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escYOUnited
2nd May 2015, 19:47
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http://www.lgr.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Minus-One-happy-holidays.png

::cy Minus One - Alter Ego ::cy


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQMSPkGoQrY

Meet & Greet:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3t_xk5AAzU

News relating to Cyprus 2016:
Minus One “Alter Ego” To Stockholm (http://www.escunited.com/home/cyprus-minus-one-alter-ego-to-stockholm/)

Forming as a covers band, Minus One have been performing together since 2009. The group consists of five members; lead vocalist Francois Micheletto, guitarist Harrys Pari, guitarist and vocalist Constantinos Amerikanos, bassist Antonis Loizides and drummer Chris J. They finished third in last year's Cypriot selection with "Shine", ultimately losing out to last year's entrant John Karayiannis. Frontman Micheletto is currently also participating in The Voice of France.

AshleyWright
2nd May 2015, 19:47
I wonder if they will keep that terrible selection process?

ParadiseES
26th May 2015, 16:40
They better send Eva Diva with her latest hit to forget about this year boredom.

GRE
11th September 2015, 22:21
Cyprus confirmed :)
(expected)

AshleyWright
12th September 2015, 13:38
wow, the scandal of there only being 4 comments here. :lol:

Cyberbliss
21st October 2015, 18:20
wow, the scandal of there only being 4 comments here. :lol:

Sixth comment just to state that we're still sleeping after this year's song, please don't wake us up

Krishoes
1st November 2015, 18:31
Minus One to Stockholm?

http://www.eurovisionary.com/minus-one-likely-represent-cyprus-stockholm/

Etl
1st November 2015, 19:26
When I read "minus one", I immediately thought Cyprus is out :P

revallsay
1st November 2015, 21:16
They were my second favourite in their last year's NF xheart It would be nice to see Minus One in Stockholm!!

Sammy
3rd November 2015, 09:58
I only listened to "Shine" by Minus One and I have to admit that I found it utterly boring.
But I like the idea to have something completely different from Cyprus. I think they never had a band like this nor this style as representatives so far.
So: give them a catchy rock song and go for it Cyprus! <3

Uvaro
4th November 2015, 10:13
they'll be singing a song co-written by thomas g:son! (http://www.philenews.com/el-gr/eidiseis-media/893/284412/me-tous-minus-one-i-kypros-stin-eurovision-2016)

PamSwynford
4th November 2015, 11:41
I think it will be just like Georgia2015 - the guys from the band will write the song and he will produce it. But xlol to the fact that they have enough money for G:son. :lol:

AshleyWright
4th November 2015, 13:31
Ugh.... He's everywhere. Gosh. Can't he just go away?

ChernyVolk
4th November 2015, 13:36
G-Son again????STOP THIS!!!!!!!!

EscGeek
4th November 2015, 15:59
xyaaay

"where's the love shining on me...?" xsing

PamSwynford
4th November 2015, 16:51
The bass player already became my new favourite person. He even made a picture for the site I write. xheart

Cyberbliss
4th November 2015, 18:35
I only listened to "Shine" by Minus One and I have to admit that I found it utterly boring.
But I like the idea to have something completely different from Cyprus. I think they never had a band like this nor this style as representatives so far.
So: give them a catchy rock song and go for it Cyprus! <3

They had Giorgos Milordos some years ago with a rock song that I really liked, but had mixed reviews. Minus One seem a bit more metal though. I wonder how they will co-work with G:Son.

CPV4931
4th November 2015, 18:52
They were one of my favorites in last year´s Cyprus NF (but no one beats Eva Diva, of course) and I´m a friend of rock music (in Eurovision), so this seems to be a good choice :-) Just hoping, I won´t be disappointed by the song.

tuorem
5th November 2015, 15:27
I think it will be just like Georgia2015 - the guys from the band will write the song and he will produce it. But xlol to the fact that they have enough money for G:son. :lol:

And the advantage they'll have is that they'll get a good slot in the running order... Because strangely since the decided draw, any country that sent a song he worked on got a late/advantageous starting position! Georgia in 2013 (15th in semi; 25th in final), Spain (21st) and Georgia (16th in semi; 23rd in final) in 2015.

Whatever the quality of Cyprus entry, I'm sick of him already

revallsay
5th November 2015, 15:35
OMFG! YES!!

Matt
6th November 2015, 05:33
Minus One was dead last in the televote in 2015. There is a reason why Cyprus went with an internal choice as the juries put them in first place and they desperately wanted the band to win in 2015. So since they can't win by televote, why not just push them through anyway?

Then they bring G:Son on board to make it a bit more Eurovision friendly and provide Mass appeal. I guess it's needed as "Shine" just was so average. I don't know what G:Son will come up with but I have a feeling it's some watered down version of what they would usually bring to the table.

G:Son wrote Euphoria and several other songs that were great but I don't get why broadcasters are relying on him this much. I mean his success since the 2012 win is limited with a bunch of flops among them.

In a nutshell, this is an underwhelming choice for me.

AlekS
6th November 2015, 12:14
why broadcasters are relying on him this much.
Has-been won't win. This is exactly what they want)) How to send a decent song and qualify don't win. Or they're in awe from his CV/resumé.
There are rumours that he will be involved in Armenian entry as well.

GRE
6th November 2015, 13:23
My draem is to watch one day G:sonvision,
and europeans decide for his best song !


















NOT.

lowyby
6th November 2015, 13:26
I have no problems if some producer like G:son brings some tweaks to songs, like he did with Georgia 2015
As long as Minus One made the songs first - Just like "Shine" could've used an overhaul if they'd have won in 2015

Sammy
6th November 2015, 14:35
Minus one definitely needs a song that stands out more than "Shine" did.

Mickey
7th November 2015, 16:33
The best thing about this news that their Eurovision entry definitely won't be called Shine.

It will probably be called Time instead.

lavieenrose
7th November 2015, 17:45
G:Son and rock music: two great things that have no business together. I can't say this gives me hope that Cyprus will be in my good graces again.

Nikkita
15th November 2015, 14:44
Just watched their song for last year's NF. They already have a Westernized, modern sound, why need G:Son?

