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escYOUnited
27th April 2012, 03:48
http://www.escunited.com/home/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Cyprus.png


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEd1TsVBo9U

CypriotGirl
28th April 2012, 23:25
I want Nikki Ponte next year!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRa_g7nLlrY

stephanos13
29th April 2012, 15:17
Is a good choice . The are anonter young Cypriot singers that they could go.

Matt
3rd May 2012, 19:32
Nikki Ponte is too similar to Ivi in style, looks and pretty much everything else. I actually thought 2011 was a decent song just poorly executed so I'm hoping for something like that instead.

CypriotGirl
3rd May 2012, 22:12
I think Nikki is a better performer on stage than Ivi. If Ivi has a good placing this year, Nikki can go next year (in Stockholm) and bring the victory to Cyprus! :D

Jukica
4th May 2012, 01:31
I wanna sth. like Remembering The Summer Nights (for Nikki Ponte) xcheer

orkaem
19th May 2012, 11:14
I think Nikki is a better performer on stage than Ivi. If Ivi has a good placing this year, Nikki can go next year (in Stockholm) and bring the victory to Cyprus! :D

Only Chuck Norris would bring victory to Cyprus!! :?
Well he and George Michael!! :mrgreen:

CypriotGirl
19th May 2012, 11:27
Only Chuck Norris would bring victory to Cyprus!! :?
Well he and George Michael!! :mrgreen:

George Michael to bring victory? I don't think so... If he participated in the 80's, yes, but now?

Well, we have an alternative one here: Tulisa! :D

orkaem
19th May 2012, 11:33
YES YES YES!! Love her ..... voice!

http://www.fhm.com/imgs/630/500/0/original/tulisa-contostavlos-fhm-100-sexiest-winner-2012-picture_440(1).jpgx

katastofe
19th May 2012, 16:53
I agree, if Ivi will do wel this year, than i'm 100% sure CyBC will choose Nikki Ponte.

CypriotGirl
27th May 2012, 23:04
We have to choose something way different next year. Something folk, something Greek. We can find a lot of artists from talent shows...

Stavros Konstantinou (He won Super Idol many years ago)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5d4luHkt7PQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRSnFW-ZRuo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAGA4XwS4XY

Polina Christodoulou (X Factor 2)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qhSUY5G6M8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQfcOsnVV7M

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZDQNKlMavQ

Elena Anagiotou (X Factor 3)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7uMkvHe810

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYRzxpQt3TY

Or something rock/alternative, here we have the best two options:

Nikolas Metaxas (Runner up of X Factor 1)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H32zyhRDcwg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1dgWa5hIIZ8&feature=fvwrel

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jW7hKREWwBQ

Stavros Michalakakos (Winner of X Factor 2)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fukEiGMq2I

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtYISh3C0Ac

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-AgDZrFuDY&feature=related

Harry Antoniou (Winner of X Factor 3)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OswLeSmBLrk

If we want a strong ballad in English:

Ioanna Protopapa (X Factor 1)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9qUmeNX4fM

rajo
28th May 2012, 00:13
Cyprus should bring a Turkish artist next year to Stockholm and let the Turkish population take part in the televoting and the juries.

NikkiBoy
28th May 2012, 09:39
Nikki Pointe? Everyone? 8-)

CypriotGirl
28th May 2012, 10:24
Cyprus should bring a Turkish artist next year to Stockholm and let the Turkish population take part in the televoting and the juries.

Here we go again... How many times we have to say IT'S NOT US THAT DO NOT LET THEM TAKE PART IN THE TELEVOTING FOR GOODNESS SAKE?

We had Turkish Cypriots in national finals (in 2004 or 2006 there was a boy band of 4 GC and TC), and 2 years ago there was a Turkish Cypriot girl in the talent show where we chose our representative. It's something I've been saying for years, btw. A duet with a GC and a TC singer in Greek, Turkish and English, like Israel did in 2009, would be a good option.



Nikki Pointe? Everyone? 8-)

I'd love Nikki Ponte, but she is a pop/dance artist, and you saw this year all the dance songs doing pretty bad... Well, Thomas G:Son composed her song "Remembering The Summer Nights", so if he composes for her a new "Euphoria", why not? :D

CypriotGirl
28th May 2012, 20:15
Talking about Nikki Ponte, here is her new song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAZw4kOo6N4

Jim
28th May 2012, 21:33
Maybe Cyprus will send Giorgos Papadopoulos? I like him, he's good!

stephanos13
28th May 2012, 22:43
Also Valanto and Nicole from Greek Idol 1.

The best choices are Nikolas Metaxas (he has amazing voice but I think this has no chances because he is studing in Boston) and Nikki Ponte of course.

CypriotGirl
28th May 2012, 23:40
Also Valanto and Nicole from Greek Idol 1.

The best choices are Nikolas Metaxas (he has amapzing but I think this has no chances because he is studing in Boston) and Nikki Ponte of course.

Yeah Valando would be nice too, Nicole is a bit silly to be honest, I cannot stand her, although she has a nice voice, she doesn't know how to speak! :lol:

They are both reasonable choices, none of them had any success so far. Valando only had one hit "Sti Dipla Thesi", and nothing more!

CypriotGirl
28th May 2012, 23:41
Maybe Cyprus will send Giorgos Papadopoulos? I like him, he's good!

I like him, but he's a boring singer over all... I mean, I like his songs, but they are boring for ESC. I can only imagine him with a song like "Standing Still", but in Greek of course, his English sucks!

sokyratis555
29th May 2012, 05:54
its quite a predicament for cyprus next year isnt it? what do they do, do they follow the poppy route this year that served them ok, and hope it continues, or do they go for the ethnic stylings like in 2008 and 2011, and hope that it finally clicks with the audiences. i would prefer either greece or cyprus to have a song not in english, or at least mixed, cause theyre just so beautiful (cyprus was robbed in both 2008 and 2011)

but ive been a big fan of cyprus the past 5 year (bar firefly) so anything will do

CypriotGirl
29th May 2012, 16:28
^You really think that the "masterpieces" we sent in 2008 and 2011 were robbed? :o

AdelAdel
29th May 2012, 21:09
Here we go again... How many times we have to say IT'S NOT US THAT DO NOT LET THEM TAKE PART IN THE TELEVOTING FOR GOODNESS SAKE?

