 songs, of which ABOUT 60 ARE FROM CZECH MUSICIANS 😮😮😮 🇨🇿🇨🇿🇨🇿, which is twice as many compared to last year!!! We really appreciate it and we are thrilled to have so many talented musicians, producers and bands
It will not be easy to narrow it down to the finalists for ESCZ…
FOLLOW US on social media and look forward to the beginning of 2019, it will be GREAT!!!
How many finalists do you think there will be? HM?Facebook – Eurovision Song Contest Czech Republic
60 entries from Czech musicians is a significant increase on the 36 last year, including Mikolas Josef’s Lie to Me. Clearly, Mikolas’ success for the Czech Republic in Lisbon has made Czech musicians much more excited about the prospect of participating!
CT also created a Facebook poll with their post, asking how many finalists there will be in ESCZ 2019, either six or eight. Only 24% voted for six, the same number of finalists as in 2018, whilst 76% voted for eight. Could we see an increase in the number of finalists in next year’s Czech national final? Only time will tell…
What do you think of this news? Will the Czech Republic match their success this year, in Tel Aviv next year? Should Mikolas Josef have done even better in Lisbon?
Let us know your thoughts in the comments below and on social media @ESCXTRA