Vangelis Kakouriotis has stated his interest in competing in the Eurovision Song Contest for Cyprus.
The singer Vangelis Kakouriotis has stated in an interview with Hello Magazine, that he would be interested in representing Cyprus at the Eurovision Song Contest. The singer was reported in the Greek media last year as one of the acts shortlisted by CyBC for the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest.
Speaking to Hello he commented:
There has been a lot of discussion with my colleagues about Eurovision. I feel and am ready for such a move! Cyprus has always supported me in every step, it will be my great joy and honor if I am given the opportunity to support it too!
CyBC is holding another internal selection to find its representative for the Eurovision Song Contest 2021. The Cypriot broadcaster opted not to select Sandro, who had been chosen for the 2020 contest, to return to the contest next year in Rotterdam.
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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.