We had Turkish Cypriots in national finals (in 2004 or 2006 there was a boy band of 4 GC and TC), and 2 years ago there was a Turkish Cypriot girl in the talent show where we chose our representative. It's something I've been saying for years, btw. A duet with a GC and a TC singer in Greek, Turkish and English, like Israel did in 2009, would be a good option.

So that's why Turkey gave you points in 2004... and I thought that they started liking you ;)
Anyway, Cyprus is an awesome ESC country, I liked most of their previous entries and the 2004 entry was my favorite entry of all. Cyprus deserves a win, it is one of the most underrated countries in ESC :(

Melodi
30th May 2012, 02:31
So that's why Turkey gave you points in 2004... and I thought that they started liking you ;)
Anyway, Cyprus is an awesome ESC country, I liked most of their previous entries and the 2004 entry was my favorite entry of all. Cyprus deserves a win, it is one of the most underrated countries in ESC :(

Cyprus had Turkish Cypriots in national final, not Eurovision final. When Eleftheria was in Turkey, she was asked this question and she said "We all Cypriots, why not?" but we all know there's no way that Cyprus will choose a Turkish Cypriot representative. They can be candidate but never be chosen.

pablorabia
30th May 2012, 06:24
I don't want to have a political conversation right now. I am not a nationalist. I voted for Albania and Turkey in the finals. Both of them are considered "enemies" by many in Greece and that's sad. But, TR Nothern Cyprus is a state that is recognised only by Turkey and there are some good reasons for that.

Reunification is needed but not a Belgium-like one. (personal opinion)

PS Eγώ θέλω την Ήβη, κάθε χρόνο.. Αν δεν θέλει η Κύπρος, ας την στείλει η Ελλάδα ή η Βουλγαρία... Ivi again!

CypriotGirl
31st May 2012, 18:08
PS Eγώ θέλω την Ήβη, κάθε χρόνο.. Αν δεν θέλει η Κύπρος, ας την στείλει η Ελλάδα ή η Βουλγαρία... Ivi again!

I want Ivi again, but not next year. Maybe 2014? I want her to make a fan base in many countries and then send her! And not for Bulgaria, please, Bulgaria gave her 0 points!

stephanos13
31st May 2012, 19:11
I think someday in the upcomping years Loukas and Eleftheria will participate for Cyprus but not 2013 surely.

CypriotGirl
31st May 2012, 20:30
I think someday in the upcomping years Loukas and Eleftheria will participate for Cyprus but not 2013 surely.

That would be good, but Eleftheria please, not with a slutty pop song like this year! She can do so nice with an ethnic ballad in Greek, there's no need to show her body or anything.

stephanos13
31st May 2012, 21:04
Surely Eleftheria in X-Factor always was singing ethinc songs and balands.

CypriotGirl
31st May 2012, 21:08
What about these?

Stella Kalli

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OpRSUfDrEdc

Salina

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FFHdJyHiMg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRmp1mD6WxA

Marianna Pieretti

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iep1el0gg4U

Vera Boufi

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lQpDUSp3cw

CypriotGirl
8th June 2012, 11:53
Look what an awful song they chose to make on the occasion of the first Cypriot presidency of the EU!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5rSLVvp5dI&feature=g-all-c

It has even bigger ratio of dislikes than "Friday" of Rebecca Black!

daniels1000
8th June 2012, 12:26
I want Ivi again, but not next year. Maybe 2014? I want her to make a fan base in many countries and then send her! And not for Bulgaria, please, Bulgaria gave her 0 points!

Yey,great idea xcheer


I want Michalis Hatzigiannis for 2013 , and then Ivi for 2014 :D

CypriotGirl
8th June 2012, 22:41
Yey,great idea xcheer


I want Michalis Hatzigiannis for 2013 , and then Ivi for 2014 :D

Very difficult to see Michalis again in ESC! I hope so, because he's probably the best we could send, but he now forgets that his career in Greece started with Eurovision, and he makes some comments not so favorable for Eurovision. But never say never!

CypriotGirl
8th June 2012, 22:42
By the way, Nikki Ponte said in an interview at a Greek tv channel few days ago: "I really want to try again for Eurovision".


http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=6C4gJfbjR8M

She doesn't clarify, but I think Greece has more possibilities to send her than Cyprus! :(

daniels1000
8th June 2012, 23:43
But never say never!

Mark those words and pray :D :lol:

CypriotGirl
9th June 2012, 01:02
Mark those words and pray :D :lol:

For now, just enjoy the 18-year-old Michalis, and pray! :lol:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFx0Q-T89iE

And so underrated that year, only 11th, and it's one of the best songs we ever sent! He should've been in top 5!

EmperorG
19th June 2012, 15:33
Next year we have to send Stavros Hadjisavvas! :lol:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5rSLVvp5dI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0p9NN9YLTI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hB2Oj8xBZBQ

xrofl3xrollinglol

Sim
26th June 2012, 21:55
I've read somewhere that Cyprus would not participate in 2013 because of a political decision, someone knows something more about it, if it's just a rumour or true?

Matt
26th June 2012, 22:16
I haven't heard anything and those rumors always pop up. So I were you, I wouldn't worry :D

CypriotGirl
26th June 2012, 23:23
I haven't heard anything either. I don't think we'll withdraw, ESC did so high viewing numbers in Cyprus, above 90%, CyBC never achieves this throughout the year!

