Cyprus: Minus One to Stockholm?

by Sanjay (Sergio) Jiandani 308 views

Is the Cypriot boy-band Minus One heading to Stockholm next year? Rumour has it that the Cypriot rock band will be chosen internally by RIK in order to fly the Cypriot flag at the forthcoming 2016 Eurovision Song Contest.

Cypriot webportal is speculating that Minus One might the be act that will fly the Cypriot flag at the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest. We must note that CyBC is yet to announce its plans for Eurovision 2016 as well as the mechanism it will use to select its 2016 Eurovision act and entry.

Minus One shot to fame earlier this year when they competed in the 2015 Cypriot Eurovision national selection. They competed in the 2015 Cypriot national final with their entry Shine. The boys have gained much name, fame and recognition in their homeland thanks to their participation in Eurovision Project 2015.

CYBC, the Cypriot national broadcaster confirmed to ESCToday last month that it is likely to opt for an internal selection in order to select its Eurovision act and entry for Stockholm.

In 2015 Cyprus selected its Eurovision entry and act via a national selection. John Karayiannis represented Cyprus at the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest with his entry One thing I should have done.

The 2016 Eurovision Song Contest is scheduled to be held on 10, 12 and 14 May at the Ericsson Arena in Stockholm.

Cyprus debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1981 with Island and is yet to win the event. The country achieved its best placing in the contest in 1981 with Anna Vissi, in 1997 with Hara and Andreas and in 2004 with Lisa Andreas when it came 5th in the competition.

Stay tuned to ESCToday for the latest news on Cyprus and the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest.