Cypriot artist Hovig has released an acoustic version of his Eurovision 2017 song “Gravity”.
Hovig represented Cyprus at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv, Ukraine back in May. With his song “Gravity”, written and composed by Thomas G:son, he bagged a 21st place finish in the Grand Final. Now he has returned with an acoustic version of the song.
Listen to the song below:
2017 was not the first time Hovig attempted to represent his country at the Eurovision Song Contest. In 2010, he took part in the national final in which he placed 3rd with “Goodbye”. 5 years later he returned once again to the national final where he placed 4th with “Stone in a River”.
Next year Cyprus is returning to a national final selection process to select their 2018 participant. They last used this method in 2015, which saw John Karagiannis represent the island with the song “One Thing I Should Have Done”, marking Cyprus’ return after a year break. He took Cyprus into their first final since 2012, and began a run of qualifications for the country.
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Cyprus debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1981. Their best result in the contest came in the form of three fifth place finishes. Their highest points finish came in 2004 when Lisa Andreas performed “Stronger Every Minute” in Istanbul, Turkey. She finished 5th in the final scoring 170 points, which included 12 points from Greece. Cyprus withdrew from the Eurovision Song Contest in 2014 due to financial difficulties, but returned again in 2015 where they were represented by John Karagiannis.