That was a surprise! Despite the initial plans of the Cypriot broadcaster CyBC to release their 2019 Eurovision entry Replay on 5 March, the leak of a 2-minute part of a demo version of the song came to trigger an online uproar.
An mp3 file with the song’s demo was leaked earlier on social media and CyBC expressed immediately its great dissatisfaction with the developments. Apart from stating that this was its first demo version when talks with Tamta were still at an early stage, the most important of all is that the broadcaster declared that the final version of Replay will be much different than the leaked one.
Here’s the broadcaster announcement:
ANNOUNCEMENT With regards to the first demo take of "REPLAY" that allegedly was leaked, we would like to inform you…
You need my love on replay…
Following this uproar and due to the fans’ impatience to listen to the song, CyBC has decided to release a teaser of its official edition, on the official YouTube channel of the artist. Replay and its video clip will be fully unveiled on 5 March, during the broadcaster’s main news bulletin.
And now we may get a taste of Tamta’s actual entry for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest: