It’s Giannis Karagiannis for Cyprus!
Giannis Karagiannis will fly the flag for Cyprus at the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest with One thing I should have done, which won the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Project this evening.
Produced by CyBC (the national broadcaster of Cyprus), the Eurovision Song Project commenced on Sunday 7 December 2014. A total of sixty contestants were reduced to twenty via six audition rounds. Ten contestants made it past the first Eurochallenge round, and the six finalists were selected by the Jury after the second and final Eurochallenge round. Catch up with all the past Eurovision Song Project action here.
Live from the country’s capital city Nicosia, the show was presented by Antri Kerantoni and webcasts were available through the CyBC website and eurovision.tv. Giannis Karagiannis was selected by a combination of Jury and public votes. The Jury comprised of Alex Panayi, Despina Olympiou, Elena Patroklou (all of whom have previously represented Cyprus at the Eurovision Song Contest), actor and media personality Tasos Tryfonos and international guests Bruno Berberes (the former French Head of Delegation and executive producer of The Voice France) and Nicola Caligiore (Italian Head of Delegation). Fans chatted about the show on Twitter using the hashtag #eurovisionCY
Watch the winning entry below:
Giannis Karagiannis will represent Cyprus at the Eurovision Song Contest 2015, which will take place at the Wiener Stadthalle in Vienna, Austria on the 19, 21 and 23 May.