ZoboCamel
16th November 2015, 11:21
Agreeing with most people here - I'm actually a fan of G:Son but I'm pessimistic about how he'll go as part of this combination. He's made plenty of songs I like, including some that aren't very popular (eg. Georgia 2013), but the only time I've seen him attempting rock was that Neverstore entry from this year's MF, which was mind-numbingly bland. Hopefully he'll have something better for an internal selection, but I'm not confident.

Sammy
21st February 2016, 17:45
Cyprus is clever.... This will bring support and french points, if he makes it

http://oikotimes.com/2016/02/21/minus-ones-francois-micheletto-proceeds-in-the-voice-of-france/

Matt
21st February 2016, 18:45
I almost feel bad for Cyprus. Totally neglected this year, nobody seems to care about Minus One :(

toinou03
21st February 2016, 19:01
François only had one coach turning back... Yet the 4 coaches said he's got a good voice... But I'm not sure if he will advance a lot in The Voice France...

Sochiara
22nd February 2016, 16:24
Oops, I kinda forgot about Cyprus :oops: Anyway, it's today at 8pm. I don't think this is going to be my new favorite song, but we'll see

QwaarJet
22nd February 2016, 16:34
I completely forgot about them too. I have no expectations for this.

Johnny992
22nd February 2016, 16:37
Cyprus, ESC needs some quality rock!!!

I hope you wont let us down!!! 8-)

revallsay
22nd February 2016, 17:04
When will we exactly get the song?

CatEye
22nd February 2016, 17:06
When will we exactly get the song?
http://itsalmo.st/#timetoreleasealteregothecypriotentryineurovision2 016

revallsay
22nd February 2016, 17:07
http://itsalmo.st/#timetoreleasealteregothecypriotentryineurovision2 016

Thank you xheart

Sean
22nd February 2016, 17:44
Just realised there's only been 37 replies in this thread, wow.

Erm... come on Cyprus?

John1
22nd February 2016, 18:16
Just realised there's only been 37 replies in this thread, wow.

Erm... come on Cyprus?

All users of escunited may not have heard about Cyprus' existence....?

r3gg13
22nd February 2016, 18:22
I almost feel bad for Cyprus. Totally neglected this year, nobody seems to care about Minus One :(

I suppose, they're -1 in popularity :(

John1
22nd February 2016, 18:24
I suppose, they're -1 in popularity :(

They're in the bottom of the odds...

Matt
22nd February 2016, 18:33
Watch out! I'd be hilarious if their song ends up as the new favorite.....maybe we'll make it to 100 posts by the time Eurovision comes around.

blein
22nd February 2016, 18:47
Why not... they got song from ::se producer? and they were decent past year... not the best... but not the worst.... vocals were fine... they can repeat ::il2015 way

John1
22nd February 2016, 18:55
Where could I watch the broadcast from Cyprus?

GlamSIMorous
22nd February 2016, 19:02
I am excited, maybe this ends up really doing well! :)

DaFlo
22nd February 2016, 19:04
COME ON CYPRUS, I BELIEVE IN YOU xbow

*waits in the corner to get dissapointed again*

tuorem
22nd February 2016, 19:18
Something similar to "We are the Heroes" revamp and I issue an international arrest warrant against G:son 8-)

John1
22nd February 2016, 19:22
Something similar to "We are the winners" revamp and I issue an international arrest warrant against G:son 8-)

I'd spit on the ground as a sign of revolt/riot... :lol:

Sean
22nd February 2016, 19:38
Cypriot masterpiece record winner pls

Sean
22nd February 2016, 19:41
Where could I watch the broadcast from Cyprus?

Here I think

http://www.lakatamia.tv/kupros-tv/rik1-tv.html

nunaney
22nd February 2016, 19:49
I was liking it but then the chorus disappointed me :(

Sean
22nd February 2016, 19:51
This is actually great! Even though it's G:son!

lavieenrose
22nd February 2016, 19:52
Looking like a rock band ≠ being a rock band. I could hear Lawson or Linkin Park or 3OH3 singing this and nothing changing.

An extremely kind 3 for now because I'm running out of bile.

nunaney
22nd February 2016, 19:52
I feel like it could grow on me with a few more listens. Not bad at all.

AlekS
22nd February 2016, 19:52
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQMSPkGoQrY

EscGeek
22nd February 2016, 19:53
This is amazing!!! x12s

My 5th love of the year and we're not even halfway there xbow

Nicholas123
22nd February 2016, 19:54
YESSSSSSSSSSSS! xheart

AlekS
22nd February 2016, 19:54
I hope they won't ruin it live *prays* I really like it :D xguitar

ayzelto
22nd February 2016, 19:56
I really liked the first part of the song, but the chorus kinda disappointed me. Anyway, I think Cyprus won't have any problem at all to go through the Grand Final if they deliver a good performance. I am gonna give a 5 for now but it may grow on me.

ESCPOLAND
22nd February 2016, 19:57
Cyprus is amazing <3

Lupus
22nd February 2016, 19:57
Goodness me that was good! I hope that they can do as well live, but for sure Cyprus are back in my good books after last year! :D

Fem
22nd February 2016, 19:58
I really like this one!

DaFlo
22nd February 2016, 19:58
omg yeeeees, Cyprus slayed xheat

8 points for now, my #2 of the season xheart

Shmelsasha
22nd February 2016, 19:59
WOWOWOWOW!!!
The best song so far!!!
12 ofc!

John1
22nd February 2016, 19:59
Erm... not taken aback by this entry so much...
I'd give 5pts.

EDIT: After some extra rewinds, that's kinda great, I'd give ::8 right now..

GlamSIMorous
22nd February 2016, 19:59
Woopsie, kinda surprised. I like it. I should always set my expectations super low and then be super happy. Well done Cyprus! ;)

nunaney
22nd February 2016, 20:00
I hope they bring a wolf on stage.

AlekS
22nd February 2016, 20:01
Naked men, gurrrls:
http://i.imgur.com/SgVBrd6.jpg

:twisted: :oops: 8-)

popavapeur
22nd February 2016, 20:02
Amazing i love it! i'm not fond of rock song blablabla but this song reminds me "Smells Like Teen Spirit" : guitar and noise but a pop construction, that's what it made it so good. That's some rock FM yes, it doesn't smell dirt or filfth stuff (like badass rock songs) but that's very clever for an eurovision entry. Same tree as Lordi or MaNga.

