CyBC, the Cypriot national broadcaster has confirmed to ESCToday that the 2017 Cypriot representative Hovig will release his Eurovision entry Gravity on Wednesday 1st March.
Hovig travelled to Stockholm recently in order to record his Eurovision entry. Hovig was selected via an internal selection by CyBC in order to represent Cyprus at the 2017 ESC in Kyiv.
Hovig is no new face when it comes to Eurovision, he’s tried to represent Cyprus at the Eurovision Song Contest twice, namely in 2010 and 2015.
He competed at the 2015 Cypriot Eurovision national selection with his entry Stone in a river. Hovig Dermirjian is of Armenian origin and is based in Cyprus, he has participated in the 2nd season of X-Factor Greece, hence he enjoys recognition both in Cyprus and Greece.
Hovig’s Eurovision song has been composed by none other than Thomas G:son who has composed and produced a number of past Eurovision entries: Sweden 2006, 2012 (winning entry), Georgia (2013, 2016), Cyprus (2016), Spain (2012, 2015).
Cyprus debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1981 an is yet to win the competition. The country achieved its best placing the contest in 1982, 1997 and 2004 when it came 5th
The 2017 Eurovision Song Contest is scheduled on 9, 11 and 13 May at the IEC in Kyiv, Ukraine.