Star TV reports that Cypriot broadcaster RIK is requesting a meeting with Tamta to review the potential Cypriot songs for Eurovision 2019.
According to Star TV RIK is wishing to meet with Tamta to review all of the possible songs that could represent Cyprus in Tel Aviv. Contrary to previous reports that the Cypriot entry had been recorded, RIK is according to Star TV still reviewing possible songs for the contest.
Eurovision Fun adds that a total of four international songwriters have been approached by RIK to compose entries for the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. Linnea Deb according to the Greek site is one of the international songwriters to have submitted a song to RIK. Linnea Deb has been behind a number of Eurovision entries including Måns Zelmerlöw’s winning entry “Heroes” and “Monsters” which represented Finland in 2017.
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 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.