CyBC, the Cypriot national broadcaster has informed esctoday.com that the 2013 Cypriot entry will be officially presented on 14 February during a live show Mazi at RIK, on RIK 1 at 15.00 CET.
Despina Olympiou, the 2013 Cypriot representative will be presenting her Eurovision entry live on Valentine’s day on CyBC’s afternon show Mazi at RIK. The show will kick off at 15.00 CET, whilst the song will be revealed at around 16.00 CET. The Cypriot song presentation will be aired live on RIK 1, RIK Sat and will be also be streamed live on RIK’s official website.
The 2013 Cypriot entry will be performed in Greek and has been composed by Andreas Giorgallis and penned by Xenon Zindilis.
Despina Olympiou enjoys fame and recognition both in Cyprus and Greece. She started her career in 1992 singing traditional songs from Greece and Cyprus. She also collaborated and did backing vocals with major singers in the Greek music industry like Haris Alexiou, Pantelis Thalassinos and Michalis Hadjiyannis.
Cyprus debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1981 with the group Island and is yet to win the contest. The Mediterranean island’s best placing at the Eurovision Song Contest has been a 5th placing in 1982, 1997 and 2004. Stay tuned to esctoday.com for the latest information on Cyprus and the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest. This year Cyprus is participating at the Second half of the first semi-final on 14 May.