Cyprus: CybC reveals list of candidates

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CyBC, the Cypriot national broadcaster has released the list of the 60 candidates that have been shortlisted to take part in the 2015 Cypriot Eurovision national selection auditions.

A special press conference was held today at the CyBC headquarters in Nicosia today in order to officially present the 2015 Cypriot Eurovision project and national selection.

Cyprus will be back in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2015 after a year’s absence from the event in 2014. Cyprus decided to withdraw from the competition this year due to financial reasons.

The Cypriot broadcaster has confirmed to ESCToday that a total of 9 televised auditions will be aired leading up to the 2015 Cypriot Eurovision national final which is scheduled to be held on 1 February in Nicosia. Hence the 2015 Cypriot Eurovision national selection will consist of 10 televised shows (9 televised auditions and 1 grand final).

The televised auditions will kick off on 7 December. Former Cypriot Eurovision representatives Alex Panayi (Cyprus 1995, 2000), Despina Olympiou (Cyprus 2013), Elena Patroklou (Cyprus 1991) will be on the special jury pannel who will be responsible to select the acts competing in the national final, and will be joined by Tasos Tryfonos in their quest to deliberate the acts.

A total of 60 acts have been shortlisted to compete in the auditions:

  1. VictoriousYuri Melikov
  2. UnicornAnastasia Liberos
  3. LonelyLucy Sofroniou
  4. MiracleOlivia Sofocli
  5. Run run runNelena Paparisva
  6. ScaredValence (Chrisovalantis Nikolaou)
  7. Let your mind freeFlirt
  8. Chlomi selini (Pale moon)Nikolas Leventis
  9. One thing I should have doneGiannis Karagiannis
  10. RainbowKostas Karaiskos
  11. ShineMinus One
  12. Stone in a riverHovig
  13. Come and fight for freedomEva Diva
  14. Don’t give up on me (Just yet)ApolloNia
  15. Shake datGeorgiou Kyriakos
  16. You can’t stop loveChristina Papaioannou
  17. Right inAimily Charalampous
  18. Ena kafe mazi (A coffee together)Nikolas Mavromichalis
  19. Without your lovePanagiotis Koufogiannis
  20. MagicDoody
  21. Find meMaria Pampori
  22. No money no honeyElena Panayi
  23. Steko akoma (Still hanging on)Kostas Archontous
  24. StillMaria Evangelou
  25. Play me like a pop songMaria Evangelou
  26. My aura is brightChrystalla Patsia feat. DJ performer Cyprus Karavioti
  27. Said it all beforePieros Kezou
  28. Live your mythAdrenaline by Kristis Koupatos
  29. Call on loveStefanos Tsiitsios (Stephano Prunabelli)
  30. March to doubtStefanos Tsiitsios (Stephano Prunabelli)
  31. Beat of my heartIoanna Protopapa
  32. World oneStella Esmeralda Konstantinou
  33. DawnEleni Iracleus
  34. Chorevo mambo (Dancing mambo)Evagoras Evagorou
  35. Tha sou tragoudiso (I’ll sing for you)Maria Pavlou
  36. Until the end of timeLady Ava
  37. Eimai edo (I am here)Nikos Trikki
  38. Your loveGore Melian
  39. Stand upKonstantinos Michailoudi
  40. Meine (Stay)Christos Rialas
  41. Deila den agapo (I don’t love timidly)Charis Savva, Nearchos Evaggelou
  42. The key is loveLady Ava
  43. Real youEleni Savva
  44. Heaven on EarthEleonora
  45. Alone in loveLefki Stilianou
  46. Thelo na gino oranos (I want to become the sky)Stella Stilianou
  47. Thelo na chatho (I want to disappear)Stella Stilianou
  48. Kori tis Messogeiou (Daughter of the Medditerranean sea)Christodoula Tsaggara
  49. Lonely nightsLefki Stilianou
  50. I didn’t knowChristina Matsa
  51. When I look at youDimitris Iakovou
  52. Call for meIosif Charalampous
  53. I wanna dance (I say tempo)Iosif Charalampous
  54. #Is this real lifeGroove Therapy
  55. Sailing ships pirates and dragonsGiorgos Moisi, Maria Moskofian, Christiana Chatziiordanous
  56. In this armsChristina Tselepou
  57. When we used to beGeorgiou Konstantina
  58. Remember my loveIfigenia Loukaidou featuring Lyrical Eye
  59. Just another guyMarios Liasidos
  60. ReboundNeofitos Stratis

Cyprus debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1981 with Island’s Monika and is yet to win Europe’s favourite television show. The Mediterranean island’s best placing at the contest has been a 5th placing in 1982, 1997, and 2004.

The last time Cyprus competed in the competion was in 2013 when Despina Olympiou represented Cyprus at the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest with her entry An me thimase, failing to qualify to the final.

Stay tuned to for the latest information on Cyprus, the 2015 Cypriot Eurovision national selection and the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest!