Good evening everyone, Cyprus calling! The big moment for the island of Aphrodite is here, as Eleni Foureira is setting us on… Fuego with the release of her Eurovision entry! A few moments ago, the Cypriot national broadcaster CyBC made public the song with which Eleni will be flying to Lisbon, during their main news bulletin!
She’s got the… Fuego!
The Mediterrenean island seems to have set the bar high for Eurovision 2018 and thus they chose the Greek pop star Eleni Foureira to be their exquisite representative with the uptempo dance entry Fuego, composed by the highly acclaimed Swedish-Greek musician Alex Papaconstantinou, and the world-renowned Sacha Jean-Baptiste to become the woman who will be responsible for her stage presence at Lisbon’s Altice Arena.
Following countless hours of work which are still ongoing, Eleni Foureira and her team are pleased to present their song along with its official music video, having been shot in the Greek capital of Athens.
You may listen to the Cypriot 2018 entry right below. Which are your first impressions?
Eleni Foureira and CyBC had been preparing us over the last few days with posts on their social media and Instagram stories:
About Eleni Foureira
Eleni Foureira began her music career by joining the female-band Mystique in 2007, but she went on a solo career two years later, after the band’s break up.
She released her first self-titled album in 2010, having unveiled 3 more personal albums since. Her first Eurovision attempt took place in 2010, when she tried to represent Greece along with Manos Pyrovolakis and the song Kivotos tou Noe (Noah’s Ark), but they came 2nd. 3 years later, she performed during the 2013 Greek national final with the 2004 Eurovision winner Ruslana, a renowned version of her victorious entry Wild dances.
Eleni has joined forces with a number of acclaimed Greek singers and is currently performing on the stage of Athinon Arena with Antonis Remos, one of the most successful and recognized artists in the country.
Some of her most well-known singles are Reggeaton, Anemos agapis, Pio erotas pethaineis, Rantevou stin paralia and De sou hrostao agapi. Here is her latest hit Vasilissa (Queen), official soundtrack of the Greek film Bachelor 2:
Cyprus at Eurovision
Cyprus made its first Eurovision appearance in 1981, with the music group Island and the song Monika, which finished in a respectable 6th place. The country is yet to experience a Eurovision victrory, as its best outcome is the 5th place, achieved three times in the past (in 1982, 1997 and 2004). The latter is the island’s most recent Top 10 placing.
Last year, the island of the Meditterenean was represented by the former participant of The X-Factor Greece Hovig, who was internally selected to perform the song Gravity. Cyprus made it to the final for a 3rd consecutive time, but finished in 21st place with 68 points.
Cyprus will participate in the 2nd half of the first semi-final on 8 May.