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? ??…
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…
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 ……
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
- 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…
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!