Cyprus calls for songs

by Stella Floras 68 views

RIK have launched their quest for the song which will represent the country in the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest to be held in Oslo in May. The Cyrpiot broadcaster will once more go for a national final, like they did in 2008 and 2009 and they invite Cypriots and European citizens residing in Cyprus to submit their bids until 27th November.

An open call for songs was launched today by the Cypriot broadcaster. The country's next representative in the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 will be selected during a televised national final by televote and jury vote at a 50-50 split as opposed to last year when it was the televoters alone who decided the outcome.

The contest is open to all Cypriot citizens as well as European citizens who have resided in Cyprus for the past two years at least. There are no restrictions as to the language of the songs but they cannot have been submitted to other broacasters for similar preselections.

A seven member jury will shortlist 20 songs, ten of which will finaly make it to the Cypriot final. As it is standard CyBC policy, no parts of the songs can be presented before the night of the final on TV, radio, internet or otherwise.

More information here (in Greek)

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Stella Floras

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