QwaarJet
22nd February 2016, 20:04
Watch out! I'd be hilarious if their song ends up as the new favorite.....maybe we'll make it to 100 posts by the time Eurovision comes around.

The oracle is correct it seems.

Holy shit, Cyprus have come out of nowhere with an awesome song. 10 points!

Anthony Tesla
22nd February 2016, 20:04
I... I really didn't expect this.

I don't know if it's because I have a new job I love, but... I'm liking a lot of this year's songs, and this is no exception.

It blends very well pop sensibilities with more hard-rock vibes, and the results it's quite balanced; it both sounds modern enough but also kind of 80's, and it doesn't clash, in fact, the final product it's well-produced, well-composed, well-thought all around.

And I just love having rock songs in Eurovision.

8/12.

AlekS
22nd February 2016, 20:05
Gave it 10 btw xyaay

Mii11
22nd February 2016, 20:07
I expected Cypriot song to end up at the bottom of my Top list this year. However, this is really good! Thank you for this nice surprise, Cyprus :) 8 points from me.

ChernyVolk
22nd February 2016, 20:08
Somebody told me - The Killers +

Hero - Skillet +

A Little of a American Hard Rock Band =

Alter Ego

No for me......
Final? Hard....

sapsan
22nd February 2016, 20:09
Sounds like "Westlife" but in spite of them this guys looks terrible. :( 4 pts

QwaarJet
22nd February 2016, 20:10
Sounds like "Westlife" but in spite of them this guys looks terrible. :( 4 pts

Uhh...what?:o

WhoKnows
22nd February 2016, 20:10
I hope they bring a wolf on stage.

Yes please.

This was really good. Totally wasn't expecting that from Cyprus. The video is really well done too. They need to bring the same energy and level of professionalism to Sweden. If they do, they should finish really well.

Matt
22nd February 2016, 20:10
It's actually quite pleasant. I am digging the lead singer's vocals. It's not the kind of song they usually would produce but with G:Son involved, that's gotta be expected. Plus it needs to be universally accessible so I guess it makes sense. Overall, one of the better entries released so far.

Sean
22nd February 2016, 20:11
Sounds like "Westlife" but in spite of them this guys looks terrible. :( 4 pts

Post of the year

Jukica
22nd February 2016, 20:11
Nice entry xcheer better entry than I expected it to be :D

8 pts

lavieenrose
22nd February 2016, 20:13
Changed my 3 to a 0 xheart

EscGeek
22nd February 2016, 20:14
Somebody told me - The Killers +

Hero - Skillet +

A Little of a American Hard Rock Band =

Alter Ego

No for me......
Final? Hard....

ha! I can hear that too xlisten2

Salmon
22nd February 2016, 20:15
What? This isn’t rock, people. The whole composition is honestly quite pop-ish.

That said, it doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy this tune (: Greatly refreshing in this year of sleep-inducing entries.

John1
22nd February 2016, 20:19
OMFG I'm so shocked of keeping listening to the song from Cyprus.
Hail Minus One right now. xbow

theCONWEL
22nd February 2016, 20:23
I actually really like this :o Strong and memorable, should do pretty well I think :D 8pts

QwaarJet
22nd February 2016, 20:24
What? This isn’t rock, people. The whole composition is honestly quite pop-ish.

That said, it doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy this tune (: Greatly refreshing in this year of sleep-inducing entries.

No, by normal standards it's more pop-rock, but by Eurovision standards then it's definitely Rock.

Cyberbliss
22nd February 2016, 20:26
This is POP, dance-rock oriented, definitely not what I expected. Something at the moment doesn't make me able to associate this sound with their image.

Anyway, nice try. It could be a grower.

Johnny992
22nd February 2016, 20:27
Cypros, OMG. AMASIIIIING SONG!!! Well done! 12 points from Croatia!!! ESC needs good rock songs!!!

I just feel bad because Croatia is with you in SF1 and you are big competition! :)

sigi
22nd February 2016, 20:28
I expected a Rock song with folk elements but this is a schlager song with rock elements......epic fail :mrgreen: 5/10

nofuxCZ
22nd February 2016, 20:29
The chorus is a generic mess, other than that quite enjoyable song :D

Fierro
22nd February 2016, 20:30
Great rock song xheart so iconic and typical, but this is amazing!

Sean
22nd February 2016, 20:32
Let's get to those 100 posts #It'sQuiteClearlyNicosia2017

Smudy
22nd February 2016, 20:33
First 12. This is awesome as shit.

John1
22nd February 2016, 20:34
Cyprus is getting as popular as Russia... :lol:

julien4ESC
22nd February 2016, 20:37
Wow it's amazing ! Eurovision 2016 gonna be awesome !

Matt
22nd February 2016, 20:37
Let's get to those 100 posts #It'sQuiteClearlyNicosia2017

No way. It's gotta be Limassol......

pavarotti
22nd February 2016, 20:38
A lot of potential here. They are an accomplished live act so should be able to bring it like maNga.

blein
22nd February 2016, 20:38
Changed my 3 to a 0 xheart

just because no one placed 0 ? :D

Salmon
22nd February 2016, 20:41
Let's get to those 100 posts

Five bucks we’ll never get there.

Dessi
22nd February 2016, 20:41
Wow, wow, wow I LOVE it!!! :D xguitar xrockout

Nikkita
22nd February 2016, 20:42
It's really strong :o A hard song with dance elements, i hope it would not have the same destiny Evridiki's song had in 2007. I give it 10 points.

lavieenrose
22nd February 2016, 20:42
just because no one placed 0 ? :D

That didn't hurt, but it's mostly because of how pissed this song makes me. I worship at the altar of pop music, and very few musical phenomena upset me more than to see pop musicians so ashamed of the music they make that they feel the need to add in a rock element or two.

Polux
22nd February 2016, 20:43
Wow this was totally unexpected, 10 points for Cyprus!

Matt
22nd February 2016, 20:44
It's really strong :o A hard song with dance elements, i hope it would not have the same destiny Evridiki's song had in 2007. I give it 10 points.

