Reports today in the Cypriot press claim that Michalis Hatzigiannis, who has already represented Cyprus in 1998 with Genesis, has been approached by CyBC to represent the country in the next Eurovision Song Contest in Belgrade together with Despoina Olympiou.
According to Phileleftheros, Michalis and his label have been approached as the Cypriot broadcaster believes that a cooperation between the popular young artist and Despoina Olympiou will present Europe with something different.
It is likely thatMichaliswould be involvedas a songwriter. It has been known though that he would rather participate with a song of his own and with Despoina Olymbiou as the performer. According to the same sources, Michalis who is keeping an eye on the international market, is considering the offer.
Despoina Olympiou, an Athens-based singer, has lately released her latest album Mazi -chorista (Together- apart).The single Pesto Dynata from this album spent 20 weeks in the official Greek charts, peaking at number 3. She recently said in a lifestyle magazine that she would gladly perform at the Eurovision Song Contest.
Michalis is currently topping the singles chart with Pio poly and he can also be found at number3in the Greek album's chart (as well as the combined Greek and foreign album's chart) with his triple platinum album Filoi kai echtroi and at number 18 with his Live album.
You can listen to Michalis Hatzigiannis latest songs here.
You can listen to Despoina Olymbiou's songs here.