Czech Republic this year determined its Eurovision 2019 act through an online voting by fans and an international jury voting. Among a total of 8 candidates the group  Lake Malawi and their entry Friend of a Friend.

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A few words about Lake Malawi

Lake Malawi is an indie pop group from Třinec in Czech Republic and consists of  Albert Černý (lead vocal, guitar), Jeroným Šubrt (bass and keys), Antonín Hrabal (drums) and Pavel Palát (drums).The band was formed back in 2013 and their name was inspired by a song of  Bon Iver. The group has take part in several concerts alongside well known groups such as The KooksMika, and Thirty Seconds to Mars.  Lake Malawi released their debut album in 2017. Their leading vocalist , Albert Černý, was born on February 17 ,1989 in the Třinec . Albert received lots of fame after winning 3 music awards by the Czech Music Academy  Anděl,he Czech equivalent of the Grammies, with his former band called Charlie Straight. Additional he has won two Slavík awards and one MTV  award for his overall work.

The entry “Friend of a Friend”

Behind the song  Friend of a Friend are Jan SteinsdoerferMaciej Mikolaj Trybulec and Albert Černý. It is an electro-pop radio listening song. The group included in the official music video clip some of its own fans. 

Lake Malawi will be perfroming Friend of Friend in the first half of the 1st semi final on May 14 in Tel Aviv. 

Below you can take a look at the lyrics on the

Can you hear it
There’s someone behind the wall making the same sounds
Can you hear it
It sounds like you and me when we’re making love

Who is it
You said you wish they weren’t taking such a long time

She was my neighbour when we were thirteen
She moved back in
There’s not much between us now
Do you know what I mean

She’s only a friend of a friend of a friend of a friend
She’s never home ’cause she plays in a band
I don’t know if you’d understand
She’s only a friend of a friend of a friend

I had a dream that she walked through the door
I can’t recall her name anymore
Please believe me, I’m your man
She’s only a friend of a friend of a friend

(I’m only a friend)

Can you feel it
There’s someone sliding up and down the ceiling
Breathing, he is synchronizing with her beating heart
(With her beating heart)

She was my neighbour when we were thirteen
She moved back in
There’s not much between us now
Do you know what I mean?

She’s only a friend of a friend of a friend of a friend
She’s never home ‘cause she plays in a band
I don’t know if you’d understand
She’s only a friend of a friend of a friend

I had a dream that she walked through the door
I can’t recall her name anymore
Please believe me, I’m your man
She’s only a friend of a friend of a friend

(I’m only a friend)
(I’m only a friend)

She’s only a friend of a friend of a friend of a friend
She’s never home ‘cause she plays in a band
I don’t know if you’d understand
She’s only a friend of a friend of a friend

I had a dream that she walked through the door
I can’t recall her name anymore
Please believe me, I’m your man
She’s only a friend of a friend of a friend

The story so far in Eurovision

Czech Republic appeared for the first time in the Contest in 2007 with  Kabat. A a row of disappointing results the country withdrew in 2010 and didn’t return until 2016. In 2016 its returned was followed by a gran final qualification for the first time . The best result came for the country in this year’s edition of the contest with  Mikolas Josef who achieved a 6th placing in the Lisbon with his song και  Lie to me.