She would have qualified if there was a two Semi system so I'm hopeful. Minus One's song has televote and jury appeal, at least that's what I expect to happen.

Matt
22nd February 2016, 20:45
That didn't hurt, but it's mostly because of how pissed this song makes me. I worship at the altar of pop music, and very few musical phenomena upset me more than to see pop musicians so ashamed of the music they make that they feel the need to add in a rock element or two.

Minus One are not mainstream Pop musicians though. If anything, they added a more pop feel to their song.

John1
22nd February 2016, 20:45
That's so gooooooooooood!!!

joyster
22nd February 2016, 20:46
THE best song choosen so far for me!
12points from me x12s

lavieenrose
22nd February 2016, 20:48
Minus One are not mainstream Pop musicians though. If anything, they added a more pop feel to their song.

Okay, let's say I'm wrong, and that they are a rock band. That doesn't make it any better. Why are they so embarrassed to be a rock band that they felt the need to add pop elements to it? I don't know if they're pop or rock, but whatever they are, all I get from this song is that they hate themselves for it.

Matt
22nd February 2016, 20:54
Okay, let's say I'm wrong, and that they are a rock band. That doesn't make it any better. Why are they so embarrassed to be a rock band that they felt the need to add pop elements to it?

?? First you criticized them fore being a Pop band trying to do Rock. Now you're complaining that they should stick to their Rock roots rather than making Pop music that you said you admire. It's okay to not like a song, but at least be consistent in your criticism. We all know why it's done, to have a more universal appeal. I mean it's a Thomas G:son produced song, that's something we should have expected.

GianlucaTomoe
22nd February 2016, 20:55
This song is just bad... and this is just yet another one big artificial hype which will fall flat come May, similarly how it happened with the similar Belarussian entry last year.

lavieenrose
22nd February 2016, 20:55
?? First you criticized them fore being a Pop band trying to do Rock. Now you're complaining that they should stick to their Rock roots rather than making Pop music that you said you admire. It's okay to not like a song, but at least be consistent in your criticism. We all know why it's done, to have a more universal appeal. I mean it's a Thomas G:son produced song, that's something we should have expected.

But this is consistent criticism. I love pop music, and I love rock music, but I hate when a group is too scared to be one that they have to cushion themselves in the other. They set out to make either a pop song or a rock song. Great. But if they were fond of whichever genre they chose, they wouldn't have felt the need to add in either the art of rock music (which they failed to add anyway but clearly tried) or the accessibility of pop music (which they also failed to add anyway but clearly tried).

revallsay
22nd February 2016, 21:06
OH MY FUCKING EXSISTENCE

I AM SO HYPED

12 POINTS

THIS IS SO MUCH BETTER THAN SHINE, WHICH I LOVED LAST YEAR

tuorem
22nd February 2016, 21:13
Naked men, gurrrls:
http://i.imgur.com/SgVBrd6.jpg

:twisted: :oops: 8-)

I like their outfits :mrgreen:

Lupus
22nd February 2016, 21:14
But this is consistent criticism. I love pop music, and I love rock music, but I hate when a group is too scared to be one that they have to cushion themselves in the other. They set out to make either a pop song or a rock song. Great. But if they were fond of whichever genre they chose, they wouldn't have felt the need to add in either the art of rock music (which they failed to add anyway but clearly tried) or the accessibility of pop music (which they also failed to add anyway but clearly tried).

I disagree that it's a problem that they have elements of both pop and rock, but completely understand where you're coming from. I think they have melded the two genres well and produced a really great song. For me, it definitely tends closer to rock than pop (it verges on what I like to call "Robert Rock" c.f. Identitet, We Are The Heroes and half of Mike Oldfield's collection) but it works. It's easy to see how for some it won't!

Gera11
22nd February 2016, 21:15
Oh my :o Didn't expect this at all! Please don't stop this surge of great songs, we can save 2016 xbow xcheer
My #2 so far xheat

Sammy
22nd February 2016, 21:15
Great rock song! Love it! xrockout

Karhu
22nd February 2016, 21:15
I was liking it but then the chorus disappointed me :(

I agree, nice verses, but the chorus is terrible.

Dessi
22nd February 2016, 21:16
One again... LOVE IT!!!!! LOVE IT!!! LOVE IT!!!!! :lol: xheatxyaaay

John1
22nd February 2016, 21:17
I'm a bit frightened but... Cyprus could win actually..

Gera11
22nd February 2016, 21:18
I'm a bit frightened but... Cyprus could win actually..

They can came 2nd, after Jamala xheya

Jeansy
22nd February 2016, 21:36
Cyprus 2017

Sammy
22nd February 2016, 21:37
I'm thrilled! I don't know at the moment who is my number one. Four great entries, all completely different in style and all of them awesome in their way. This is really promising.

Polux
22nd February 2016, 21:45
Nicosia 2017 would be AWESOME

megzpegz
22nd February 2016, 21:46
really like this reminds me of fall out boy.

John1
22nd February 2016, 21:52
They can came 2nd, after Jamala xheya

UH YEAAAAH!
It seems to be more possible than Nicosia, whereas I do love this song though :lol:

Sochiara
22nd February 2016, 22:03
I'm quite surprised. I honestly didn't expect anything good and now look at this... it's not going to be my favorite entry this year, but it's good! It's really good. Well done Cyprus xheya

John1
22nd February 2016, 22:04
This first semi final will be a bloodbath imo. :lol:

ory26
22nd February 2016, 22:06
Love !!!! The first potential winner for me,

12 points

Synergise
22nd February 2016, 22:07
Impressive. Not my normal sort of thing, but this song got me within seconds. See you in the final Cyprus.

Sochiara
22nd February 2016, 22:10
This first semi final will be a bloodbath imo. :lol:
I guess San Marino can pack their bags and go straight back home :lol:
With this song, Cyprus could really make it through. Especially with Greece in the same semifinal.

stephanos13
22nd February 2016, 22:16
FINALLY a great song from us.Douze points pour Francois (the lead singer) 8-)

I smell a really good result for Cyprus after many many years. 2004 to be exact...

