Cyprus’ song for the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 will be released on March 2nd.
Cypriot broadcaster CyBC has revealed that “Fuego” will be released at the beginning of next month. The song will be premiered on CyBC’s news show on Friday 2nd March at 19:00 CET.
“Fuego” was composed by Alex P, who was also behind many other Eurovision songs such as “La La Love” (Cyprus 2012), and “Yassou Maria” (Greece 2007). Sacha Jean-Baptiste will also be the artistic director for the Cypriot delegation in Lisbon. The song will be sung by internally selected singer Eleni Foureira.
Yesterday Eleni and her team had finished filming the music video for her Eurovision song, that took place in the area of Marathon. The director of the clip is Apollo Papatheocharis.
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.