Lie to Me (Mikolas Josef song)

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"Lie to Me"
Lie-to-me-mikolas-josef.jpg
Single by Mikolas Josef
Released19 November 2017
FormatDigital download
Genre
Length2:50
LabelSony Music Entertainment Germany GmbH
Songwriter(s)Mikolas Josef
Producer(s)Mikolas Josef
Mikolas Josef singles chronology
"Believe (Hey Hey)"
(2016)
"Lie to Me"
(2017)
"Me Gusta"
(2018)
Music video
"Lie to Me" on YouTube
Czech Republic "Lie to Me"
Eurovision Song Contest 2018 entry
Country
Artist(s)
Language
Composer(s)
Mikolas Josef
Lyricist(s)
Mikolas Josef
Finals performance
Semi-final result
3rd
Semi-final points
232
Final result
6th
Final points
281
Appearance chronology
◄ "My Turn" (2017)   
"Friend of a Friend" (2019) ►

"Lie to Me" is a song written and performed by Czech singer Mikolas Josef. The song was independently released as a digital download on 19 November 2017. It represented the Czech Republic in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018, where it qualified for the final, finishing sixth, making it the Czech Republic's best placing in the contest.

Eurovision Song Contest[edit]

On 8 January 2018, Josef was announced as one of the six competitors in the Czech national final for the Eurovision Song Contest 2018.[1] Following the close of the voting period, Josef was announced as the winner of the jury vote on 23 January.[2] On 29 January, it was announced that "Lie to Me" had won the national final, and would represent the Czech Republic at the Eurovision Song Contest 2018.[3][4]

The song competed in the first semi-final, held on 8 May 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal.[5][6] Subsequently, it became only the second Czech entry to qualify for the grand final, with Josef performing in the second half.

MAD Video Music Awards 2018 Performance[edit]

Mikolas Josef performed the song 'Lie to Me' alongside with Georgian-Greek Pop singer Tamta at the 2018 MAD Video Music Awards[7] in Athens, Greece at the Faliro Sports Pavilion Arena on 27 June 2018.

Track listing[edit]

Digital download[8]
No.TitleLength
1."Lie to Me"2:50

Charts[edit]

Chart (2018) Peak
position
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[9] 9
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[10] 34
Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100)[11] 52
Czech Republic (Singles Digitál Top 100)[12] 2
France (SNEP)[13] 122
Germany (Official German Charts)[14] 29
Greece Digital Singles (IFPI Greece)[15] 17
Portugal (AFP)[16] 82
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[17] 56
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[18] 39
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[19] 21
UK Download (Official Charts Company)[20] 53
UK Indie (Official Charts Company)[21] 47

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
Worldwide 19 November 2017 Digital download Independent

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brown, Alistair (8 January 2018). "Czech Republic: Six Entries for National Final Revealed". eurovoix.com. Eurovoix. Retrieved 10 January 2018.
  2. ^ William Lee Adams (23 January 2018). "Czech Republic: Mikolas Josef Wins Jury Vote...as Eurovision Song CZ Nears Winner's Announcement". wiwibloggs.com. Wiwibloggs.
  3. ^ Halpin, Chris (29 January 2018). "Czech Republic: Mikolas Josef wins Eurovision Song CZ with "Lie to Me"". Wiwibloggs.
  4. ^ Weaver, Jessica (29 January 2018). "Czech Republic: Mikolas Josef to Lisbon with Lie To Me!". ESCToday.
  5. ^ "Lisbon revealed as Host City of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest!". Eurovision.tv. Retrieved 25 July 2017.
  6. ^ Jordan, Paul (12 January 2018). "All Aboard for the Semi-Final Allocation Draw". eurovision.tv. Retrieved 12 January 2018.
  7. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvfpE7mzOx4
  8. ^ "Lie to Me - Single". iTunes. Retrieved 29 January 2018.
  9. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Mikolas Josef – Lie to Me" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved 23 May 2018.
  10. ^ "Ultratop.be – Mikolas Josef – Lie to Me" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved 1 June 2018.
  11. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: Change the chart to CZ – RADIO – TOP 100 and insert 201834 into search. Retrieved 28 August 2018.
  12. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Digital Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: Change the chart to CZ – SINGLES DIGITAL – TOP 100 and insert 201820 into search. Retrieved 21 May 2018.
  13. ^ "Lescharts.com – Mikolas Josef – Lie to Me" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved 22 May 2018.
  14. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Mikolas Josef – Lie to Me". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  15. ^ "Official IFPI Charts-Digital Singles Chart" (in Greek). IFPI.gr. Archived from the original on 30 May 2018.
  16. ^ "Portuguesecharts.com – Mikolas Josef – Lie to Me". AFP Top 100 Singles. Retrieved 6 June 2018.
  17. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 19 May 2018.
  18. ^ "Top 100 Canciones – Semana 20: del 11.05.2018 al 17.05.2018" (PDF) (in Spanish). Productores de Música de España. Retrieved 23 May 2018.
  19. ^ "Sverigetopplistan – Sveriges Officiella Topplista". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  20. ^ "Official Singles Downloads Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  21. ^ "Official Independent Singles Chart Top 50". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 19 May 2018.