John1
22nd February 2016, 22:21
The top 10 for Cyprus could be easily reachable for Minus One for the first time since.. 2004?
CYPRUS FOR THE WIN!!! (unless if Ukraine did qualify = ironical message)

VikingTiger
22nd February 2016, 22:30
What did I just hear??? What hit me so hard?? I wanted to hear the song before seing the video, and before reading the comments in here.. And I had to listen to it 3 times in a row - and then found myself humming it while brushing my teeth!!!

Instant love for me!!! ....and what a pleasant surprise - I had no hopes at all for Cyprus 2016.

Happy Happy Happy

xyaaayxyaaayxsing

aardvark
22nd February 2016, 22:51
WOW! That is so much more than I expected. Cyprus you are my hero! This is soooo amazing!

Chorizo
22nd February 2016, 22:52
I'm surprised how many people love this song. I think it's okay but I didn't get excited about it when listening to it and gave it 6 points.
After reading all the comments here and listening to it again, I thought that 7 points might be deserved but that seems about right to me.

Carrie
22nd February 2016, 23:05
Great entry from ::cy, this is one of my favourites! xheart xheart

Scooby
22nd February 2016, 23:14
The best entry of the year. I don't love it, I adore it.
Mpravo Kipros xbowxbowxbow

This is my new number one, and probably it will stay there.

whiteshoes
22nd February 2016, 23:22
After first listening I must say this is a pretty good song :D
Probably my second favorite so far. 8 points

wyq614
23rd February 2016, 00:18
This song failed to catch me despite of its fast rhythm. Not bad anyway!

6 points.

ZoboCamel
23rd February 2016, 00:29
Ooh, now this is a pleasant surprise! I'd kind of forgotten Cyprus was going to even participate this year, and now I've woken up this morning to a catchy, powerful, well-produced song. It's pop-rock with a good hook, and it's probably the best attempt at rock we've seen from G:Son so far. Second place on my list for now, and a solid 10 for Cyprus!

ES2011
23rd February 2016, 00:45
I was expecting an ok song from Minus One, but I'm pleasantly surprised! At the first listen it sounded ok, A second listen it became better, and after the third listen I was sold. This is how you represent rock in Eurovision! This actually has the potential to doe well in the contest (ahum *::ge has no chance* ahum). Anyway, well done ::cy, first time I really enjoy one of your entries!

Uvaro
23rd February 2016, 01:50
i completely forgot about this and went straight back to bed after the uk songs were released, but this is genuinely one of the best songs we've heard so far. after they released the lyrics to the chorus a few days ago i was expecting it to be pretty awful, but what a surprise!

RainyWoods
23rd February 2016, 02:32
More pop with the slightest sprinkles of rock. I can actually hear Nek singing this in my head. It's comes together better than a lot of the other recent pop band entries we've had at the contest, that's not to say I like it though. I just don't appreciate music like this. It's ridiculously safe and watered down. It doesn't rock at all. It's more like a box of Rice Krispies. Snap, crackle and pop.

This is going to do well however. It's going to appeal to fans of pop (shock horror, as it is pop) and there's obviously a big market for bands like this. Will I be lamenting come May when this finishes above Georgia? Most probably, so i'll prepare myself for it now.

2 points.

lavieenrose
23rd February 2016, 02:33
It's more like a box of Rice Krispies.

Excuse me? Rice Krispies are God's gift to breakfast. How dare you compare them to this song?

RainyWoods
23rd February 2016, 02:40
Excuse me? Rice Krispies are God's gift to breakfast. How dare you compare them to this song?

Oh I do apologize. I didn't mean to make that look as though I was attacking Rice Krispies. I enjoy the iconic breakfast cereal as well. Rice Krispies know what they are and they roll with it. Much respect to Rice Krispies.


http://ak-hdl.buzzfed.com/static/enhanced/webdr01/2013/8/13/16/anigif_enhanced-buzz-28821-1376426753-7.gif

r3gg13
23rd February 2016, 05:11
Come on, this song is more like Pop Rocks xyaay

http://www.candywarehouse.com/assets/item/large/image-125429.jpg

I quite like this entry. I wouldn't be surprised if this pulls a top 10 rank. It's such a nicely produced song, nothing about it feels "cheap."

Also, I didn't realize how similar Cyprus is to my side of Southern California (if the video was shot in Cyprus).

Dante
23rd February 2016, 07:59
In the end it's just average. I have no idea why these pop-rock songs do so well with the public. Reminds me of Georgia last year. It'll probably score ok on the board (maybe 15th on the first half?).

SwissKung
23rd February 2016, 08:16
It's a very nice catchy pop song, too bad it's trying to be rock while it's clearly not. 7 points for now.

RomanFromRussia
23rd February 2016, 09:53
Finally, the song I've been waiting for xcheer

After last year Cyprus needed a serious reabilitation in my eyes and Cyprus got it. Thanks for an amazing song. 12 points xcheer

MyHeartIsYours
23rd February 2016, 13:15
Not normally a fan of Eurovision rock but this is good - one of the best entries from Cyprus I can remember. 7 points :)

QwaarJet
23rd February 2016, 14:14
It's a very nice catchy pop song, too bad it's trying to be rock while it's clearly not. 7 points for now.

In Eurovision terms it is Rock, and that's really all that matters here.

CPV4931
23rd February 2016, 23:04
Doesn´t care if pop or rock - just a great song. So my first 12 points of the season go to Cyprus :-)

Romeo
23rd February 2016, 23:13
Best song of 2016 so far!

Love this song!

RevNet
23rd February 2016, 23:33
THE GOOD:

-Overall, this is a great song to rock out to.
-The vocals are great and the instrumentals are good.
-The song is quite memorable, too.

THE BAD:

-Really more of a preference than anything, but I wish it had been more of a rock song.

