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 seventh and eighth jurors were Alma who performed for France at Eurovision 2017, placing 12th in the final with 'Requiem' and Ari Ólafsson who represented Iceland with the beautiful 'Our Choice' which despite Ari being a gem and a great addition to the Eurovision alumni community, failed to qualify for the final in Eurovision 2018 - placing 19th in semi final one. 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?
Seventh to vote - Alma of France:
And eighth - Ari Ólafsson of Iceland:
Alma has given current leader Barbora Mochowa and 'True Colours' her twelve points giving her even more of a lead. Currently in second place (of what we know!) is Lake Malawi with their song 'Friend of a Friend' and Ari also gave them another boost with his twelve points! Eight juries in, with four still to go, and it appears to be somewhat of a two horse race with Barbora and Lake Malawi taking nearly every single top jury points so far. Could tomorrow's results change anything?
The results as they currently look are:
1. Barbora Mochowa - "True Colours" - 48 points
2. Lake Malawi - "Friend of a Friend" - 36 points
3. Andrea Holá - "Give Me A Hint" - 12 points
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