Who will represent Cyprus at the Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna? Follow the action with us at ESCToday, as the Eurovision Song Project reaches audition show number three TONIGHT.
About the show
Broadcast by national broadcaster CyBC and filmed in the country’s capital Nicosia, the Eurovision Song Project kicked off on Sunday 7 December 2014.
The four acts who qualified to the Eurochallenge stage of the competition from the first audition show are listed here, next to their successful entries.
A total of five acts qualified from last week’s second audition show, which took place on Sunday 14 December 2014. See their names and entries here.
The four-person jury of Alex Panayi, Despina Olympiou, Elena Patroklou and Tasos Trifonos will again select an as yet undetermined number of acts to proceed to the Eurochallenge shows, which commence on Sunday 18 January 2015. Alex Panayi, Despina Olympiou and Elena Patroklou have all previously represented Cyprus at Eurovision.
How to watch[alert-info]The Eurovision Song Project, which starts at 20:30 CET, will be aired on the following channels:
- RIK 1
- RIK Sat via satellite (Hotbird)
- CyBC website
The story so far
Cyprus debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest of 1981, and the Mediterranean country has made a total of thirty-one appearances to date. Cyprus has yet to win Eurovision, with their best results being fifth place finishes for Anna Vissi (Mono i agapi, 1982), Hara and Andreas Constantinou (Mana mou, 1997) and Lisa Andreas (Stronger every minute, 2004). Will the ambitious new Eurovision Song Project help Cyprus to clinch a first victory in Vienna next year?
Check out the Eurovision Song Project schedule below:
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: Eurochallenge 2 – Show 9 (10 acts)
- 01/02: Grand Final – Show 10 (6 acts)
And read all about the Eurovision Song Project’s format here.