The die is cast on the island of Aphrodite! Following Eleni Foureira’s very successful 2nd place at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon, Cyprus quickly began the search for their next hopeful for our favourite competition, who, as everything seems, has already been selected internally and will be publicly known in due course.
It looks like Cyprus will fight hard for one more high placing on the final scoreboard and – why not? – for their first ever Eurovision victory. After several weeks of intense speculation on who will defend the island’s colours in Tel Aviv, the Cypriot national broadcaster CyBC is now closer than ever to revelations regarding their representation at the 64th Eurovision Song Contest.
However, and before that, the broadcaster has opted for creating more suspense and making our wait a little longer with quizzes and teasers, all having to do with their chosen entrant and song. The first quiz was posted a little earlier, through their official Eurovision page on Facebook, with more and more fans trying to make their predictions.
As CyBC informs us, their next Eurovision entry is somehow related to Jennifer Lopez’s international hit On the floor, released back in 2011. Could there be a connection with the song’s title, the song’s creators, the video clip, or anything else? Who can find it?
So ready for the first quiz? What does this amazing billboard hit by J.Lo gotta do with the 2019 ESC Cyprus entry?
More elements are expected to come to light in the next few days. Do you think that we’ll be able to guess everything before the broadcaster’s official announcements?
Cyprus at Eurovision 2018
Last January, the popular Greek artist Eleni Foureira was internally selected by the Cypriot broadcaster CyBC to represent the nation at the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Lisbon, with the dance pop song Fuego, penned by the highly-acclaimed Swedish-Greek composer Alex Papaconstantinou and his team, consisting of Geraldo Sandell, Viktor Svensson, Anderz Wrethov and Didrick.
Following the rehearsals’ beginning in Lisbon, Eleni had been highly tipped as the hot favourite for the victory at the Grand Final, bringing Cyprus closer than ever to their first Eurovision trophy. Eventually, after progessing to the final, she came 2nd with a total of 436 points. This is the best result for the island of Aphrodite in the contest, since their debut in 1981.
The 64th Eurovision Song Contest will be taking place on 14, 16 and 18 May at the EXPO Convention Center in Tel Aviv, Israel. The event will be organized and presented by the Israeli national broadcaster KAN and the EBU.