CypriotGirl
8th July 2012, 23:01
This song won the 20th Cypriot Song Contest:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8k3dFvJhcM&feature=plcp

I'd really love to see Cyprus sending a song like that, in Cypriot language, with Cypriot traditional elements, no matter what the result would be! The singer of that song is Irini Antoniou, she's got a lovely voice, and she would be a great choice!

tuorem
10th July 2012, 00:46
Does anyone thinks Cyprus will come up with a modern song again due to Ivy's qualification?

CypriotGirl
10th July 2012, 01:36
Does anyone thinks Cyprus will come up with a modern song again due to Ivy's qualification?

If it's a well-written song like La La Love, and performed by somebody like Nikki Ponte, then why not? :)

r3gg13
10th July 2012, 02:19
Nikki Ponte would be great with a summer hit type of song :)

NikkiBoy
10th July 2012, 15:28
In 2004 Lisa Andreas gave Cyprus a 5th Place?
Maybe a finalist again?

CypriotGirl
10th July 2012, 17:53
In 2004 Lisa Andreas gave Cyprus a 5th Place?
Maybe a finalist again?

Lisa Andreas is a nobody, the typical one-hit-wonder! She went back to the UK after ESC, to finish school, and since then I never heard anything from her!

Btw, I just found out from wikipedia that in the fourth series of the British X Factor, she made it through to the second round! :o

Narmina
17th July 2012, 14:29
want something folk from Cyprus...kind of 2011 :p

CypriotGirl
17th July 2012, 14:41
want something folk from Cyprus...kind of 2011 :p

Something folk = yes
Kind of 2011 = no!

I mean, something folk and good, not like 2011! xsos

AdelAdel
17th July 2012, 14:48
How about you send a singer, who is completely unknown in Greece, so they won't give you 12 points :mrgreen:

CypriotGirl
17th July 2012, 15:54
How about you send a singer, who is completely unknown in Greece, so they won't give you 12 points :mrgreen:

Yeah, keep dreaming... Christina Metaxa, Jon Lilygreen, Christos Mylordou, Evdokia Kadi, Lisa Andreas were completely unknown in Greece, and remain unknown until today (only Evdokia Kadi is now in Greece and started a career). The only singers we sent that are/were famous in Greece in the 21st century were One, Constantinos Christoforou, Annet Artani, Evridiki and Ivi Adamou and a little bit Stelios Konstantas (he was an one-hit-wonder of the 90s). As if the popularity has something to do with the 12 points. In the 90s, Greece sent some acts that were completely unknown in Cyprus, but they got 12 points too...

CANyouLoveMeBack
18th July 2012, 08:32
FBI can't even help Europe about this... Greece will always give 12 to Cyprus, Cyprus always to Greece.

But one year I hope Turkey will give 10 points to Azerbaijan but it won't be 8 points I'm sure...

AdelAdel
18th July 2012, 11:27
Yeah, keep dreaming... Christina Metaxa, Jon Lilygreen, Christos Mylordou, Evdokia Kadi, Lisa Andreas were completely unknown in Greece, and remain unknown until today (only Evdokia Kadi is now in Greece and started a career). The only singers we sent that are/were famous in Greece in the 21st century were One, Constantinos Christoforou, Annet Artani, Evridiki and Ivi Adamou and a little bit Stelios Konstantas (he was an one-hit-wonder of the 90s). As if the popularity has something to do with the 12 points. In the 90s, Greece sent some acts that were completely unknown in Cyprus, but they got 12 points too...

That's interesting. Some time ago you justified the 12 points giving by saying that one singer from one country is famous in another. Now you say that those 2 countries will always exchange 12 points. Could you explain why? Is it some sort of political act against Turkey? Please, enlighten me on this topic, because I really would like to know. Personally, I find the free points exchanging ridiculous and childish, and it reminds me the "sub4sub" thing on youtube...

AdelAdel
18th July 2012, 11:29
FBI can't even help Europe about this... Greece will always give 12 to Cyprus, Cyprus always to Greece.

But one year I hope Turkey will give 10 points to Azerbaijan but it won't be 8 points I'm sure...

I think there is a way, that they wouldn't exchange 12 points...
Let's say a famous Greek singer moves to... let's say France, and he would represent France in ESC
So... Greece would give 12 points to France, because they would vote for their own guy, then. This worked even with Belarus when Rybak was representing Norway (the only time Belarus didn't give 12 to Russia)

CypriotGirl
19th July 2012, 14:18
That's interesting. Some time ago you justified the 12 points giving by saying that one singer from one country is famous in another. Now you say that those 2 countries will always exchange 12 points. Could you explain why? Is it some sort of political act against Turkey? Please, enlighten me on this topic, because I really would like to know. Personally, I find the free points exchanging ridiculous and childish, and it reminds me the "sub4sub" thing on youtube...

It's Greece that always sends famous singers, in the 21st century, all the singers that Greece sent were more or less famous in Cyprus, even top or tops names like Anna Visi, Sakis Rouvas and Helena Paparizou... Cypriot representatives, though, not all times are famous in Greece, but even if they are not famous, the song of Cyprus gets popularity there and it's normal to get 12 points. If we send a song that is awful and the singer is unknown, I wouldn't be surprised to see Greece giving Cyprus less than 12 points, especially now with the juries. On the other hand, Cyprus will be giving 12 points to Greece even if the world turned upside down...

Cyprus in many ways is like it's a part of Greece. Our music industry is the same, we have no "Cypriot charts" but only "Greek charts". It's like you have a part of Poland being independent from Poland, and participating in Eurovision. How many points will they be giving to each other?

Btw, what does "political act against Turkey" has to do with that? :?

CypriotGirl
19th July 2012, 14:21
I think there is a way, that they wouldn't exchange 12 points...
Let's say a famous Greek singer moves to... let's say France, and he would represent France in ESC
So... Greece would give 12 points to France, because they would vote for their own guy, then. This worked even with Belarus when Rybak was representing Norway (the only time Belarus didn't give 12 to Russia)

I said this countless times... If for example Tamta represents Georgia and a less famous singer represents Cyprus in ESC, then Greece will give 12 points to Georgia instead of Cyprus, I strongly believe this...

