On Thursday, Cyprus broadcaster CYBC dropped a clue about their entry for Eurovision 2019, suggesting something to do with a Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull song from 2011. And now the broadcaster has given us another music video to mull over, this time featuring a Dutch superstar DJ.

While the previous music video clue was from 2011, today’s clue is a much more recent song. The song in question is “High on Life”, a recent release from the Dutch DJ and producer Martin Garrix.

The broadcaster asked, “What about this song? What’s this one gotta do with the Cyprus 2019 ESC entry? #meetTeamCy”. That hashtag implies that a person — or people — involved with this song will also be part of the Eurovision team.

Ready for the 2nd quiz? What about this song? What's this one gotta do with the Cyprus 2019 ESC entry? #meetTeamCy

Posted by CYBC: Eurovision Cyprus on Saturday, December 1, 2018

But before we get into that, let’s recap the first clue, which related to Jennifer Lopez’ 2011 single “On the Floor”. Lots of suggestions were made, but one name that wiwibloggs readers kept mentioning was Alex “Alex P” Papaconstantinou, the Greek-Swedish songwriter behind the enduring Cypriot Eurovision bangers “La La Love” and “Fuego”.

There also seems to be consensus that the Georgian-Greek diva Tamta will be involved as the singer. We get the feeling there might be something more to the clue, directly relating to the J.Lo video, but we’re not sure what.

So, onto the new clue! The first question is will Martin Garrix somehow be involved in the Cypriot entry? Dutch Eurovision commentator Jan Smit has recently spoken of his dream to see one of the Netherlands’ top DJs involved in the Eurovision act, but perhaps Cyprus has swooped in and secured the services of the platinum-selling Dutch DJ.

The uplifting house anthem also features vocals from the Swedish singer Bonn, aka as Kristoffer Fogelmark. Bonn is also known for providing vocals on Axwell Λ Ingrosso’s 2017 single “More Than You Know”. Could he be duetting with Tamta?

As with the previous video, delving into the production credits may provide clues. Martin Garrix is, of course, the man behind the track. But it’s co-written by the Dutch songwriter and producer Giorgio Tuinfort, the Swedish songwriter Albin Nedler, and Kristoffer “Bonn” Fogelmark.

It’s worth noting that Albin Nedler and Kristoffer Fogelmark are frequent collaborators and have previously written for One Direction. And look, we don’t want to get overexcited here, but Nedler, Fogelmark and Alex P were on the writing team of Tamta’s total banger from 2015, “Unloved”. There’s history, y’all!

There’s also the possibility that “High on Life” is a clue to the style of song. Will Tamta perform a progressive house anthem at Eurovision? Or is there a clue in the song title? Both “High on Life” and “On the Floor” include the word “on”. Will the song be called “On”? (Ok, we may be overthinking things a little now…)

Both today’s clue and the first clue are suggesting names of artists with really strong songwriting and production credits in their resumés. And honestly, we’d be happy with any combination of those creatives. But we also suspect that Cyprus may very well be assembling their own Cypriot-Greek-Swedish-Dutch-American-wherever dream team to craft the perfect entry for Tel Aviv.

What do you think? What does today’s clue mean? Will Cyprus have a top Dutch DJ in their team? Tell us your ideas below!

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Ern

That song “Unloved” by Tamta would have been Greece’s entry a few years back.

Unfortunately, she withdrew last minute and we got Maria Elaina Kyriakou instead ….. who, by the way, is still complaining about her underwhelming result.

Sal
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Sal

she should be complaining about her underwhelming song

Polegend Godgarina
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Did they snatch Tamta from Greece? I’m screaming

Brooklyn
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Brooklyn

Im down with martin garrix at esc ??

escfan
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escfan

ok if Cyprus send Martin Garrix or Pitbull in ESC in France we would send David Guetta, Daft Punk, Feder, Ofenbach, Martin Solveig or DJ snake, lol the french touch is still alive and like that ESC would become a big dancefllor with big DJ battles lol

NickC
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NickC

They are really playing Bulgaria’s game. And We know how it turned out last year…

bastian
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bastian

exactly and I LOVED their failure 🙂 Bye BNT

Susan
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Susan

It’s the song and the performance that matters. These teasers are just for fun for the Eurovision fans. 90% of people don’t know the song until the Grand Final day.

Polegend Godgarina
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Cyprus is 100% unpretentious about it, unlike BNT which was trying too hard turning soulless cookie cutter songs into artsy fartsy projects.

Jack
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Jack

Don’t get our hopes and excitement up too high Cyprus! I appreciate their enthusiasm and buzz which they seemed to have kept after what Eleni Foureira brought this year, it’s been 22 years since the Mediterranean island last finished Top 10 consecutively which is a very long time.

Star
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Star

I doubt Cyprus will be able to outdo Eleni and her fuego anytime soon. There might be attempts at replicating her, but it’s a fairly steep challenge, if not impossible.

Joe
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Joe

I think recent history has proven that for a Eurovision banger to win, there’s gotta be something really special about it. I think the reason songs like Fuego and Always and the like can do well but not actually win is because they lack that extra spark that pushes a song over into winner territory. Wild Dances and My Number One were just spectacular enough to carry it off, but I can only think of three proper bangers that have taken top honors this decade, and each has something really unique about it (the intense staging and huge sound of… Read more »

paul
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paul

i think your right,its always something more like an entertainment act/song to win its going to be difficult or even impossible for a country like cyprus to go the final step. I hope I am proved wrong and would love cyprus to do well/even win but I think last year was a one off and will take a long time to repeat (if ever). eleni was also not rated to highly before the rehersals began,then shot to the top of the rankings. hyping next years entry in advance dropping hints etc can be a recipe for dissapointment. as I say… Read more »

American ESC Fan
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Can’t wait for another banger! First Armenia (YouTube Channel) and now Cyprus! This is gonna be good!

Jake
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Jake

Congratulations CYBC and Cyprus. You found success at Eurovision and have turned your internal song selection into a guessing game like BNT and Bulgaria did last year. Hopefully it won’t have the same result. But we already know that Alex P is writing this song and he will bring his Swedish buddies to help. So this will be another Swedish production when it’s all said and done. Just like last year we knew it would be TWIN writing and producing again a Swedish produced song out of Bulgaria.

voix
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voix

oh my god Robyn, A for effort but most of the scenarios are wrong. Members of the team behind the Martin Garix song have worked before with Alex P, having co written uloved for tamta in 2015. They give hints for the song writers,and it seems they are plenty

Jo.
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Jo.

yeah, I think it’s Bonn + Alex P too, the next hint might be about the singer, potentially Tamta.

Denis
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Denis

Like that Cyprus involves the fans and keeps us guessing instead of just dropping it straight away! A fun way to create interest!

EmilyG
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EmilyG

The song they used for the second quiz is so bad that if the Cypriot entry is similar to that I can see them as NQ

Aris
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Aris

Bonn and Alex P wrote the song “Unloved” for Tamta in 2015

Nikki
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Nikki

Tamta singing an Alex P. pop song with electronic strikes through it. Cyprus is running on a high because of the Runner Up status, just like Bulgaria on the way up to Lisbon. Just I hope Tamta doesn’t end up with some bones, she deserves better.

Aris
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Aris

Go Cyprus!

Roelof Meesters
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Roelof Meesters

I would be so extremely salty if Martin Garrix would write a song For Cyprus and not For The Netherlands, but I don’t think that will happen. I do think Cyprus Will come with a banger this year, but we’ll have to wait and see.

Loin dici
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Loin dici

Not every speculation is going to happen, but IMHO this has something to do with Tamta, Alex P, and the genre.