Mikolas Josef Lie to Me Czech Republic

On November 16, Czech broadcaster CT closed its Eurovision 2017 song submission period — its first selection process run under its new Head of Delegation.

And three days later Mikolas Josef — a perennial favourite among Czech Eurovision fans — released his new single “Lie to Me”, which a number of fans — myself included — are hoping he submitted to CT for Eurovision.

A current song with an infectious rhythm and a fresh beat, it would break CT’s streak of ballads: this number mixes trap music, R&B and pop to great effect and comes with some seriously saucy lyrics. As he says, “Oh, she a good girl at home, but her skirt goes up like Marilyn Monroe.”

Whether he submitted this number or not, the video gives a sense of his daring aesthetic and artistic sensibility. He’s easy on the eyes and he isn’t afraid to slip into ripped jeans and mount a camel.

And while his swagger would be easy enough for the broadcaster to embrace, could they cope with his occasionally foul lyrics? They may just have to change the Gosh darnit to something a bit more palatable like “so freaking beautiful” for the EBU. But surely that’s not so big of a deal. The song is currently tearing up the radios here in the Czech Republic and has been met with a very positive reception.

Mikolas previously confirmed to wiwibloggs that he is in talks with the Czech delegation and that we might expect a decision in January. Let’s keep our fingers crossed then…

He’s no stranger to the Eurovision rumour mill. He hoped to represent his country last year, but lost out to Martina Barta in the behind-the-scenes negotiations. No matter. His passion remains — as he showed in an interview last November when he said his only goal would be victory at Eurovision. He also mentioned that he would love to incorporate some of his other talents — including breakdancing and gymnastics — into a potential ESC performance. Those theatrics would def fit with this song.

For now we’ll have to wait for CT’s decision. But what’s yours? Are you feeling him and this song? Would you be happy to see Mikolas Josef on stage in Lisbon? Comment down below!

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Definitely not, the song is horrible for many people in Europe who are above 30 (90s generation). This is an ideal representant for USA Billboard chart, but not for standard strong European sound.

Kameron
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Kameron

Yes please! Even if it’s with another song, he’d be a great choice.

Rich
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Rich

I really like his voice,with the right song he could be amazing but in my opinion the song is quite dated even for Eurovision.

Héctor
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Héctor

Mmm… it’s a No from me! Sure there are better songs. I wouldn’t mind Mikolas Josef to be the singer though.

By the way, sometimes I have some problems posting my comments. The page gives me two differents types of failures I think. One says the comment is duplicated and the other one says something about a conection issue with the page. Hope this can be solved. It isn’t a very serious problem, but it’s a pain…

Héctor
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And nope, I didn’t press the send button two times, I’m sure. But there’s the same comment below…

Héctor
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Héctor

Mmm… it’s a No from me! Sure there are better songs. I wouldn’t mind Mikolas Josef to be the singer though.

L'oiseau
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L'oiseau

Excuse me, but this sound like UK’s 2015 Electric Velvet tune. Not a good move, IMO…

LydV
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LydV

Honestly speaking I don’t like the lyrics, like at all, but the melody is catchy and people might like it so I’m ok if it will be Czech Republic’s entry.

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

This article every. Single. Year. Lmao! But I agree they need someone so determined.

Jo
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Jo

I agree, something different would be nice for 2018.

Kris
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Kris

Not a fan of the song!! It’s funky but not catchy

ninasublatti
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ninasublatti

he is just what the czech republic needs. like their neighbours in poland, czech republic really needs to mix it up now, no more boring ballads it’s time to try something new please

D
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D

This is the right direction they should be going in, but this is probably one of my least favorite genres of current music. Sounds just like “Talk Dirty” which is such an annoying song.

KESC
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KESC

It doesn’t necessarily have to be him, however the Czech Republic should finally go for another direction, after sending ballads 3 years in a row.

And the most important, they should really focus on the stage performance. Yes, Martina’s song was already forgettable, however through an interesting performance, they could’ve fortified its chances, but it did not work.
The same goes to “I stand” and “Hope never dies”

mad-professor
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mad-professor

I’m not really keen on the song, but it’d definitely be something different and would probably scrape into the final depending on the general quality of songs this year.

filipko54
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filipko54

He has already confirmed that this is the song he submitted

TJ
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TJ

one word – yes!

FANNY
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FANNY

He would be fresh act to Czech Republic. I like the idea! 🙂