AdelAdel
19th July 2012, 14:30
It's Greece that always sends famous singers, in the 21st century, all the singers that Greece sent were more or less famous in Cyprus, even top or tops names like Anna Visi, Sakis Rouvas and Helena Paparizou... Cypriot representatives, though, not all times are famous in Greece, but even if they are not famous, the song of Cyprus gets popularity there and it's normal to get 12 points. If we send a song that is awful and the singer is unknown, I wouldn't be surprised to see Greece giving Cyprus less than 12 points, especially now with the juries. On the other hand, Cyprus will be giving 12 points to Greece even if the world turned upside down...

Cyprus in many ways is like it's a part of Greece. Our music industry is the same, we have no "Cypriot charts" but only "Greek charts". It's like you have a part of Poland being independent from Poland, and participating in Eurovision. How many points will they be giving to each other?

Btw, what does "political act against Turkey" has to do with that? :?

Cyprus and Turkey have a history of not voting for each other at all. What is the reason for this? Isn't it because of the Northern Cyprus issue? Even now, you say that Cyprus will be always giving 12 points to Greece no matter what happens.

And I want to ask you a question - would Cypriots have anything against if Greece wanted to annex you?
You even compare it to a part of Poland breaking up with the rest of the country - there's a region that wants to be autonomous, but not independent. Actually, I think that they would rather give Germany 12 points, and not Poland.

And another question - is it possible for Northern Cypriots to vote in ESC?

CypriotGirl
19th July 2012, 16:16
And I want to ask you a question - would Cypriots have anything against if Greece wanted to annex you?
You even compare it to a part of Poland breaking up with the rest of the country - there's a region that wants to be autonomous, but not independent. Actually, I think that they would rather give Germany 12 points, and not Poland.

And another question - is it possible for Northern Cypriots to vote in ESC?

Cypriots voted that they wanted to be united with Greece (even Turkish Cypriots voted for unity with Greece), but Greece denied to accept that because they had problems with the dictatorship etc... Today, Cyprus is in a much better situation than Greece, a lot of Greeks came to Cyprus to find job, wherever you go, instead of seeing Romanian and Bulgarian workers, now you see mainland Greeks... I wouldn't like unity with Greece, and most Cypriots would deny that, except the extreme nationalists.

Northern Cypriots cannot vote in ESC because they don't have the same phone lines with us, and Cypriot republic has no authority there because the land there is occupied by the Turkish army. And even if they could vote, that would be unfair, because the majority of the inhabitants there are illegal settlers, Turkish Cypriots are a minority themselves. It would be unfair, because there hundreds of thousands of illegal settlers from Turkey, and the things would never be balanced. If the Turkish Cypriots only could vote, it would be fair, and Turkey would get an amount of points from Cyprus for sure. But having the illegal settlers voting, that would be unfair...

About that part of Poland that wants to be autonomous, it's not the same with Cyprus. Cyprus was not a part of Greece and wanted to be autonomous. It is independent because it was a part of the UK until 1960, and back then, when the Cypriots wanted unity with Greece, that never was achieved, so it is independent from back then...

AdelAdel
19th July 2012, 16:31
Cypriots voted that they wanted to be united with Greece (even Turkish Cypriots voted for unity with Greece), but Greece denied to accept that because they had problems with the dictatorship etc... Today, Cyprus is in a much better situation than Greece, a lot of Greeks came to Cyprus to find job, wherever you go, instead of seeing Romanian and Bulgarian workers, now you see mainland Greeks... I wouldn't like unity with Greece, and most Cypriots would deny that, except the extreme nationalists.

About that part of Poland that wants to be autonomous, it's not the same with Cyprus. Cyprus was not a part of Greece and wanted to be autonomous. It is independent because it was a part of the UK until 1960, and back then, when the Cypriots wanted unity with Greece, that never was achieved, so it is independent from back then...

Some Turks in the political sub-forum say that Turkey invaded Northern Cyprus, because the Greek and Cypriot governments were putting pressure on Northern Cypriots, so they came to "save" them. I really don't know how much truth is in it...

Yes, I know that Cyprus was a UK colony, I believe that there are still some UK bases.

Anyway, 2004 was the first year that Turkey had given points to Cyprus, and 2003 was the first year when Cyprus gave points to Turkey. I'm convinced that the juries couldn't vote for the other, because they had political pressure, or something.

Archer
19th July 2012, 16:42
even Turkish Cypriots voted for unity with Greece

I don't really want to go into politics here but I gotta ask for source for such a baseless claim.

Jim
19th July 2012, 21:40
Cypriotgirl it's true that many Greeks live and work in Cyprus but also many Cypriots live and work in Greece too!

CypriotGirl
21st July 2012, 15:33
I don't really want to go into politics here but I gotta ask for source for such a baseless claim.

Baseless claim? I was talking about the first time that there were elections for union with Greece, about 1950 or something. I didn't say all Turkish Cypriots voted for union with Greece, but there existed an amount of them that voted for that. Even if they didn't vote for that, the Greek Cypriots were the 80% of the island, the voice of the majority had to be heard. During that time, both Turkish Cypriots & Greek Cypriots were divided into the nationalists and the liberalists. Greek Cypriot nationalists (EOKA B') were killing the Greek Cypriot liberalists, and so did the Turkish Cypriots nationalists (TMT) were killing the Turkish Cypriot liberalists.

Archer
21st July 2012, 16:13
EDIT: As I really don't think it'd be worth to risk my account for such cheap fanatic accusations, I'll prever not to involve in the political debate here and post my answers in the political section instead.

escYOUnited
21st July 2012, 20:11
Please use the Politics forum for political discussion!

Mangeo
15th August 2012, 15:00
i agree with you guys, go for Nikki Ponte.
She has a great voice and she looks very great.

NikkiBoy
15th August 2012, 16:48
Whats happening?
Turkey talking about withdrawing and Cyprus to? omg..
But i hope we see ::cz::li::lu returning/debuting.!

