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Cyprus: Maria Christophorou Announced As Junior Eurovision Spokesperson

Maria Christophorou will be announcing the results from Cyprus at this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest.

Cypriot broadcaster CYBC has revealed to Eurovoix.com that Maria Christophorou will be announcing the voting results from Cyprus at Junior Eurovision 2017. Maria is 12 years old and goes to a grammar school in Limassol. She’s very good friends with this year’s Cypriot entrant Nicole Nicolaou, and like Nicole, she can speak four different languages – Greek, Russian, English and French. Her hobbies include rhythmic gymnastics and playing the piano.

Cypriot participant Nicole Nicolaou had her second rehearsal yesterday, where she sang her song “I Wanna Be A Star”. Nicole is joined by three backing dancers in her performance, in addition to white LED blocks towards the back of the stage which she sits during the second verse. Notably, she now sings the second chorus in Greek instead of the original English. The colour scheme of her performance is white and gold. The LED screen adds some square patterns to the performance. Read more about how the first rehearsals went here and here.

Sixteen countries will take part in the 15th edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest this year, including returning country Portugal, who haven’t participated since 2007. The contest will take place at the Olympic Palace in Tbilisi, Georgia on Sunday 26th November 2017 at 16:00 – 18:00 CET. This is the first time Georgia has hosted any Eurovision event.

The running order for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2017 is as follows:

  1. Cyprus
  2. Poland
  3. The Netherlands
  4. Armenia
  5. Belarus
  6. Portugal
  7. Ireland
  8. FYR Macedonia
  9. Georgia
  10. Albania
  11. Ukraine
  12. Malta
  13. Russia
  14. Serbia
  15. Australia
  16. Italy

Source: CYBC

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