Eurovision 2018: Czech Republic picks very explicit song for Eurovision Song Contest
Eurovision Song Contest censors are probably sweating right now.
The Czech Republic this week selected its song to send to May’s Eurovision Song Contest.
Singer Mikolas Josef, 22, will represent the Czech Republic with the song Lie to Me, which he wrote himself.
But the song is getting attention for its rather explicit lyrics.
The track is written from the perspective of a man who is two-timed by his girlfriend – and includes some fairly graphic euphemisms.
Some of the lyrics are below:
When the beat dropped she dropped
Dropped it like its hot and now without a
Second thought she got me doing what I’m not
Then it got heavy
Mom I’m feeling home already but steady
Plenty motherf**kers wanna eat my spaghetti
Then she got one of my friends
She got him dripping on wood
I know it hurt so bad but it feels so good
Quit sweet talking me now baby I don’t give a f**k you
Should have thought about me before you f**ked him at the club
I know you ‘bop-whop-a-lu bop’ on his wood bamboo when
You were still seeing me and well he didn’t even knew hmmm…
But god damn it come and count to three now sit down GGY I’m on fire
Come and lie to me
The song has ruffled some feathers on social media – especially given the contest’s usual family-friendly rating.
Previous Eurovision songs have been forced to change their lyrics to remove adult content – Sweden’s 2017 entry I Can’t Go On by Robin Bengtsson was edited to change the phrase “f**king beautiful” to “freaking beautiful”.
But Josef’s entry would most likely require more extensive re-write if it’s going to be made suitable for Eurovision audiences.
The 63rd Eurovision Song Contest will take place in Lisbon, Portugal in May this year.
The Czech Republic will take part in the first semi-final on May 8, before the Grand Final on May 12.
The boss of the Eurovision Song Contest recently hinted at early plans for a spin-off contest that could feature all 50 US states.
The long-running show, often known as the ‘Gay World Cup’ has a massive LGBT audience of dedicated fans due to its notoriously camp nature.
But the show’s bosses are now hoping to spread their wings across the globe.
Following on from Eurovision’s debut in the United States on gay TV channel Logo, execs have hinted that a fully-fledged US spinoff is in the works.
Eurovision Executive Supervisor Jon Ola Sand, who runs the annual contest, said: “When it comes to the US we also have a deal there with the broadcaster Viacom to broadcast Eurovision in the US.
“We also want to see if it’s possible to create an American version of the Eurovision Song Contest, although we haven’t concluded that yet.
“This is a long-term strategy for sure to see how far outside of Europe the brand can reach.”
He also opened up about the recently-announced plans for a ‘Eurovision Asia’, which may see a raft of new countries compete in a separate spin-off contest.
Mr Ola Sand said: “We have already launched an initiative in Asia, and this is done in conjunction with our Australian partner, SBS, who participates in the ESC.
“We are working with them to stage a similar concept to Eurovision in Asia, essentially to have a Eurovision Asia.”
He hinted that Eurovision was building bridges in “several markets in that region”, including New Zealand and China.
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It was recently confirmed that a spin-off Asian contest is in development, which could potentially draw in a whole new region, from India to South Korea, Japan and China.
A statement says: “The Greatest Song Contest on Earth is coming to Asia!
“With its brilliant pop stars, its glamorous fashion, and a huge passion for pop music, Asia and Eurovision are made for each other.
“We are taking the biggest live televised music show – Eurovision – to the biggest music audience in the world. Countries from the Asia-Pacific region will be able to compete in their own version of the Eurovision Song Contest for the first time.
“Each country will showcase their songwriting and performing talent to Asia and the world and compete to be crowned the winner of the first ever Eurovision Asia Song Contest.”
No confirmed participants or launch dates have yet been confirmed for either project.