Archer
16th August 2012, 20:07
Who says Cyprus is withdrawing ?

Sim
16th August 2012, 21:03
why would cyprus withdraw? They has like their best since ... and were for the first time above Greece sinc ...:p

Kryptonite
17th August 2012, 12:42
why would cyprus withdraw? They has like their best since ... and were for the first time above Greece sinc ...:p

Exactly! I really can't see Cyprus withdrawing in 2013! :)

CypriotGirl
22nd August 2012, 22:32
I have seen on the internet some comments "Cyprus will withdraw" and "Cyprus wants to withdraw from ESC 2013" and and and... Why I haven't heard anything if this was true? :?

Jim
22nd August 2012, 22:45
I don't believe that Cyprus will withdraw...this is ridiculous I think!

CC92
22nd August 2012, 22:47
Giannis Christodoulopoulos, provide us with another masterpiece!!! This time for Cyprus maybe. :D

CypriotGirl
23rd August 2012, 11:20
Giannis Christodoulopoulos, provide us with another masterpiece!!! This time for Cyprus maybe. :D

It would be great, and Despina Olympiou who works with him recently can sing it!

CypriotGirl
2nd September 2012, 00:05
Cyprus now tries to build its own music scene, separated from the Greek one... Here are some artists that released songs recently:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhivJonjwVA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4CNzRJfzIE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pbh0FtV6sI8

Narmina
2nd September 2012, 20:53
Greek and Cypriot culture is almost the same, so for us this countries are very similar, I mean the music

CypriotGirl
3rd September 2012, 00:34
Greek and Cypriot culture is almost the same, so for us this countries are very similar, I mean the music

Yeah, this is obvious! I mean that in Cyprus recently appeared some independent record companies that encourage artists to stay in Cyprus instead of going to Greece to make a career! I like this a lot! We can finally have our own music scene! :D

GRE
26th October 2012, 17:10
Some good news about Cyprus..!
Will propably be in Malmo,and has proposed to George Papadopoulos to represent them!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmCETkR8cr0

penguinperson
26th October 2012, 17:55
Maybe they've convinced the label to pay as that was the issue.

CypriotGirl
26th October 2012, 18:05
Giorgos Papadopoulous would be good, BUT with a Greek song (his English accent is not the best), and with a song in his style (pop-rock ballad, or pop-rock uptempo) not something outside his style (dance etc)... And something that he himself will write, since he's a singer-songwriter, not something that a Swedish team will write for him.!

My favorite song of him is:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4C-tTf6Pygo

And these are nice too:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJQXbCnEluI&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCOSPacH0ro&feature=relmfu

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FH_2AeUgd9Y&feature=plcp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=5B8oI68QUy4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VU4Knl8bm_8

My concern is that sometimes he writes some songs that are boring... His latest album lacks a strong song, I found it quite bad...

Greekboy
26th October 2012, 18:16
I like Giorgos Papadopoulos, I think he would be a good choice for Cyprus. I agree that a song in Greek from him would be best. I don't think his English accent is that bad, but I feel like he looses something in English compared to Greek.

For anyone wondering here is how his English accent sounds:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPFsefjjfb4

Here is the same song but in Greek:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1dbX5-03V08


By the way, how ironic would it be if the rumors of Mihalis Hatzigiannis for Greece were true. (since some say they have similar sounding voices) I know it's not likely for Greece though, but still. :lol:

CypriotGirl
26th October 2012, 18:36
Indeed, their voices are similar, and so does their music style. Many people say that Giorgos copies Michalis (all these come from Michalis' fans also known as Michalitses, though, they even blaim him that he's trying to make a career in the name of Michalis, insane girls OMG!)

What insane things they write in youtube, you cannot imagine! Giorgos Papadopoulos had a song in 2003 called "Vythos". This was long before he moved to Greece and started a career there, he was famous only here. Michalis Hatzigiannis has a song "O Vythos Sou" and that song was from 2004. His fans, though, were writing that Giorgos copied even the title of Michalis' song (while G's song was released before the one of M)! xrofl2

Greekboy
26th October 2012, 19:01
Oh wow, I didn't know how bad it was. Fan boys/girls are crazy! Imagine what it will be like if Cyprus really does choose Giorgos Papadopoulos and Greece Mihalis Hatzigiannis. xrofl

dragvision
26th October 2012, 20:07
he have singing in some national cypriot preselection for esc or the eurojunior? I have see in the past.

GRE
26th October 2012, 20:38
Oh wow, I didn't know how bad it was. Fan boys/girls are crazy! Imagine what it will be like if Cyprus really does choose Giorgos Papadopoulos and Greece Mihalis Hatzigiannis. xrofl

IF Greece participate,i would not like again to be represented by a cypriot..!

CypriotGirl
26th October 2012, 20:51
he have singing in some national cypriot preselection for esc or the eurojunior? I have see in the past.

No, nowhere...

wyq614
29th October 2012, 19:34
Breaking News from Esctoday: Cyprus confirms participation in ESC 2013

CypriotGirl
29th October 2012, 20:14
Breaking News from Esctoday: Cyprus confirms participation in ESC 2013

xyaaay

dragvision
29th October 2012, 21:58
::cy Wow my best entry from Cyprus is :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tA5G4JyUyLE

Jim
29th October 2012, 22:04
The best Cypriot entry for me is that from 2004 (Lisa Andreas "Stronger Every Minute")! :)

dragvision
29th October 2012, 23:48
sorry but i am older i prefere national language, i hate english now.

Jim
29th October 2012, 23:54
sorry but i am older i prefere national language, i hate english now.

Maybe you're right! It's better for singers to sing in their mother language and for us to hear songs in the language that we speak! :)

Yoni
30th October 2012, 14:17
Seems like it's Nikki?

CypriotGirl
30th October 2012, 15:07
Seems like it's Nikki?

