CyBC have just announced the ten songs who will participate in the country's final phase of the Cypriot preselection for the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest. Among them many familiar names such as Constantinos Christoforou who has already represented Cyprus three times (in 1996, 2002 as a member of One and 2005) and Mike Connaris who composed Lisa Andreas' Stronger every minute.
Seventy five songs were received by the Cypriot broadcaster in response to their open call for songs. A specially appointed jury selected ten of them today to take part in the country's national final on 7th February. The names of the performers have not been announced yet.
These are the ten finalists:
Nothing is real, Music: Nasos Lambrianidis and Melis Konstantinou, Lyrics: Nasos Lambrianidis
Island of love, Music and lyrics: onstantinos Kountouzis
Play, Music and lyrics:Milena Staneva
Like a woman, Music and lyrics:Mike Connaris
Angel, Music: Constantinos Christoforou, lyrics: Zinon Zompilis
I'm gonna be, Music:Marios Melekis and Christos Filippou, lyrics: Anthi Pashi
You gotta go, Music and lyrics: Anthi Pashi
Goodbye, Music and lyrics:Valeria Partali
Rhapsody, Music: Leanna Varnavidou, lyrics: Leanna Varnavidou and Helena Antoniou
Life looks better in spring, Music: Nasos Lambrianidis and Melis Konstantinou, lyrics: Nasos Lambrianidis
Evi Papamichail, the Cypriot Head of Delegation, stated that according to the seven-member jury the quality of the submitted songs was quite high this year at least production wise.
According to eurovision-greece.com, I'm gonna be will be performed by Evagoras Evagorou who was the backing vocalist for Cyprus in 2003 and also took part in the Cypriot final in 2004 and 2006 placing 4th and 3rd respectively.