CyBC, the Cypriot national broadcaster will be holding a special press conference on Monday 20 October in order to reveal all the details and information regarding the 2015 Cypriot Eurovision national selection.
Cyprus will be back in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2015 after a year’s absence from the event in 2014. Cyprus decided to withdraw from the competition this year due to financial reasons.
The Cypriot broadcaster has confirmed to ESCToday that a total 0f 9 televised auditions will be aired leading up to the 2015 Cypriot Eurovision national final which is scheduled to be held on 1 February in Nicosia.
The televised auditions will kick off in December. The dates are yet to be confirmed. It is highly rumoured that former Cypriot Eurovision representatives Alex Panayi (Cyprus 1995, 2000), Despina Olympiou (Cyprus 2013), Elena Patroklou (Cyprus 1991) will be on the special jury pannel who will be responsible to select the acts competing in the national final, and will be joined by Tasos Tryfonos in their quest to deliberate the acts. The names of jury members are yet to be confirmed by the Cypriot broadcaster.
CyBC will be holding a press conference on Monday 20 October where more details regarding the 2015 Cypriot Eurovision national selection and project will be released along with names of the special jury who will be responsible to select the potential candidates for the competition.
Cyprus debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1981 with Island’s Monika and is yet to win Europe’s favourite television show. The Mediterranean island’s best placing at the contest has been a 5th placing in 1982, 1997, and 2004.
The last time Cyprus competed in the competion was in 2013 when Despina Olympiou represented Cyprus at the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest with her entry An me thimase, failing to qualify to the final.