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Czech Republic presents 8 hopefuls and songs for Eurovision 2019

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Česká Televize just announced its national finalists for the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest. You can now vote for your favourite via the official Eurovision app. The winner will be announced on the 28th of January.

Check out the eight songs below, and read on for more information about the eight finalists. Once you have decided which song you like best, it is time to cast your vote via the official Eurovision app (DOWNLOAD). Voting is possible until the 21st of January. Besides the public vote, an international jury will also review the finalists and cast their vote.

Andrea Holá - Give Me A Hint

Andrea is a musical actress and singer. In 2014, she was casted in the original Czech musical Antoinetta, královna Francie, and as a result she was subsequently casted in other musicals. She also participated in the second annual Hlas ČeskoSlovenska (Voice of Czecho-Slovakia) where she finished fourth.

Andrea Holá
Andrea Holá © Česká Televize

Barbora Mochowa - True Colors

Barbora was born in 1993 in Trutnov. When she was seven years old, she participated in the television contest, Rozjezdy pro hvězdy (Star-Bound); after which she appeared in several other television shows.

Barbora Mochowa
Barbora Mochowa © Česká Televize

Hana Barbara - Poslední Slova Tobě

Hana was born in 1994, she is  a young musician who likes to experiment with her own voice and with the language in which she sings. She does not consider herself to be part of the alternative music scene, but definitely is a pioneer of the upcoming modern-day pop music in the Czech Republic.

Hana Barbara
Hana Barbara © Česká Televize

Jakub Ondra - Space Sushi

Jakub started singing when he turned seven years old and he has not stopped since. When he was sixteen years old, he wrote his very first song after a hard break up with his first love Sarah. When he was eighteen, he was discovered by a talent scount from Universal, who signed him for the label. His first song Maly Princ (The Little Prince) was played on the biggest Czech radio stations.

Jakub Ondra
Jakub Ondra © Česká Televize

Jara Vymer - On My Knees

Jara was born in a small town on the coast of Costa Rica. Since he has a Czech father, the family moved back to the Czech Republic when Jara was one year old. Jara writes everything himself: lyrics, melody and the accompanying harmony. In the future, he would like to learn to play the piano and guitar, but above all: "I want to devote myself to singing and attain a proper level of maturity as a singer."

Jara Vymer
Jara Vymer © Česká Televize

Lake Malawi - Friend Of A Friend

Lake Malawi is an indie-pop band founded in 2013 by Albert Černý. The name is inspired by a Bon Iver song. Since the very beginning, Lake Malawi wanted to make it outside of their home country Czech Republic with all their repertoire sung in English. Currently, the band consists of Albert Černý (lead vocal, guitar), Jeroným Šubrt (bass and keys) and Antonín Hrabal (drums) and Pavel Palát on drums.

Lake Malawi
Lake Malawi © Česká Televize

Pam Rabbit - Easy To Believe

From the moment Pam knew how to walk, she has been obsessed with dance, shows and art. She gets inspiration from people who are underdogs: "People who have the feeling that they do not fit in, or that they are not good enough as they are and I want to give them strength to stop hiding and start loving themselves." 

Pam is not new to the Eurovision Song Contest, she was a backing vocalist at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest for Mikolas Josef.

Pam Rabbit
Pam Rabbit © Česká Televize

Tomáš Boček - Don't Know Why

Tomáš was born in 1993, and besides making a living as a musician he studies medicine at the Palacký University Olomouc. His musical career is very versatile, as he plays the guitar, bass, ukulele, piano and percussion.

Tomáš Boček
Tomáš Boček © Česká Televize

Last year's success

Last year, Česká Televize, also hosted an online selection to pick their artist for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest. This brought them Mikolas Josef, who reached the best result for the Czech Republic ever: he finished 6th in the Grand Final.

Who is your favourite? Vote via the Eurovision app and let us know who you voted for below in the comments!

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