Evridiki, the Cypriot representative in the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest in Helsinki and Dimitris Korgialas, the songwriter of their Eurovision entry, Comme ci comme ca are leaving today, the 2nd of May, for Helsinki.
The entire Cypriot delegation is travelling today afternoon from Cyprus’s capital, Nicosia, where Evridiki and Dimitris have spent their last days before the contest rehearsing their song and generally getting ready for their performance.
Evridiki’s appearance on stage will be in good hands since designer <i>Christoforos Kotentos<i/> accepted to take care of her “shiny” dress.
But that’s not all. On stage, besides Dimitris Korgialas, Evridiki will be accompanied by 4 more musicians. Dimitris Horianopoulos will be in drums, Yiannis Skoutaris in keybords, Froso Stylianou and Mariana Gerasimidou (known from the TV show Fame story 4) in backing vocals.
The Cypriot delegation will also include the producer of RIK, the Cypriot broadcaster, Kleitos Kleitou, Mrs Evi Papamichael who has the responsibility for the Cypriot entry and Vaso Komninou, the Cypriot commentator for both semifinal and final.
Cyprus has to go through the semifinal cause Anette Artani didn’t make it to the final in Athens last year.
And while Evridiki is travelling to Helsinki having her first rehearsal on Thursday the 3rd of May, RIK is preparing various television shows about the Eurovision Song Contest and Evridiki.
The Cypriot broadcaster, has announced that on Saturday the 5th and on Sunday the 6th of May at 18:40 local time,they will be airing the three shows that will be broadcasted by YLE, the Finnish national television. The show <i>Eurovision Countdown<i/>, will be dedicated to the Eurovision Song Contest 2007 and it will be presented by Jani Toivola and Ulrika Eriksson.
The Cypriot national television is also preparing a show dedicated to their Comme ci, comme caand especially to Evridiki and Dimitris Korgialas.
On the 10th of May, right before the semifinal begin RIK, will dedicate an one hour show to their two representatives. The show will start at 21:15preceeding the semifinal.