Omega TV reports that Kalomira is now the new front runner to represent Cyprus at the Eurovision Song Contest 2021.
Kalomira who represented Greece at Eurovision 2008, is reported to be the new favourite to represent Cyprus at the Eurovision Song Contest 2021. Following Eleni Foureira’s decision not to return in 2021, the singer is reported to be having positive discussions with RIK about participating in next years contest.
According to Alexandros Taramountas is currently discussing with RIK about competing in the contest for Cyprus and is waiting to hear the potential songs for the 2021 contest. After she has heard the songs the singer will reportedly make a decision as to whether she wants to represent Cyprus in Rotterdam.
Kalomira first revealed her interest in competing in Eurovision 2021 in an interview with Songfestival.be. Kalomira said that she had previously considered returning to the contest in 2018, as it would have marked a decade since she finished second in the contest with “Secret Combination”. She added that she had been approached in 2020 about competing for Greece.
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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.