The Cypriot entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 has been recorded as the nation gets closer to selecting singer for Tel Aviv.
ALPHA Cyprus reports that the Cypriot entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 has been recorded. According to the panel on the show, the song is reportedly better than “Fuego” which finished second at the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal.
Eurovision Fun reports that songwriter Alex P will be travelling to Cyprus with Sweden’s Christer Bjorkman to discuss the latest details of the nations participation in Israel. Alex P wrote “Fuego” which went on to be Cyprus’ best result in the Eurovision Song Contest and went on to be a charting hit across Europe.
According to previous reports Tamta has been approached by RIK to represent Cyprus in Tel Aviv. The singer has also reportedly been in discussions with Greece’s national broadcaster ERT about also representing the nation in Israel.
Source: Eurovision Fun
Cyprus in the Eurovision Song Contest
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.