Today it has been revealed by CyBC that the Cypriot song for the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 will be released on March 1st.
Hovig had been internally selected to represent Cyprus at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, and over the past week has been releasing multiple hints as to the title of his song on his Facebook and Twitter. The first hint was released on Sunday, and simply pictured a spaceman’s helmet. The second was released on Monday, and featured the scientific equation “g0 = 9.80665 m/s2”, which stands for gravitational acceleration. Finally, the third hint was the word “_R_V_ _ Y”.
It is highly likely that the title of his song will be “Gravity”, and we already know that it has been written by Thomas G:son. G:son is most famous for his winning song Euphoria back in 2012, as well as working with other countries more recently such as Spain and Georgia. In the past week they have been working together in Stockholm, Sweden, to record the entry, and it seems that it’s in its final stages before its release at the beginning of March. Currently the Cypriot team are filming the music video for Gravity, with Emilios Avraham working on it after directing Minus One’s video last year.
Cyprus had internally selected Hovig to represent them in Kyiv, Ukraine. He most recently took part in their National Selection back in 2015 with his song “Stone In A River” where he finished 4th, and also tried the selection in 2010. Like many other Greek Eurovision stars such as Eleftheria Eleftheriou (Greece 2012) and Ivi Adamou (Cyprus 2012), Hovig took part in the X Factor Greece, finishing 7th in the second series.
Hovig has already started promoting across Europe since before the New Year, as he travelled to Yerevan, where he performed his 2015 song “Stone In A River” at Armenia’s National Final Depi Evratesil as part of the interval. Hovig is of Armenian heritage, but lives in Cyprus.