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Cyprus Bows Out of ESC 2014

The Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation (CyBC) has announced, via its official website, that the Mediterranean island country will not be participating in the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 in Copenhagen. CyBC’s board said that they reached the decision after determining a need to cut spending on programs, despite public interest. Cyprus has had a bumpy history with placing in Eurovision, having qualified to the …

Rehearals – Day 2 Interviews

ESC United talked to all 8 acts that had their first rehearsals today. They will be performing in the second half of Semi Final 1 at the Eurovision Song Contest in Malmo, Sweden. The Semi Final will take place exactly one week from today (Tuesday, May 14th, 2013) so let’s get to know them a little better.   1. Montenegro …

The 2013 “Expert” Panel – CYPRUS

Every year our “Expert” Panel comes together to judge all entries for the Eurovision Song Contest and they’re back to take apart the 2013 entries and rank them accordingly. While their characters and comments may be wacky, the scores are dead serious. All 13 panelists will comment on the song and rank them accordingly giving it points using a scale …

Cyprus – Despina Olympiou’s song “An Me Thimase” released

Despina’s ballad “An Me Thimase” was reavealed by the broadcaster today. The singer, who is quite known in Greece and Cyprus and the entry has been composed by Andreas Giorgallis and penned by Xenon Zindilis.   [vsw id=”gSvv7ie0Hio” source=”youtube” width=”425″ height=”344″ autoplay=”no”]   Let us know what you think, the ESC UNITED community is already talking among themselves and you can …

Despina Olympiou for Cyprus

The broadcaster announced that Despina Olympiou will fly the Flag for Cyprus in Malmo. The 37 year old singer was selected internally by CyBC and her song will be in Greek. This song will be truly a song from Cyprus as the singer as well as Andreas Giorgallis (music) and Zenon Zindilis (lyrics) are Cypriot citizens. Unfortunately we don’t have …

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