That would be good, but I think too good to be true.... xhmm

I heard something about Heaven Music being in negotiations with CyBC, and Nikki is in Sony Music. There wasn't a reliable source, though. From Heaven Music, I prefer Polina Christodoulou over Giorgos Papadopoulos. Giorgos is quite boring for ESC, Polina has a powerful voice and can sing a nice ballad (in Greek of course) like these:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQfcOsnVV7M

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxI7P3OJXQI

Although I like her song "Anantikatastatos", I wouldn't like her to go with a song like that, to make an Eleftheria #2!

Yoni
30th October 2012, 15:39
That source from .net eventually revealed that CyBC did a deal with Sony and not with Heaven, he didn't exactly say it's Nikki.
he just described the singer and she fitted the most! :D

alca
30th October 2012, 16:34
I think sending Ivi again would be a good choice. They adore her here in Sweden and it'll be like competing at homeground for her. (I can't believe I just said this since I don't like her! :lol:)

Matt
30th October 2012, 18:22
Nicosia born singer and songwriter Yiorgos Papadopoulos is the Cypriot broadcaster’s first choice to represent the island to the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest as confirmed by Heaven Music, the singer’s label.


The artist is considering the proposal seriously but nothing has been finalised yet. More information is expected next week.


http://www.esctoday.com/wp-content/themes/gameportal/timthumb/timthumb.php?w=213&h=213&src=http://www.esctoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/papadopoulos.jpg


Source (http://www.esctoday.com/?p=38295)

CypriotGirl
30th October 2012, 18:58
I think sending Ivi again would be a good choice. They adore her here in Sweden and it'll be like competing at homeground for her. (I can't believe I just said this since I don't like her! :lol:)

That would be great, and with a song into her style because La La Love wasn't a song in her style 100%, but I think it's not a good thing to send the same artist for 2 years in a row! Perhaps 2 or 3 years after!

She might be welcomed by Swedish audience, but unfortunately they are not the only ones who vote, there are about 40 more countries! :lol:


That source from .net eventually revealed that CyBC did a deal with Sony and not with Heaven, he didn't exactly say it's Nikki.
he just described the singer and she fitted the most! :D

I hope this will be true! I want Nikki, and not Papadopoulos. I like them both, but Nikki is good for ESC, Papadopoulos is boring for ESC... xpray

alca
30th October 2012, 19:59
She might be welcomed by Swedish audience, but unfortunately they are not the only ones who vote, there are about 40 more countries! :lol:

Yeah I was thinking about that while posting but sometimes people who are watching on tv can hear the cheering in the arena. Maybe that could help. Of course not so much but no matter what, La La Love charted in many countries after the ESC was over so coming back next year with a great song could actually turn out really well for Ivi and Cyprus.

CypriotGirl
30th October 2012, 21:06
Indeed, she would have much more chances than in 2012, for the reasons you stated above! :p

VikingTiger
30th October 2012, 23:23
From what I have found on Yiorgos Papadopoulos on YouTube I am not sure what to think... none of the songs convinced me.

And by the way, what Ivi would need if she wants to return to the ESC is not a better song... but a better live voice...

A-lister
31st October 2012, 01:43
From what I have found on Yiorgos Papadopoulos on YouTube I am not sure what to think... none of the songs convinced me.

And by the way, what Ivi would need if she wants to return to the ESC is not a better song... but a better live voice...

And I agree with both statements.

Ivi's problem wasn't the song, nor was it her stage show, it was simply her live vocals. Now, I'm not THAT picky with live vocals myself if they're not too shady, the song is good and the show is good enough, but I know some people are picky and especially the juries.

A-lister
31st October 2012, 01:44
Seems like it's Nikki?

Who is this Nikki people talk about? The potential artist?

A-lister
31st October 2012, 01:51
Although I like her song "Anantikatastatos", I wouldn't like her to go with a song like that, to make an Eleftheria #2!

Haven't heard about her before, I checked up this song you mention...

I thought it sounded familiar...

Maria

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMwxYPww2hQ

Polina

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1fqfkbDA2A

... anyways, this Polina girl could be a good choice. I hope atleast one out of Cyprus or Greece will bring the Greek language back to the ESC stage next year. Something like actual Modern Laika would fit this Polina girl's voice well, and I don't mean the milked down stuff we got from Eleftheria (which was a Swedish song anyways) or Paparizou, but more something like Kokkinou's 'Ki Allo' , 'Sex' or Vandi's 'Jamba' & 'Kalanta'... I'm dying to get something like that in ESC! No Pop-schlager compromises, more like 'hardcore' ethno-pop - the real deal thank u! :mrgreen:

alca
31st October 2012, 19:01
Who is this Nikki people talk about? The potential artist?

Nikki Ponte. She was in the Greek NF 2011.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOJsiObpIrI

(I posted the studio version coz the live sucked a bit and oh those dancers' costumes. Apart from that, my favourite last year! xrofl2)

Jim
31st October 2012, 22:26
Sorry, but I don't like Nikki Ponte...She has nothing so much special! :mrgreen:

CypriotGirl
31st October 2012, 22:46
@A-Lister: Seriously, these songs you mentioned of Elli Kokkinou and Despina Vandi is what you call nice modern laika? I'd prefer my country to withdraw rather than sending such a song. "Anantikatastatos" of Polina is a nice song, I like it, but if they go with this style, I'm sure they'll choose something really cheap pseudo-ethnic Swedish production.

----------------------

Nikki Ponte can sing live, and she's a good performer overall:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NA9A81dwdpY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCPd5ogYNpQ
(skip to 2:10)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jB157MA7opE
(skip it to 1:30)
If she is given the right song of course... "I Don't Wanna Dance" was a very difficult song to be performed live, just like "La La Love" was... xshrug
I don't mean to give her a ballad, but a song that can be performed live, that doesn't have key changes etc.

