Here’s everything you need to know about Lake Malawi:
Who is Czech Republic’s Eurovision 2019 entry Lake Malawi?
Not to be confused with a great lake on the border of Malawi, Tanzania and Mozambique, Lake Malawi are a Czech indie pop band formed in 2013 by the very smiley Albert Černý. Their name was inspired by Bon Iver song Calgary.
Černý’s musical epiphany came, like most artists, when playing Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2. Apparently, after hearing Coldplay’s The Scientist in the background, he vowed to one day perform on the Pyramid Stage at the Glastonbury festival.
As a band, Lake Malawi have supported the likes of The Kooks, Mika, and Thirty Seconds to Mars in Prague. In 2017, they released their debut album, Surrounded by Light.
What is Czech Republic’s Eurovision 2019 song called?
Lake Malawi will perform Friend Of A Friend at Eurovision 2019. It’s a song about – get this – friendship.
As Černý explained to Czech radio: “The song is about a friendship, about the idea that it’s enough to have three or four friends to reach anybody in the whole world.” Because who doesn’t want a song about the six degrees of separation theory?
What will Czech Republic’s Eurovision 2019 song look like on stage?
We’ll have to wait until rehearsals to see what’s in store, but their national finals performance gives us some clues. We can probably expect a minimalist stage with a lot of jumping around by singer Albert Černý.
Unfortunately, we’re guessing the judge going absolutely crazy in the background in the above video won’t appear on the Eurovision stage.
What are the odds of Cyprus winning Eurovision 2019?
We’ll have to wait till closer to the competition to see what the bookies make of Lake Malawi’s chances.
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