The Cypriot Head of Delegation has revealed in an interview with TV Ethnos that the nation will begin its search for a 2021 artist at the end of August.
With a large number of artists showing an interest in representing Cyprus at Eurovision 2021, the nations Head of Delegation Evi Papamichael has spoken to TV Ethnos about the current state of Cyprus’ search for Eurovision 2021.
Ms Papamichael confirmed that CyBC is looking for an artist from Cyprus or Greece or with heritage from either country. She explained:
We are always open to consider and listen to any serious proposal. In recent years we have been collaborating with major record companies of Hellenism. Greece and Cyprus are as you know a single record and music market
The Head of Delegation added that there has been no contact so far between the Cypriot broadcaster and any of the interested singers. The search for the nations 2021 representative will not start until the end of August at which point CyBC will begin talking to record companies.
Looking ahead at the 2021 contest Ms Papamichael confirmed that Marvin Dietmann will be the artist director the nation at the contest in Rotterdam. Mr Dietmann was to stage the nations entry at Eurovision 2020 before the contest was cancelled.
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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.