Greek media reports that Alex Papaconstantinou will again be the songwriter behind the Cypriot entry for the Eurovision Song Contest.
Alex Papaconstantinou will be the Cypriot songwriter for the Eurovision Song Contest for the fourth time according to TVNEA. According to the report Alex will travel to Athens next week to meet with PANIK records and Eleni Foureira to discuss the Cypriot broadcasters proposals for next years Eurovision Song Contest.
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
- Cyprus – 2019 – Tamta – Replay
Reports on the involvement of Alex P in the next Cypriot entry come shortly after Greek media stated that Eleni Foureira is being approached to represent Cyprus at Eurovision 2021.
Earlier this year Eleni was reported to have been approached by RIK for Eurovision 2021, at the time the broadcaster denied the reports, stating discussions with record labels had not yet commenced.
Image Source: Eurovision.tv / 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.