Cyprus: Hovig to Kyiv?

by Sanjay (Sergio) Jiandani 1,015 views

Thunder and lightning it’s getting exciting, as the countdown to the announcement of the Cypriot 2017 Eurovision representative draws closer, media both in Cyprus and Greece are tipping Hovig to be the lucky act who will fly the Cypriot flag in Kyiv at the forthcoming 2017 Eurovision Song Contest.

CyBC will be revealing the name of the 2017 Cypriot Eurovision representative tomorrow, Friday 21 October. Cyprus has gone internal once again in order to select its Eurovision act, as was the case in 2016. Is the man in the profile picture below Hovig?


Hovig is no new face when it comes to Eurovision, he competed at the 2015 Cypriot Eurovision national selection with his entry Stone in a river.  Hovig Dermirjian is of Armenian origin and is based in Cyprus, he has participated in the 2nd season of  X-Factor Greece, hence he enjoys recognition both in Cyprus and Greece.

In 2016 Cyprus selected Minus One via an internal selection in order to fly the Cypriot flag at the ESC in Stockholm. The all boy rockband made Cyprus proud with their entry Alter ego.

Cyprus debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1981 an is yet to win the competition. The country achieved its best placing the contest in 1982, 1997 and 2004 when it came 5th.

The 2017 Eurovision Song Contest is scheduled to be held on 9, 11 and 13 May at the IEC in Kyiv.

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