THE VERDICT:

Cyprus has impressed me for the second year in a row with their song. I do see this song in the Final, and for now, it is my dark horse for the win. 10 points

GWTW1939
24th February 2016, 05:40
This sound somewhat like The Killers "Somebody Told Me" :oops:

John1
24th February 2016, 08:30
Nobody will understand when Cyprus will gather an ENORMOUS amount of points in the final. :lol: xrofl

Nikoreindeer1973
24th February 2016, 09:23
Cyprus 12 points.

i anixi
24th February 2016, 11:33
It looks like rock but it sounds like pop. It's slick, energetic, modern, well produced and incredibly catchy. I love it, and if they do a good job on stage in may it might bring home to Cyprus their best result ever.
I would pay special attention to their looks. I'm okay with them, but eurovison won't be >;)

QwaarJet
24th February 2016, 13:41
Changed my 10 to 12. Love this more and more after each listen.

lilka
25th February 2016, 09:57
Cyprus... why? I thought it was supposed to be a great rock song until I heard the disco chorus. I'm confused. :(

realist
25th February 2016, 13:52
I like it. much better than 2015 ;)

ZoboCamel
25th February 2016, 14:06
The rating distribution for this song would be so beautifully neat if not for those 0s. :mad:

Kairit
25th February 2016, 15:07
The verses are rather good, I love how the drums kick in, I'm excepting something decent and exciting.... and then the chorus comes, gosh, the chorus.... It's the blandest most uninspired thing I've ever heard and ruins everything :? :? It annoys me to no end. It's.... bad. This song is wanna-be rock, wanna-be tough, but really it's annoying commercial mix of whatever, dated as f**k in my opinion and very underwhelming. Or maybe it's just because there's no atmosphere here that I like, no intrigue.. I love songs that make me feel something, anything, but this leaves me feeling empty.

Johnny992
25th February 2016, 15:11
Actually, this is the best song for Cyprus ever for me!!! Love it!!!!!!! My current No.1. xfruit

nekoisneko
26th February 2016, 17:29
Bless this song! xbow xbow

definitely better than 2015 entry xlove

Eurovisionified
26th February 2016, 19:09
This is a very strange composition. It's basically a Rock Song produced as a EDM-track, lacking any sort of organic flow, with the bassline desperately grasping for air, trapped in a vortex of fluff and gloss. Absolutely hideous. Just when you expect a cheesy House-drop on the middle-8, the song actually redeem itself and kicks off with a quite good (but too short) guitar solo. But the damage is allready done; Just as the song started to approach a slight shift in quality, it abruptly ends.

Putting the production issues aside, the song still falls rather flat with the lyrics being bland and uninspired ("And you know you know this love will never die", "Life is a miracle, I sa-a-aw it in your e-e-eyes"). Weak. G:son can do better than this, but he had done worse (all tough you can't blame a guy who seem to dish out lyrics for every single C-artist on the entire planet and still set a certain level on the bar).

VikingTiger
27th February 2016, 00:45
One thing I dont get; why do some people seem to have a problem with the genre? "Wanna-be rock", "trying to be rock", "pop with the slightest sprinkles of rock" - and then the "the need to add pop elements to it"... - and then using this in what seems like a rather negative way?? No room for cross-over music? Or is each genre sacred in any way?

I really couldnt care less what category this and other songs fits into. I only care about whether I like it or not. Whether it makes me feel something or not.

Schlagerman1
27th February 2016, 00:49
Now now....I really liked the 2015 song and was one of the few that early said it would qualify....And I still prefer it actually...

BUT this is really good as well! :D Nice rock-pop song, that is retro and modern at the same time and has a strong chorus. If it works live, I can see this be top 15 at least! :D Good job Cyprus! :)

ZoboCamel
27th February 2016, 11:57
One thing I dont get; why do some people seem to have a problem with the genre? "Wanna-be rock", "trying to be rock", "pop with the slightest sprinkles of rock" - and then the "the need to add pop elements to it"... - and then using this in what seems like a rather negative way?? No room for cross-over music? Or is each genre sacred in any way?

I really couldnt care less what category this and other songs fits into. I only care about whether I like it or not. Whether it makes me feel something or not.

I'd been trying to think of how to say this over the last few days, but you've expressed it better than I think I'd be able to. A lot of my favourite songs are those that fuse genres or subvert expectations, and I really don't like the idea that we should have to stick to some rigid set of genre guidelines or something. Just make good music!

amalama
27th February 2016, 23:01
Very enjoyable song ! 12 pts !!

ParadiseES
28th February 2016, 00:09
This is a nice surprise :o

I expected absolutely nothing from this band after what they showed last year in the NF. I'm still unsure about the live performance since last year they looked rather amauteurish, but this is a quite appealing and strong entry. Maybe too calculated, especially for a rock song, but I'm sure Cyprus will qualify and get a decent result with this. 8 points.

stephanos13
28th February 2016, 01:10
This is a nice surprise :o

I expected absolutely nothing from this band after what they showed last year in the NF. I'm still unsure about the live performance since last year they looked rather amauteurish, but this is a quite appealing and strong entry.

Don't be. I've seen them LIVE back in December and they are amazing live. Francois (lead singer) will kill it. ;)

lavieenrose
28th February 2016, 04:25
RainyWoods

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SR2gR6SZC2M
Sister Rosetta Tharpe for Cyprus xheat

ParadiseES
28th February 2016, 11:42
Don't be. I've seen them LIVE back in December and they are amazing live. Francois (lead singer) will kill it. ;)

Well, maybe it's the cheap show last year what gave such poor image... And the injustice to Eva Diva, of course ;)

Ringdalen
28th February 2016, 12:23
This is currently in my top 3 xbow xheart

stephanos13
1st March 2016, 02:07
An English interview of Minus One after the release of the song.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywvFD_JNXfo&list=PL1yyyHoWiP5vKk0RF0YxN_qZ7zNJ-2NW4&index=1

Stargazer
1st March 2016, 02:31
YES! Finally a great song this year! :D It's not perfect, I wish it actually dared to be a bit more hard rock than pop, but it's still awesome. xcheer

And DAYUM, the two long-haired gentlemen are some serious eye candy. xheat

stephanos13
7th March 2016, 01:21
Cyprus is 7th in the odds and tied in 1st in oikotimes poll :o
http://oikotimes.com/vote/

http://s9.postimg.org/g1oyyzvfz/esc_Odds7_3.jpg

QwaarJet
7th March 2016, 01:23
Cyprus is 7th in the odds and tied in 1st in oikotimes poll :o
http://oikotimes.com/vote/

http://s9.postimg.org/g1oyyzvfz/esc_Odds7_3.jpg

Yeah, Cyprus is picking up a lot of momentum. It could end up doing a lot better than people think. Deservedly too, it's a great song.

