Cyprus: 10 finalist songs announced

by Stella Floras 78 views

CyBC have announced the titles and creators of the ten songs that will compete in the Cypriot final for the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest on 12 January.

The Cypriot broadcaster received 67 entries in total. A seven member jury, after a preliminary hearing, selected ten of the songs to proceed to the final to be held on 12 January at the studios of RIK 3. The winner of the final will be determined by a mixture of televote and jury vote at a 60-40 split.

The titles of the ten finalists are (in alphabetical order):

Butterfly – Lyrics/Music: Nicholas Metaxas
Calling you – Lyrics/Music: Constantinos Andronikou
Femme fatale – Lyrics/Music: Nikos Evangelou
I can't be – Lyrics/Music: Nicholas Metaxas
Moments of madness – Lyrics/Music: Mike Connaris
Rejection – Lyrics/Music: Marlain Angelidou
Rescue me – Lyrics/Music: Christodoulos Charalambides, Andreas Economides
Sugar mountain – Music: Michael Neophytou, Lyrics: Sotira Chatzipanayi
This can't be love – Lyrics/Music: Yiorgos Pellapaisiotis
Turning to you – Lyrics/Music: Minas Pamporis

Before the names of the actual performers are officially announced, we can already see some familiar namesagain this year.Mike Connaris returns to the Cyrpiot final once more. He is the man behind Lisa Andreas' Stronger every minute entry in 2004. He has been a regular contributor in the Cypriot finals having participated in 2005 and 2006 as well.

Marlain Angelidou has already represented Cyprus in 1999 when she placed 22nd with Tha'nai erotas.

Constantinos Andronikou placed 8th at the 2006 Cypriot final with a song he performed himself, so it is safe to assume that he will be performing his song again this year.

Stella Floras

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