The Eurovision Song Project is continuing in Cyprus! Watch the sixth and final audition show from Nicosia this evening, and be sure to follow all the action with us at ESCToday.
About the show
Hosted by Antri Kerantoni, The Eurovision Song Project, which is aired by the Cypriot national broadcaster CyBC, was first screened on the evening of Sunday 7 December 2014.
Consisting of six audition shows, two Eurochallenge shows and a Grand Final, the Eurovision Song Project, which is a new format, marks an exciting time for Cyprus fans as the country seeks their entrant for the Vienna Eurovision Song Contest 2015.
Each act will audition in front of an expert Jury made up of former Cypriot Eurovision representatives Elena Patroklou (SOS, 1991), Alex Panayi (Sti Fotia, 1995 and Nomiza, 2000 as part of Voice), Despina Olympiou (An me thimase, 2013) and the actor and media personality Tasos Tryfonos. Hoping to impress with an original song and a Eurovision classic, the acts require at least three “Yes” votes from the Jury to proceed to the Eurochallenge phase of the competition. The songs are not performed in full.
How to watch
[alert-info]The Eurovision Song Project starts at 20:05 CET and will be aired on:
- RIK 1
- RIK Sat via satellite (Hotbird)
- Watch a webcast via the CyBC website
Read about previous audition shows, and see which acts qualified from which shows below:
- First audition show results
- Second audition show results
- Third audition show results
- Fourth audition show results
- Fifth audition show results
Take a look at the schedule below:
07/12/2014 – Audition Show 1 14/12/2014 – Audition Show 2 21/12/2014 – Audition Show 3 28/12/2014 – Audition Show 4 04/01/2015 – Audition Show 5
- 11/01/2015 – Audition Show 6
- 18/01/2015 – Eurochallenge 1 – Show 7 (featuring 20 acts)
- 25/01/2015 – Eurochallenge 2 – Show 8 (featuring 10 acts)
- 01/02/2015 – Grand Final- Show 9 (featuring 6 acts)
And take a look at the format here.
You can chat about the show on Twitter using the hashtag #EurovisionCY.
The story so far
Debuting at the Eurovision Song Contest of 1981, with a total of 31 appearances to date, Cyprus is looking to improve upon previous best finishes of fifth place for Anna Vissi (Mono i agapi, 1982), Hara and Andreas Constantinou (Mana mou, 1997) and Lisa Andreas (Stronger every minute, 2004).