The national broadcasters of both Greece and Cyprus have reportedly approached Tamta to represent them at Eurovision 2019.
According to Alpha News in Cyprus the national broadcasters of both Greece and Cyprus have approached Tamta to represent them at Eurovision 2019 in Israel. Alpha News reports that CyBC has been in talks with the Georgian born singer for a number of weeks and that ERT has stepped in to talks with Tamta in recent days.
Tamta has regularly been tipped to represent Greece at the Eurovision Song Contest, having taken part in the Greek selection in 2007. She has also approached ERT according to reports about representing them since 2010, but has been turned down. Tamta was also approached last year by CyBC regarding Eurovision participation according to Alpha News, but turned down the offer due to a busy schedule.
Eurovision Fun reports that Cypriot delegation are once again working with Alex P on their entry for Tel Aviv. Alex P wrote “Fuego” which brought Cyprus their best ever result at the Eurovision Song Contest, with Eleni Foureira finishing 2nd at the 2018 contest. Alex P has worked with Tamta before and written numerous hits for her.
Cyprus debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1981. Their best result was in 2018, with Eleni Foureira and performance of the song “Fuego” won second place with 436 points. Before then, their best results in the contest came in the form of three fifth place finishes. In 2004, Lisa Andreas performed “Stronger Every Minute” in Istanbul, Turkey. She finished 5th in the final scoring 170 points, which included 12 points from Greece. They also placed fifth in 1997 with Hara & Andreas Constantinou and their song “Mana mou”, and in 1982 with Anna Vissi’s “Mono i agapi.” Cyprus withdrew from the Eurovision Song Contest in 2014 due to financial difficulties but returned again in 2015.