CyBC, the Cypriot national broadcaster revealed the 2013 Cypriot entry today at 16:00 CET during a special press conference which was aired live on CybC.
Despina Olympiou, the 2013 Cypriot representative presented her Eurovision entry on CyBC’s afternoon show Mazi at RIK.
Despina Olympiou– An me thimase official videoclip
The 2013 Cypriot entry is a ballad titled An me thimase and will be performed in Greek in Malmö. Despina’s entry 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.