It’s when the Eurovision and Eleni Foureira’s fire reaches the other side of the Atlantic! This is a kind of news not actually expected! Johnny Weir, the two-time Olympic figure skater and fashion designer, announced via his official Twitter account that he’s preparing a number to the Cypriot 2018 entry, Fuego, as part of his upcoming performances.
With the tweet below, Johnny Weir talks about his next professional project, which saw Eleni Foureira pleasantly respond with a red heart. In parallel, the figure skater states that David Wilson will be responsible for his number’s choreography, while Monarch Butterflies will be featuring as a costume theme.
— Eleni Foureira (@foureira_eleni) July 18, 2018
Besides his pleasant announcement, he also posted a short teaser from his first-day rehearsals at the Skating Club of Wilmington, with a humorous comment “Back to school!”
First day back. ⛸ pic.twitter.com/00osPufZCt
— Johnny Weir (@JohnnyGWeir) July 18, 2018
Eleni Foureira at Eurovision
Last January, the popular Greek artist Eleni Foureira was internally selected by the Cypriot broadcaster CyBC to represent the nation at the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Lisbon, with the dance pop song Fuego, penned by the highly-acclaimed Swedish-Greek composer Alex Papaconstantinou and his team.
Following the rehearsals’ beginning in Lisbon, Eleni had been highly tipped as the hot favourite for the victory at the Grand Final, bringing Cyprus closer than ever to their first Eurovision trophy. Eventually, after progessing to the final, she came 2nd with a total of 436 points. This is the best result for the island of Aphrodite in the contest, since their debut in 1981.