Friend of a Friend (Lake Malawi song)

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"Friend of a Friend"
Friend of a friend - Lake Malawi.jpg
Single by Lake Malawi
Released7 January 2019
Songwriter(s)
  • Jan Steinsdoerfer
  • Mikolaj Trybulec
  • Albert Černý
Producer(s)
  • Jan Steinsdoerfer
  • Mikolaj Trybulec
  • Albert Černý
Lake Malawi singles chronology
"Spaced Out"
(2018)
"Friend of a Friend"
(2019)
Eurovision Song Contest 2019 entry
Country
Artist(s)
Languages
English
Composer(s)
  • Jan Steinsdoerfer
  • Mikolaj Trybulec
  • Albert Černý
Lyricist(s)
  • Jan Steinsdoerfer
  • Mikolaj Trybulec
  • Albert Černý
Finals performance
Semi-final result
2nd
Semi-final points
242
Final result
11th
Final points
157
Appearance chronology
◄ "Lie to Me" (2018)   

"Friend of a Friend" is a song performed by Czech band Lake Malawi. The song represented the Czech Republic in the 2019 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv. The song was announced as the winner of the country's national selection on 28 January 2019.[1][2] The song was performed during the first semi-final on 14 May 2019, and gained enough votes to qualify for the grand final, where it placed 11th on 18 May 2019.

Eurovision Song Contest[edit]

The song represented the Czech Republic in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019, after Lake Malawi was chosen through Eurovision Song CZ, the national selection process organised by Česká televize to select Czech Republic's entry for the Eurovision Song Contest. On 28 January 2019, a special allocation draw was held which placed each country into one of the two semi-finals, as well as which half of the show they would perform in. Czech Republic was placed into the first semi-final, to be held on 14 May 2019, and was scheduled to perform in the first half of the show. Once all the competing songs for the 2019 contest had been released, the running order for the semi-finals was decided by the shows' producers rather than through another draw, so that similar songs were not placed next to each other. Czech Republic performed in position 6, and gained enough votes to qualify for the grand final.[3] It finished in 11th place with 157 points.

Track listing[edit]

Digital download[4]
No.TitleLength
1."Friend of a Friend"2:52

Charts[edit]

Chart (2019) Peak
position
Czech Republic (Singles Digitál Top 100)[5] 92
Estonia (Eesti Tipp-40)[6] 18
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[7] 86
UK Download (Official Charts Company)[8] 65

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lake Malawi will represent Czech Republic in Tel Aviv". eurovision.tv. Retrieved 2019-01-28.
  2. ^ "A Friend of a Friend! Lake Malawi revealed as the Czech representatives for Eurovision 2019". ESCXTRA.com. 2019-01-28. Retrieved 2019-01-28.
  3. ^ "First Semi-Final: 10 acts qualify for Eurovision 2019 Grand Final". Eurovision.tv. 14 May 2019. Retrieved 15 May 2019.
  4. ^ "Friend of a Friend - Single by Lake Malawi". Apple Music. Retrieved 16 April 2019.
  5. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Digital Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: Change the chart to CZ – SINGLES DIGITAL – TOP 100 and insert 201921 into search. Retrieved 28 May 2019.
  6. ^ "EESTI TIPP-40: Official Estonian Singles Chart". Eesti Ekspress. Retrieved 31 May 2019.
  7. ^ "Veckolista Singlar, vecka 21". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 24 May 2019.
  8. ^ "Official Singles Downloads Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 24 May 2019.