Cyprus will be represented by Nicole Nicolaou at the 15th edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest this November in Tbilisi, Georgia.
Nicole Nicolaou was internally selected by the Cypriot national broadcaster to represent her country at this years Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Nicole will sing “I Wanna Be A Star” at this years contest in Tbilisi, Georgia.
The song has been written by three time Eurovision participant Constantinos who represented Cyprus at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1996, 2002 and 2005, with his best result coming at the 2002 contest in Tallinn, Estonia with the boy band One. He has also been the Greek spokesperson at the Eurovision Song Contest for the past two years. Nicole’s performance in Georgia will be choreographed by Antigoni Tasouri. Antigoni runs a Dance Academy in Cyprus and has worked in the dance industry for over 20 years.
Nicole’s song was submitted into the Cypriot selection for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2016. The song is expected to be revealed to the public during October.
Cyprus participated in last years Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Malta, represented by George Michaelides with the song “Dance Floor!”. He finished 16th in the final scoring 27 points, the worst result to date for the country in the competition. The highest points award to Cyprus came in the form of 8 points from the Serbian Adult Jury.
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Cyprus participated in the first Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2003 where they were represented by Theodora Rafti, she finished 14 with just 16 points. The countries best result came in 2004 when Marios Tofi finished 8th with the song “Oniera” scoring a total of 61 points. In 2008 Cyprus hosted the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, on home soil they were represented by Elena Mannouri & Charis Saava they finished 10th with 46 points. Cyprus returned to the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2016, having last participated in 2014 and 2009.