The hype surrounding Eurovision Song CZ (ESCZ) 2020, the Czech Republic’s selection for Eurovision, is real. In a few short hours, we’ll finally know who will represent the Czech Republic at Eurovision 2020. The announcement of the final results is set to take place at 18:00 CET today.
Our readers hope that plant-based punk band We All Poop will succeed Lake Malawi, while the Wiwi Jury had a tough time deciding on one favourite.
Many fans will no doubt be getting nervous while we wait for the final outcome. Thus, perhaps now is the time to sit back and listen to some stripped-back acoustic tracks. Luckily, we’ve been gifted with exactly that for each of the seven songs competing in ESCZ 2020.
Last year, many fans were initially sceptical about Lake Malawi’s chances at Eurovision, but eventually found themselves falling in love after their live performance. Perhaps these live acoustic performances could sway your opinion on which song should get the ticket to Rotterdam.
Eurovision Song CZ 2020: Acoustic live performances
The ‘Mikolas Josef Challenge’
On Instagram, Mikolas Josef, the Czech participant from 2017, announced that all seven artists would perform their songs in a live acoustic fashion. He then invited the online voters to make their decision based on the acoustic versions in addition to the studio versions.
Barbora Mochowa – “White & Black Holes”
Barbora Mochowa performed her entry, “White & Black Holes”, with a piano. Her song, which already has an acoustic sound, receives a powerful vibe with this version. What doesn’t surprise us, as we know Barbora from last year’s contest too, she totally nailed the high notes.
V po?adí již t?etí akustická verze sout?žního songu národního kola ESCZ!!???Barbora Mochowa sv?j song zazpívala živ? a doprovodila se na klavírní k?ídlo. ?
Posted by Eurovision Song Contest Czech Republic on Saturday, January 25, 2020
Benny Cristo – “Kemama”
Benny Cristo also chose the piano as his instrument for the acoustic performance. He didn’t play the piano, but he did show his ability to think outside of the box. “Kemama” is an upbeat afro-pop track, but he managed to sing it well as a slow ballad.
Tohle jste ur?it? ne?ekali!Benny Cristo svou akustickou verzi pojal úpln? jinak. Jak se vám líbí tahle pomalejší verze? ??
Posted by Eurovision Song Contest Czech Republic on Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Elis Mraz feat. Čis T – “Wanna Be Like”
Elis Mraz and Čis T performed their song outdoors, with an ukulele. Mraz opened the song while strumming away, and Čis T joined her to sing his part. They showed that, despite how hard the song is, the track is accessible live and even when the production isn’t very heavy.
It is Elis UNPLUGGED!! ?Prohlížejte, komentujte, sdílejte! Než to smažou! ???
Posted by Eurovision Song Contest Czech Republic on Friday, January 31, 2020
Karelll – “At Least We’ve Tried”
Out of the seven acts, Karelll has by far the most acoustic song. Instead of a piano, he used a guitar for this version of the song. Well, actually, not just one, but two. Joined by a second player, Karelll belted out the acoustic guitar-accompanied ballad. In the video, he’s walking through a tunnel covered in graffiti.
Je to tu! Další akustický song, který jsme s Karelll nato?ili za atmosféry žižkovského tunelu!
Posted by Eurovision Song Contest Czech Republic on Monday, January 27, 2020
Pam Rabbit – “Get Up”
Pam Rabbit showed stunning vocal ability last year in the acoustic version of “Easy to Believe”. This year, she’s participating with the dark indie rock track “Get Up”, and the acoustic version is equally amazing. Accompanied by guitar and percussion, the former Eurovision backing vocalist slayed live (as expected).
Máme tu druhou akustickou verzi! Tentokrát se s naší výzvou poprala Pam Rabbitgurl a zazpívala naživo sv?j song Get Up.
Posted by Eurovision Song Contest Czech Republic on Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Olga Lounová – “Dark Water”
Olga Lounová is a very accomplished singer in Czechia, so it’s no surprise she knows how to sing live. Her entry, in the studio version, is very produced and reminiscent of the epic genre, which gives it strength. However, performing with a small band in this acoustic version, the song remains powerful.
Máme tu poslední akustickou verzi! Olga Lounová naživo zazpívala sv?j song Dark water. ???
Posted by Eurovision Song Contest Czech Republic on Saturday, February 1, 2020
We All Poop – “All the Blood (Positive Song Actually)”
New-born rock band We All Poop decided to shake things up with this live version. They performed the song in a minor key and gave it more of a sad vibe. In other words, they turned it into “All the Blood (Negative Song Actually)”. They did well to keep the song’s quality high despite the change and showed good cooperation skills as a band.
?? Je to tu!! ??????První akustická verze sout?žní písn? národního kola ESCZ 2020. Co na ní ?íkáte?
Posted by Eurovision Song Contest Czech Republic on Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Who do you think gave the best acoustic performance? Who do you want to win the selection? Let us know in the comments!