On  13 January, Czech Television will reveal the seven acts competing in the Czech Republic‘s national final for Eurovision 2020. But until then, the broadcaster is unveiling a series of clues hinting at who will be competing for the ticket to Rotterdam. The first four clues have already dropped, so let’s take a look!

Clue one: There are 11 people involved

The first clue confirmed that while fans already know that seven acts will participate, there will be a total of 11 people involved.

From this, we can safely conclude that the line-up will include at least one act. It could be one five-piece band, or possibly a four-piece band and one duo, or even a collection of smaller groups.

P?ejeme VÁM VŠEM krásnou první adventní ned?li ?.. a máme pro vás p?ipravený speciální EUROVIZNÍ ADVENTNÍ KALENDÁ? ??…

Posted by Eurovision Song Contest Czech Republic on Sunday, December 1, 2019

Clue two: From zero to 1,500 live shows

The second clue looked at the number of live shows each of the seven acts has played over their career. In the case of any groups competing, the list only looks at shows performed as the group, not solo members.

At the top of the list is an act who has played over 1,500 shows. This suggests a veteran act who has been performing for decades. Fan speculation suggests a well-established rock act.

Further down the list, one of the acts has performed over 350 times, while another has clocked up around 300. Next, another of the acts has 76 gigs to their name. This suggests all established artists who will be familiar names to Czech audiences.

At the bottom of the list is one act who has played only four gigs and two acts with zero live performances to their credit. But this doesn’t necessarily mean total newcomers — it could include a newly formed duo or group whose individual members are experienced solo performers.

Tak co, t?šili jste se na dnešní den? Až si otev?ete další okénko ?????NÁPOV?DA #2?:Máme 7 finalist?, 11 um?lc? a…

Posted by Eurovision Song Contest Czech Republic on Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Clue three: Shoe sizes

Two years ago, Czech Television released photos of the footwear of the competing finalists for 2018. This time they’re offering another foot-related clue, with shoe sizes.

The shoe sizes of all 11 participants were given, in European sizes. They are: 35, 37, 37.5, 40.5, 41, 42, 42.5, three people with a size 43, and the biggest being a 45.5.

On average, women have smaller sized feet than men — though it’s not unheard of for the opposite to be true. So as the range includes a higher number of larger sizes, it strongly suggests that a majority of the acts are men. This also points to one of the acts being an all-male group, with other clues suggesting a rock band.

P?EJEME KRÁSNOU 2. ADVENTNÍ NED?LI ?… a JEDEME dál ?????NÁPOV?DA #3?:Tohle bude HODN? DIVNÉ ?, ale co už ……

Posted by Eurovision Song Contest Czech Republic on Sunday, December 8, 2019

Clue four: Musical genres

The most recent clue reveals the musical genre of the seven competing songs. The acts each defined the songs as having these genres:

  • Organic pop
  • Dream pop
  • Indie pop
  • Emo pop
  • Afro pop
  • Reggaetón
  • Planned coincidence punk pop

The first six of the seven genres are fairly self-explanatory, but we have to admit we’re a little puzzled by “Planned coincidence punk pop”. This isn’t a translation either — the English term was listed. We know what punk-pop is but we’re wondering where “planned coincidence” comes into it. Is it some sort of experimental music technique? Regardless, it would be a great name for a punk-pop band!

Letí to jako blázen a 7. finalist? se dozvíte už za m?síc a dva dny, ale p?edtím vás ?eká ješt? posledních pár nápov?d…

Posted by Eurovision Song Contest Czech Republic on Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Broadcaster CT will drop out more hints, promising two clues per week until Christmas. The seven acts will be revealed on 13 January 2020.

What do you think the clues are suggesting? Who is the veteran with 1,500 shows? Who will serve Czech reggaetón realness? Tell us your thoughts below!

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Lazarevfan95
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Emo pop sounds right up my street but I am curious to know what planned coincidence punk pop is ? I love punk pop so I hope I love whatever this is!!

Namaste ale
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Namaste ale

Live performances: Not a bad clue
Genre: Again, not a bad clue
Shoe size: Not a bad……wait, what?

Sabrina
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Sabrina

Reggaeton aside, the other genres sound interesting. Even if I have no clue about what would be a planned coincidence punk pop act.

filipko54
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filipko54

These clues are just stupid and say nothing, it annoys me every year, but for them it seems it’s very funny (I’m Czech btw)

Tom
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Tom

The same for me and i am not from CZ , but i understand language ….

Luuk
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Luuk

I hope one of the acts is I love you Honey Bunny

West
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West

My guess is 6 men and 5 women – the only uncertain shoe sizes are 41 (but this is most likely a woman) and 42 (it’s my shoe size and is really hard to buy women shoes in this size – so could be a woman, but it’s not common for women to have it). Maybe the “planned coincidence” means that it was supposed to be a pop song that just so happened to sound a little punk. Anyway people are saying that one of the finalists could be Marta Jandová, because recently someone introduced her by saying that she… Read more »

Jakub
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Jakub

I didn’t expect emo pop still exists 😀 but judging from these music genres it can be really interesting

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

those genres are interesting ! v curious bout the emo pop one

Mr Vanilla Bean
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Well, that’s a shock. We can already rule out me. They seem to have ditched me because my size is too big. Oh well, I can always team up with Aly Ryan for whoever.

helloagain
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helloagain

I now know all the acts, they definately should made it more difficult.. Shoe sizes were way too easy and telling

Loin dici
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Who are they?

Joudys123
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Joudys123

Tell me

Ziv
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Ziv

I think helloagain is being ironic though

Joe
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Joe

I’m guessing “planned coincidence” is more of a cheeky way of reflecting the circumstances leading to those particular artists collaborating (like, they’ve always wanted to, and what a coincidence! Their schedules just so happen to line up through May 2020!).

Erasmus
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Erasmus

hmm, you can’t really guess anything from these..