Eurovision 2005 winner Helena Paparizou has revealed she was approached by CyBC to represent Cyprus at Eurovision 2021.
Helena Paparizou has today revealed that she was approached to compete in the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 for Cyprus. In an interview on Tet a Tet on Alpha Cyprus she revealed that CyBC had approached to her for this years contest but declined the offer.
The winner of Eurovision 2005 revealed that the proposal she was presented by CyBC did not including performing “El Diablo”. Eurovision Fun reports that it has been rumored that she was approached to compete with the song “Colors” which went on to be performed in the Croatian selection for Eurovision.
This is not the first time that the Cypriot broadcaster has approached Helena Paparizou to represent the nation at the Eurovision Song Contest. In 2018 she was in the running to compete with “Fuego” but declined, after which point Elenei Foureira was selected.
Cyprus is being represented by Elena Tsagrinou with the song “El Diablo” at the Eurovision Song Contest 2021.
Who is Elena Tsagrinou?
Elena Tsagrinou was born in Athens in 1994. Throughout the years, she has performed on the biggest music shows in Greece and Cyprus at a considerable number of concerts. She has collaborated with many other famous Greek artists such as Konstantinos Argyros and MELISSES.
Elena Tsagrinou was the very first act that was not planned to participate at the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest being confirmed, on November 25.
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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.