WhoKnows
7th March 2016, 04:37
Yeah, Cyprus is picking up a lot of momentum. It could end up doing a lot better than people think. Deservedly too, it's a great song.

What do people think it will do? I'd say its looking good for Top 10 at least.

ZoboCamel
7th March 2016, 12:01
Personally I'm expecting somewhere around 5th, give or take a few spots. It's powerful, and arguably the most standout rock entry in a year with a lot of them; if they stage and perform it well enough, I'm hoping and expecting they'll be rewarded for it.

stephanos13
9th March 2016, 01:06
Minus One: acoustic version of "Living on Prayer"

https://www.facebook.com/Minusonecy/videos/944806418930433/

midnightsun
9th March 2016, 10:57
I'm hoping for top 10. It is a great catchy song and if their performance is as powerful as manga 2010, then I hope they will go top 5! 12 pts from me, go Cyprus!

Vera
10th March 2016, 15:51
xclapxclapxup

Terumo
13th March 2016, 14:07
best in show

Tinchey
13th March 2016, 15:15
I'm kinda late with reactions, but this song is one of the few I couldn't finish... why? Mainly because I don't see this swedish produced rock/metal (or whatever it is pretending to be) as something good. It reminds me of that awful band Amaranthe... terrible entry, but surprisingly not the worst. 1 point

MyHeartIsYours
15th March 2016, 14:35
As with Bosnia, this no longer feels "stand out" now that other entries have been chosen, it may not even qualify :( I would like it to though, I stick with 8 points for Cyprus.

megzpegz
15th March 2016, 15:39
This and estonia and Latvia are my favourites special mention to greece to.

revallsay
15th March 2016, 22:25
xbow

tsegaye
16th March 2016, 21:29
I really don't see what others see in this. Someone compared this to manga 2010 but that song was much more unique and appealing to a bigger audience, but this just feels dated in comparison xshrug I don't feel there's nothing new to the table in this rock song, I admit this has a better melody than Montenegro but Montenegro were a bit more bold with testing new sounds (even though it didn't ended up the way it could). This is just bland rock IMO :(

QwaarJet
16th March 2016, 23:02
As with Bosnia, this no longer feels "stand out" now that other entries have been chosen, it may not even qualify :( I would like it to though, I stick with 8 points for Cyprus.

It's a guaranteed qualifier, and likely top 10 in the final, I would imagine. This stood out from the moment it was picked, and considering the sheer number of poor quality songs selected since then, if anything, I'd say it stands out even more.

Ritararita
16th March 2016, 23:14
Remake of the music video:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FcdgPw1bCto

GianlucaTomoe
17th March 2016, 23:31
It's a guaranteed qualifier, and likely top 10 in the final, I would imagine. This stood out from the moment it was picked, and considering the sheer number of poor quality songs selected since then, if anything, I'd say it stands out even more.

I can't imagine anyone voting for this rubbish, annoying song sung by a group of ugly men.

Terence
18th March 2016, 00:14
Very The Killers xheart loved this from the first listen!

QwaarJet
18th March 2016, 01:29
I can't imagine anyone voting for this rubbish, annoying song sung by a group of ugly men.

Why does every one of your posts have to have unnecessary insults?

Citelis
18th March 2016, 18:31
Hello, i'm new here!

Cyprus is one of my favorites this year. It will qualify i believe but i don't think it can win. A place in top 5 is really difficult for Cyprus.

Citelis
25th March 2016, 22:01
Only 21 pages! Cyprus is always underrated.

xyqv
27th March 2016, 18:08
It's ok, but I hope it won't quallify

Ritararita
4th April 2016, 12:20
8 days without any single post in this thread? xwhat


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LK-9uYY5k60


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJN7N8U57jU

GianlucaTomoe
4th April 2016, 12:36
8 days without any single post in this thread? xwhat

Are you surprised about it? This is just a non-song. Nothing remarkable or significative about it, in any way

Ritararita
4th April 2016, 12:42
Are you surprised about it? This is just a non-song. Nothing remarkable or significative about it, in any way

I am not surprised by your opinion about the song. :mrgreen: But yes, considering all the support expressed in the poll above (and in the Ranking Game), the lack of posts in the thread really surprised me.

stephanos13
4th April 2016, 16:32
The thread needs posts after the 1st semifinal not before ;)

Btw an interview with escKaz in Moscow.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LK-9uYY5k60

stephanos13
6th April 2016, 18:36
Sacha Jean-Baptiste, the Artistic Director of "Alter Ego" in Stockholm
http://www.minusoneband.com/index.php/blog/50-sacha

ZoboCamel
9th April 2016, 12:19
Good to see that someone with experience is going to be in charge of their performance. Hopefully it's something good! Any idea as to which performances she's choreographed for the contest before, though? There are some great performances and some terrible ones in ESC's history, so it's a bit hard to judge how hyped I should be when I don't know what she's been involved with.

GRE
9th April 2016, 13:39
Any idea as to which performances she's choreographed for the contest before, though?

This



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pfo-8z86x80

ZoboCamel
9th April 2016, 15:49
This



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pfo-8z86x80


I thought that was the case as well, but after re-reading the article I'm not so sure. It mentioned she's done choreography for Loreen, and that she's also done individual performances at Eurovision, but it didn't specifically say she'd choreographed Loreen's winning performance of Euphoria. Or are you going off another source?

QwaarJet
9th April 2016, 22:50
Great performance by Cyprus at Eurovision in Concert.

grazy2266
10th April 2016, 04:52
oh dear not my type of song. I'm sure you wont finish last if you get through lol

EscGeek
17th April 2016, 07:32
xbow best cypriot entry ever
and first after 2008 that i like xqueenbitch

JimmyJump
20th April 2016, 17:32
Not better than maNga of course but it's still really good. I give this 8 points

GianlucaTomoe
20th April 2016, 21:14
I'm still considering this song as one of the most overrated songs this year by the fans, probably the second most overrated immediately after Estonia. This is more like Turkey 2011 rather than Turkey 2010, actually. Besides, I still think that this group is very uncharismatic, and the lead singer has showed that he can't sing live.

