After the success last year that the Czech Republic and broadcaster ČT had with their revamped national selection 'Eurovision Song CZ' with Mikolas Josef, it was no surprise that they decided to return to this selection format. Yesterday the broadcaster began posting the jury results in a different format to last years. Find out below:
The public vote on the eight songs which each had a music video posted earlier this year ended on Monday 21st January and then ahead of the full results (which is comprised 50/50 between jury and televote scores) two international jurors a night will have their twelve points announced. These reveals will take place daily at 18.00 and 20.00 CET until Sunday. On Monday 28th January, the full results of all jurors and televoting will be posted and the winner determined.
The fifth and sixth jurors were Elina Nechayeva who performed for Estonia at Eurovision 2018, placing 8th in the final with her operatic pop song 'La Forza' and fellow 2018 band AWS who represented Hungary with their rock song 'Viszlát Nyár' which placed 21st in the final. They both know what it takes to perform on the Eurovision stage - will their points lead to a successful performance in Tel Aviv for the Czech Republic?
Fifth to vote - Elina Nechayeva of Estonia:
And sixth - AWS of Hungary:
For the first day so far, Barbora Mochowa and 'True Colours' received no further 12s. Currently in second place (of what we know!) is Lake Malawi with their song 'Friend of a Friend' and Estonia's Elina Nechayeva has given them their second set of points. Meanwhile, AWS has shaken up the competition a little by awarding their 12 points to Andrea Holá who now joins the other two on our scoreboard!
The results as they currently look are:
1. Barbora Mochowa - "True Colours" - 36 points
2. Lake Malawi - "Friend of a Friend" - 24 points
3. Andrea Holá - "Give Me A Hint" - 12 points
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