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Mikolas Josef

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Name:Mikoláš Josef Čapoun
Born:4-10-1995
Nationality:Czech
   
National Finals:Eurovision Song CZ 2018
ESC Entries:Lie to me (2018)
   
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Biography

Mikolas Josef is a Czech singer, songwriter, producer, video editor and choreographer. Although born in Prague, he is currently living in Vienna. During his studies at age 17, he received the highest award from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, a gold medal with solo acting distinction, but he did not want to pursue this industry in the future. He also attended a number of fashion shows and photo shoots for leading fashion brands such as Diesel, Replay and Prada. However, he soon gave up his career as a model, mainly because of the insincerity and over-prioritization of the money he says is in the industry.
In 2015 he debuted with the song “Hands Bloody”, which he recorded at his own expense. In 2016, two other singles were released: “Free”, which was his first self written song to become a top-5 hit in the Czech charts, and “Believe.” 
In November 2017 he presented his fourth single, “Lie to Me” , with which he also entered the national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest. He won and represented the Czech Republic in the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest. At the end of July of the same year, he released the Spanish version of his single “Lie to Me”.  In early October, he introduced the single “Me Gusta”, on which he collaborated with Swedish composer Joacim Persson. In 2018, he appeared in the selection of “18 inspirational personalities of 2018” in Forbes magazine, who, according to him, “overcome conventions and thus inspire others.” In early February 2019, Mikolas Josef released his sixth single “Abu Dhabi”.  In the same year, he was the main face of an advertising campaign for Tezenis underwear.

Entries

Country:Czech Republic
Year:2018
Language:English
   
Artist:Mikolas Josef
Song:Lie to me
Lyrics:Mikolas Josef
Composer(s):Mikolas Josef
   
Backings:Alžbeta Bartošová
Juraj Bernáth
Pamela Koky
Dancers:Kristián Mensa
Marek Mensa
Results Semi
Points:232
Position:3
Running order:5
   
Results 
Points:281
Position:6
Running order:14
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