Cyprus: Deep Zone disqualified

by Stella Floras 119 views

The Cypriot final for the selection of the local representative for the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest sees yet another change after the withdrawal of Nothing is real. The song submitted by the Bulgarian 2008 representatives, Deep Zone, has been disqualified for breeching the CyBC rule about the songs being made available before the night of the final.

The song Play, written by Miglena Staneva and performed by Deep Zone, has been disqualified from the Cypriot final as it was announced by RIK today. The broadcaster’s rules state clearly that no part of the finalist songs can be made available before the night of the final where they will be heard for the first time. Play was found to have been made available on file sharing sites and youtube and although it was withdrawn soon enough the rules have been broken.

Play will not be replaced in the final lineup which now looks like this:

Angel – Konstantinos Christoforou
I'm gonna be – Evagoras Evagorou
Life looks better in spring – Jon Lilygreen & The Islanders
Goodbye– Hovig Demirjian
Rhapsody – Vivian Douglas
You gotta go – Anthi Pashi
Island of love – Konstantinos Kontozis Soulthrow
Waiting -Andreas Economedes
Like a woman- Nicole Paparistodemou

The Cypriot final starts at 8.15 CET on Sunday 7th February and it will be broadcast from RIK1, RIK Sat and Cypriot Radio 3. There will also be a live webcast available on the CyBC website for international fans.

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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.