Alex P has been confirmed by CyBC as the composer behind the Cypriot entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2019.
CyBC, the Cypriot national broadcaster has confirmed that Alex P will once again be composing the nations entry for the Eurovision Song Contest. The creative team behind the Cypriot entry for Tel Aviv is set to be formed of Alex P, Teddy Sky, Viktor Svensson, Albin Nedler and Kristofer Fogelmark.
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. During the course of his over 15 year career, he has been involved in the following Eurovision entries:
- Azerbaijan – 2009 – Aysel & Arash – Always
- Cyprus – 2012 – Ivi Adamou – La la love
- Cyprus – 2018 – Eleni Foureria – Fuego
CyBC is expected to internally select their participant for Eurovision 2019, with the broadcaster reportedly in discussions with Tamta to represent the island in Israel.
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.