Uvaro
20th April 2016, 21:26
http://i.imgur.com/FOwZ77O.gif

xsleep

GianlucaTomoe
20th April 2016, 21:30
Yep, listening to this song is very boring. Every single note is a déjà vu of past songs, and I can immediately guess what it comes next. Unoriginal and heard million of times before. It reminds me of those songs that Gabry Ponte used to do back in 2000

nunaney
23rd April 2016, 17:56
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLO-Yf6TS-8

This version of the song is good :)

CPV4931
23rd April 2016, 20:53
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLO-Yf6TS-8

This version of the song is good :)

What a fantastic version :-)

Matt
4th May 2016, 06:48
To be perfectly honest, I didn't really care for Cyprus' wolf graphics. They were playing around with it, it looked a little different every time they rehearsed. I don't mind the cages and Francois sounds great but to me it's more like a Music Video. Now that is just my personal opinion, but I don't think that cutting away from the Stage to show a clip of a wolf running around should be allowed, it's a live performance and that's not really part of that. I'm sure there will be people who like it but I'm not one of them. I have a feeling there will be additional changes come Thursday. That being said, the guys are a lot of fun and I enjoyed talking to them. They actually were hanging out at Euro Club last night, down to earth guys and I have only good things to say about them and the song. I'm just not crazy about what I saw today but as said, there is a good chance that I'm going to be in the minority.

Sean
4th May 2016, 14:00
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37jnAzPmZnQ

DanielLuis
5th May 2016, 03:06
I can't believe they're allowing Cyprus to have those wolf shots like in the music video. To me that just disrupts the concept of live performance.

Nicholas123
6th May 2016, 00:39
Cages... or not cages? ... :D


https://www.facebook.com/Minusonecy/videos/983085158435892/

EscGeek
7th May 2016, 16:51
The performance reminds me of ::tr 2011...i hope it doesn't meet with the same destiny...

honzak11
7th May 2016, 17:59
Cyprus is challenged!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRQ0otoHOrQ

GianlucaTomoe
7th May 2016, 18:00
Wow, "Alter ego" sounds like shit even when sung by Gabriela. I just hope Cyprus doesn't qualify in order to not steal the place in the final to more deserving songs.

Ritararita
9th May 2016, 03:21
Challenge accepted:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swQDgrFQRc8

Milos-BC
10th May 2016, 09:14
I have mixed feelings on this one. Although I generally like it and it is in my top 15, I don't like that, generally, a hard rock/heavy metal band is softened so much here and what we can hear is some generic schlager-rock. Too much pop here for my taste, and I would much prefer if they entered with something way heavier. But yeah then they wouldn't favored so much, and the juries would've slayed them to the ground. That is why I can still only dream to hear true heavy metal on the ESC stage :(

Nonetheless though, the song is ok and it deserves to be in the final.

5 points.

stephanos13
10th May 2016, 17:43
Cyprus rises in the betting odds fast!

In the morning: 8th favorite to win, 5th to qualify

As it stands right now 3 hours and 20 mins before the semi starts: 6th to win, 4th to qualify

Sammy
10th May 2016, 17:59
Challenge accepted:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swQDgrFQRc8

This is a fantastic idea of Gabriela! xlove

Great that they chose the Austrian entry, though I like the original version better!
I'm curious about Zoe singing Play.

GianlucaTomoe
10th May 2016, 18:01
This is a fantastic idea of Gabriela! xlove

Great that they chose the Austrian entry, though I like the original version better!
I'm curious about Zoe singing Play.

Here it is: https://www.facebook.com/zoemusicofficial/videos/498347620369126/

Sammy
10th May 2016, 18:04
Here it is: https://www.facebook.com/zoemusicofficial/videos/498347620369126/

She's fantastic! xlove (but of course I'm biased :lol:)

Nicholas123
10th May 2016, 18:10
She is really good i have to say! :o xheart

Good luck to my dear Cypriot brothers!! :D xcheer

EvNickGR
10th May 2016, 18:17
Good Luck Kipros! Kali epitihia!

PeterLPZ
10th May 2016, 18:44
I like this song. Hope for the final.

GianlucaTomoe
10th May 2016, 18:51
Praying for this abomination to fail and flop in the semifinal.

Lupus
10th May 2016, 20:57
Come on Cyprus!! Let's see you in the final! xpray xcheer

Mii11
10th May 2016, 21:03
Good luck :) Minus One deserve to be in the final

musicfan
10th May 2016, 22:35
Very good, though lack of neighbours and people voting for who they think have the pretty faces are a handicap.

Good performance of what sounded a solid rock song. Easily deserves to qualify.

Sammy
10th May 2016, 23:15
Great! I love the song!

Grinch
10th May 2016, 23:21
I knew they would qualify :) Congrats Cyprus!

stephanos13
10th May 2016, 23:22
Fantastic performance from Minus One. Congrats...

megzpegz
10th May 2016, 23:23
My new favourite now Estonia is out, I will vote for you Cyprus on Saturday:-D

ParadiseES
10th May 2016, 23:24
The perfomance tonight was disappointing, but this was a solid qualifier. I hope they sound better on saturday ;)

blartashura
10th May 2016, 23:26
Great performance and they made me love the song even more. I could live with fewer camera close upss but oh well...

DanielLuis
10th May 2016, 23:33
I think it totally deserved the qualification, but those wolf special effects came off very weird

nunaney
10th May 2016, 23:34
For a moment, I was worried they wouldn't qualify. I don't think they'll do very well in the final but I'm just glad they will be there.

blartashura
10th May 2016, 23:44
I couldn't catch but in one of their flags there was a stop/no sign. Does anyone know what that was about?

toinou03
10th May 2016, 23:45
I don't like it, but it's certainly outstanding. I'm happy for them

GianlucaTomoe
10th May 2016, 23:46
The only undeserved qualifier of the night. Iceland should've been in the final instead of this.

Terence
11th May 2016, 00:07
First back-to-back qualification for Cyprus! YAYYYYY!
I did like the vocals!

Gera11
11th May 2016, 00:12
Definitely not what I've expected. Francois Micheletto's voice was so....dunno, weak. :/ Still a great song though ^^

Mrm
11th May 2016, 00:18
Sold rock, not that modern and fresh, I'd prefer Montenegro in the final as a modern rock - dubstep, but still very good..congrats!