Cyprus: Funk rock and a message from Marlain

by Stella Floras 65 views

Marlain Angelidou has done Eurovision before by representing Cyprus in the 1999 contest with Tha'nai erotas. This Saturday, she is trying once more in the Cypriot final with something entirely different, a song of her own that speaks about being rejected just for being different.

Rejection (Set me free) is a funk rock song inspired by Marlain Angelidou's days in the musical theatre. It has a message to convey about how being different from the norm can cause rejection but also how it makes one stronger in the end.

Just before starting rehearsals for the Cypriot final this Saturday, Marlain spoke to about her song and the story behind it, about her motives when entering the Eurovision run once more, about the contest itself and about her immediate plans.

Read the full Marlain Angelidou interiew here.

Visit Marlain's MySpace here where you can listen to her songs (not Rejection though as CyBC rules forbid that).

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Stella Floras

Thanks to Johnny Logan and Hold me now I fell in love with the Eurovision Song Contest, a love that's been going strong ever since with undiminished passion. My first memories date back to 1977 and the lyrics of Rock bottom, Dschinghis Khan and A ba ni bi are still engraved in my brain.

I joined in 2006 as a junior editor after being invited by Barry Viniker, I soon became Senior Editor and during the 2007 contest in Helsinki I was appointed Head of Communications. Today I hold the post of Head of Human Resources and I am proud to be working with the best editorial team in the world.