I think something in this style would suit her more:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLuAdmzydkg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRFEpDep83U

And Ivi can sing live too, again if she is given a song in her style. I'd prefer her with a teen-pop or jazzy-pop song instead. Like this one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Saw1Uwvz2uQ

A-lister
1st November 2012, 11:04
@A-Lister: Seriously, these songs you mentioned of Elli Kokkinou and Despina Vandi is what you call nice modern laika? I'd prefer my country to withdraw rather than sending such a song. "Anantikatastatos" of Polina is a nice song, I like it, but if they go with this style, I'm sure they'll choose something really cheap pseudo-ethnic Swedish production.


Well, according to the Greek Music source I found... under the genre 'Modern laika' that's the type of music you get :) Well, then I hope you withdraw then :lol:

I'm bored of the pseudo- Swedish ethno-schlager-pop stuff aswell however, but none of the examples I gave are like that. The stuff I mentioned are more like Greek turbo-folk, more like the real deal imo, and we still haven't got anything like that in ESC :( I know you prefer the more 'non-Greek' sound however, but to a non-Greek the milked down Europop in English is a total bore now (and don't get me start on Disney ballads in English!!!)...

A-lister
1st November 2012, 11:06
Nikki Ponte. She was in the Greek NF 2011.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOJsiObpIrI


Aha THAT Nikki!, Well I didn't like her entry back then tbh.

CypriotGirl
1st November 2012, 13:47
Well, according to the Greek Music source I found... under the genre 'Modern laika' that's the type of music you get :) Well, then I hope you withdraw then :lol:

I'm bored of the pseudo- Swedish ethno-schlager-pop stuff aswell however, but none of the examples I gave are like that. The stuff I mentioned are more like Greek turbo-folk, more like the real deal imo, and we still haven't got anything like that in ESC :( I know you prefer the more 'non-Greek' sound however, but to a non-Greek the milked down Europop in English is a total bore now (and don't get me start on Disney ballads in English!!!)...

I like some turbo-folk, and some modern laika in this regard too. But the songs you mentioned are the cheapest songs ever. Ki Allo and Sex of Elli Kokkinou, no comment! Jumbi and Kalanta of Vandi, well no comment... :?

While I do like songs of Kokkinou and Vandi like these ones:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEvurbxw4kM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jRMLzKdc5M&feature=related

So, you wouldn't call me a laiko-music hater at all. I enjoy songs of this genre too!

What I meant is that if they go for something like this, they will end up with a Swedish pseudo ethnic, like Aphrodisiac, I'm almost sure.

On the other hand, with Nikki Ponte don't expect something in Greek, no way. First of all, she doesn't speak good Greek, and she hardly ever sings in Greek. And with her, I think they'd go with a song like the ones of her I mentioned above. Btw, "Remembering the summer nights" was composed by Thomas G:Son and Marcus Englof (R.I.P.)! That doesn't necessarily mean that if she's chosen, Swedes will write the song. There are producers of dance music in Greece too, and they are very good, like Playmen, OtherView, etc... But personally, I don't care who will write the song, as long as the song is good! :p

A-lister
2nd November 2012, 23:30
I like some turbo-folk, and some modern laika in this regard too. But the songs you mentioned are the cheapest songs ever. Ki Allo and Sex of Elli Kokkinou, no comment! Jumbi and Kalanta of Vandi, well no comment... :?

While I do like songs of Kokkinou and Vandi like these ones:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEvurbxw4kM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jRMLzKdc5M&feature=related

So, you wouldn't call me a laiko-music hater at all. I enjoy songs of this genre too!

What I meant is that if they go for something like this, they will end up with a Swedish pseudo ethnic, like Aphrodisiac, I'm almost sure.

On the other hand, with Nikki Ponte don't expect something in Greek, no way. First of all, she doesn't speak good Greek, and she hardly ever sings in Greek. And with her, I think they'd go with a song like the ones of her I mentioned above. Btw, "Remembering the summer nights" was composed by Thomas G:Son and Marcus Englof (R.I.P.)! That doesn't necessarily mean that if she's chosen, Swedes will write the song. There are producers of dance music in Greece too, and they are very good, like Playmen, OtherView, etc... But personally, I don't care who will write the song, as long as the song is good! :p

Hmm, I actually think the clips you posted here are more 'typical' of what we've heard in ESC than the ones I mentioned tbh.

Well, the whole point is that I want something more pure Greek ethno (turbo) folk and NOT something Swedish pseudo!

Why doesn't Nikki speak Greek? Well, that's even worse, it seems she'll go with something typically Swedish dance-pop then... I didn't like her entry the other year at all, well I could live with another 'la la love' type of entry... oh well we'll see xshrug.

CypriotGirl
2nd November 2012, 23:56
Nikki was born and grew up in Canada.

A-lister
3rd November 2012, 00:07
Nikki was born and grew up in Canada.

I see... for how long has she stayed in Cyprus then or been active there?

alca
3rd November 2012, 00:32
She entered the Greek X-Factor. That's when all began.

DanielLuis
3rd November 2012, 02:12
Nikki Ponte. She was in the Greek NF 2011.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOJsiObpIrI

(I posted the studio version coz the live sucked a bit and oh those dancers' costumes. Apart from that, my favourite last year! xrofl2)

To be honest I think I dont wanna dance is better than La la love, and I loved la la love! Wouldn't mind seeing Nikki representing either Greece or Cyprus!

CypriotGirl
8th November 2012, 00:24
What about a song like this? This song won the Cypriot Song Composition Contest 2012!


http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xurr9r_irini-antoniou-to-spiti-mou_music

(Btw, the video is from the live version of the song, but in the audio I put the studio version because the sound quality wasn't good)

A-lister
8th November 2012, 00:27
^
Hmm, a bit too monotone/repeating imo I'm afraid.

For some reason, when it comes to Greek ethno inspired music I much prefer the uptempo over ballads (or maybe I just wasn't exposed to a great Greek ethno-ballad yet) ... I dunno xshrug

CypriotGirl
8th November 2012, 00:31
^
Hmm, not bad but it sounds quite repeating.

