Cyprus: Michalis Hatzigiannis to perform at Christmas event

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Michalis Hatzigiannis, who represented Cyprus at the Eurovision Song Contest of 1998 with Genesis, will be playing a concert at the Limassol Christmas Mystery event this evening (Sunday 4 January).

The concert will commence at 20:00 local time, and Michalis Hatzigiannis has posted a message to his many Facebook followers, which has already accumulated over 1,500 likes:

Tonight at 20:00 live in my beloved Cyprus!  Christmas Mystery in Limassol.  We wait for you…

The Cyprus Christmas Mystery, which started on 1 December 2014 and finishes next week (Sunday 11 January), brings “winter wonderland” to the city of Limassol, with a spectacular series of concerts, ice skating, children’s activities and an authentic market in the finest and most traditional approach.  Check out for more information.

A number of other Eurovision Song Contest participants have also played at the event, including Anna Vissi (Greece 1980 and 2006, Cyprus 1982) on 12 December, Freaky Fortune (Greece 2014) on 21 December and Koza Mostra (Greece 2013) on 3 January.

Born in Nicosia, Cyprus, in 1979, Michalis Hatzigiannis is a hugely successful and influential singer, songwriter and record producer.  Check him out on Facebook and Twitter.

Michalis Hatzigiannis represented Cyprus at the Eurovision Song Contest of 1998.  His self-composed entry Genesis achieved eleventh place at the Grand Final of the Birmingham, UK hosted competition with a total of thirty-seven points.  Watch his performance below:

Cyprus will be present at the Vienna 2015 Eurovision Song Contest, and the country’s national broadcaster CyBC is using their new Eurovision Song Project show to determine their representative.  Follow the action with ESCToday here and here.

Stay tuned to for all the latest news on Michalis Hatzigiannis, Cyprus and the Eurovision Song Contest.