Cyprus: Panagiotis Koufogiannis wins X Factor Greece: potential Eurovision candidate

by Sanjay (Sergio) Jiandani 1,771 views

Last night saw the grand victory of Cypriot Panagiotis Koufogiannis on X Factor Greece. The multi talented Cypriot artist won the hearts of young and old, and was declared the winner of the talent show. He’s now seen as one of the potential candidates to represent Aphrodite’s island in our beloved favorite television show come next year.

X Factor Greece is aired on Greek channel SKAI and hosted by none other than Sakis Rouvas (Greece 2004, 2009 and 2006 ESC host). Panagiotis was coached by famous Greek singer Giorgos Mazonakis during the shows. The Cypriot artist has now gained much fame and recognition both in Greece and Cyprus thanks to his participation in the show, gearing up a large fan following amongst the younger generations.

The young upcoming Cypriot star is the hot favorite amongst fans to fly the Cypriot flag at next year’s Eurovision edition. Panagiotis is a multi facetted artist who is all in one: a singer, a composer, producer and musician and would be ready to go to Eurovision if he had the right song and the opportunity striked!

Panagiotis’ performance at last night’s X Factor final.

The Eurovision connection

Eurovision fans will be familiar with Panagiotis Koufogiannis as competed in the 2015 Cypriot Eurovision national selection where he placed 2nd in the grand final, after winning the televote. Cyprus is yet to confirm its participation at the forthcoming 2018 Eurovision Song Contest and determine its selection process for Portugal.

Without your love ( Cypriot 2015 Eurovision national final)

Would you like to see Panagotis represent Cyprus at the forthcoming 2018 Eurovision Song  Contest in Portugal? If so what kind of song should he sing in Eurovision?