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
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!