This evening, the first audition show of the Cypriot national selection The Eurovision Project 2015 kicked off in the host city of Nicosia.
9 acts auditioned in front of the jury consisting of 4 members – Alex Panayi (Cyprus 1995 & 2000), Despina Olympiou (Cyprus 2013), Elena Patroklou (Cyprus 1991) and Tasos Trifonos.
The 9 acts which competed in the first audition show were Eva Diva, Nikolas Leventis, Aimily Charalampous, Nikolas Mavromichalis, Christodoula Tsaggara, Ifigenia Loukaidou featuring Lyrical Eye, Iosif Charalampous, Elena Kousi and Maria Evangelou. However, only 4 qualified to the next stage of the selection.
The 4 qualifiers
- Eva Diva – Come and fight for freedom
- Aimily Charalampous – Right in
- Iosif Charalampous – I wanna dance (I say tempo)
- Maria Evangelou – Still
The second round of auditions kick off next Sunday on the 14 December where another set of contestants will audition to the special jury. The jury will then decide which artists should qualify to the next stage of the selection – the Eurochallenge stage. You can check out the schedule below and read more about the selection here.
Eurovision Song Project 2015 schedule
- 07/12: Audition show 1
- 14/12: Audition show 2
- 21/12: Audition show 3
- 26/12: Audition show 4
- 28/12: Audition show 5
- 04/01: Audition show 6
- 11/01: Audition show 7
- 18/01: Eurochallenge 1 – Show 8 (20 acts)
- 25/01: Eurochallange 2 – Show 9 (10 acts)
- 01/02: Grand Final – Show 10 (6 acts)