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Czech Republic: Listen To The Eight Songs

The lineup for this year’s Czech Republic selection has been announced.

  • Hana Barbara – Poslední slova tobě
  • Tomáš Boček – Don’t Know Why
  • Andrea Holá – Give Me A Hint
  • Pam Rabbit – Easy To Believe
  • Lake Malawi – Friend of a Friend
  • Barbora Mochowa – True Colours
  • Jakub Ondra – Space Suchi
  • Jara Vymer – On My Knees

The full YouTube playlist can be found here.

I had high hopes for Lake Malawi’s entry having looked up some of their back catalogue when they were first rumoured to be taking part.  Listening to the full lineup, however, I don’t have any confidence in the Czech Republic getting anywhere near last year’s 6th place finish.

As per last year’s process, the winner will be decided by online vote.

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  1. I really like Barbora Mochova here.She seems to have some genuine talent.These sort of songs need a very good vocalist who can wrap her personality into the melody and add the interest.She is also a very talented pianist so it might be she plays piano for the staging and that could work really well.The refrain where she slowly lifts above the melody is really nice.Interesting to see if she can deliver live because thats where this will fly or fall.

  2. Catriona Colville

    Poor quality selection, even worse than Latvia.

    Lake Malawi seems the only option here, although a revamp of Poslední slova tobě could be interesting. Barbora has a very generic song that doesn’t really go anywhere.

  3. For six of the songs I never got past one minute and it’s pointless revisiting them because, unless there is a Czech ‘National Treasure’ hidden among these six artists I can’t see any of them having a hope in hell of getting to Israel.

    That leaves Barbora and Lake Malawi.

    Barbora would be the safer option and she is probably the better vocalist. But the song is on the conservative side. Although the verses and pre-chorus are decent, the chorus didn’t do anything for me and the song ends rather abruptly. It’s the sort of entry that would be easily forgotten in a semi of 18.

    Lake Malawi’s song won’t be everyone’s cup of tea, but it is quirky and more memorable. The singer looks like he has charisma and there is staging potential there. But there is no getting away from the fact that the song is rather ‘slight’. It doesn’t develop enough either musically or vocally in the last minute. There is also a question mark as to whether voters (juries in particular) will regard the 70s and 80s vibe as retro or just plain dated. This one at least has a chance of qualifying but to do so it will have to make the most of its staging potential.

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