For some reason, when it comes to Greek ethno inspired music I much prefer the uptempo over ballads (or maybe I just wasn't exposed to a great Greek ethno-ballad yet) ... I dunno xshrug

That song is zeibekiko, btw. Like Loucas' entry in 2011.

I love Greek ethno-ballads. Probably my favorite music genre ever! I think no other genre can touch me more than these songs!

A nice Greek ethno-ballad (yes, you read the name also well) :lol:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nn9dWjQfOzs

And this is one of my favorite songs ever:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdUm0ITKyVs

A-lister
8th November 2012, 00:40
^
I really liked Loucas' bits in the 2011 entry but the rap destroyed it all for me :( A similar entry like that, but with sung verses would be a nice thing.

A-lister
8th November 2012, 00:44
^
I really liked Loucas' bits in the 2011 entry but the rap destroyed it all for me :( A similar entry like that, but with sung verses would be a nice thing.

Edit: I liked the Eleftheria one, the other isn't too bad either.

I think my concern is the lack of climax, the singing is very hmm mellow... it's not necessarily a bad thing, but it can come across as a bit of sleepy after 3 minutes. Now don't get me wrong, I'm not asking for some over-sung wailed power ballads... I like the subtle, but there's still something lacking.

CypriotGirl
8th November 2012, 00:45
As there's a fuss around Giorgos Papadopoulos, here is a song of him that I'd like to see something similar in ESC if he is chosen:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOuOg-VUOdU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLdEVC0piuc

I wouldn't like a pop-rock mid-tempo song from him like some hits he has had. This will be boring and meh for ESC.

CypriotGirl
24th November 2012, 23:16
If we need something "modern", then I don't think we have to look for foreign producers. We have Cyprus-based composers and producers that can write good songs too. Example of a 100% Cypriot-production of a song with international appealing:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFbrf4rgwL8

Matt
28th November 2012, 19:18
According to CyBC Chairman of the Board Mr Makis Symeou the country may pull out of the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest due to the financial crisis the country faces.
In an interview with local newspaper Fileleftheros today, Mr Symeou states that participation in the Eurovision Song Contest has been a profitable project for the Cypriot broadcaster so far. Since Cyprus became the fourth country to strike a bailout deal with IMF CyBC officials fear that taking part in the contest might provoke negative reactions so a meeting will be held next week to determine whether the Cypriot flag will be flown in Malm÷.

Matt
28th November 2012, 19:18
I sure hope it's not true.

Sim
28th November 2012, 19:42
OOh please no :(

daniels1000
28th November 2012, 21:01
I REALLY hope this isn't true :( :( xcry1

CypriotGirl
28th November 2012, 22:02
Every year the same crap... xshrug

According to Phileleftheros newspaper:

"In the case Cyprus decides to take part, every effort will be made for a low budget participation which could mean either a small scale national final with newcomer artists- such as talent show participants- or internal selection of an artist whose record label will be willing to undertake most of the cost."

Btw, rather than having a talent show with full of untalented people, and then sending a mediocre song like in 2011, I prefer to withdraw! But on the other hand, I surely want Cyprus in ESC, no matter if I'll like the song or not, we have to be part of this event! xshrug

The only hope is to find a record company that is willing to cover the cost, and this is a very possible option. Record companies see it as an opportunity to promote new singers, and ESC is a perfect way to promote a new artist! xshrug

stephanos13
29th November 2012, 12:51
Hope will be in ESC 13 !

For now Eleftheria's new song .


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJngdFikpUE

CANyouLoveMeBack
29th November 2012, 12:54
Greece should pay Cyprus to compete for +12 points :D

GRE
29th November 2012, 13:59
Greece should pay Cyprus to compete for +12 points :D

we dont have money!
Only your country with your friends from Azerbaijan could pay one another for 12 points !

CypriotGirl
29th November 2012, 14:04
Greece should pay Cyprus to compete for +12 points :D

Surely, Greece has so much money to pay other's participation too! :? xrofl3

sokyratis555
3rd December 2012, 04:42
So true matt, every year, the same crap over and over and over again.

daniels1000
4th December 2012, 15:15
Cypriot participation in Malm÷ is "unlikely" according to this article.

Read HERE (http://www.eurovisionary.com/eurovision-news/greek-and-cypriot-participation-malmoe-unlikely).

Matt
4th December 2012, 19:24
Uh oh.......

stephanos13
4th December 2012, 20:32
Yesssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Breaking news: Cyprus will participate in Eurovision 2013!

The final decision was taken by CYBC after long talks in broadcasters headquarters a few hours ago. According to Showtime-Cy, CYBC has a current deficit of 2 million euros.

http://sphotos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/156922_10151287501437250_1267081690_n.jpg

Matt
4th December 2012, 20:32
escdaily just announced that Cyprus will be in Malmo. Finally some great news!!!!

Terence
4th December 2012, 20:33
Yay! Good luck Cyprus! :D

CypriotGirl
4th December 2012, 20:34
xyaaay

Matt
4th December 2012, 20:36
xyaaay


That's it???


I expected a stronger reaction from you. something like


http://www.motivateusnot.com/resize.php?name=LzM3OC9HaXZlLWJhYmllcy1kcnVncy1JdC dzLWZyZWFraW5nLWF3ZXNvbWUtNGIzMjgyYzZhMzA3NS4zNTU=&w=550&h=9999&extension=.jpg

DanielLuis
4th December 2012, 20:39
Great!

CypriotGirl
4th December 2012, 20:51
BUT we can still withdraw you know! :lol:

daniels1000
4th December 2012, 20:54
xyaay xyaaay

GRE
4th December 2012, 20:56
This decision will effect also Greece ;)

dezbee2008
4th December 2012, 21:00
Awesome! xyaaay

CPV4931
4th December 2012, 21:43
Nice :-)

Jim
4th December 2012, 21:59
Good news!

A-lister
4th December 2012, 22:57
Yesssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Breaking news: Cyprus will participate in Eurovision 2013!

The final decision was taken by CYBC after long talks in broadcasters headquarters a few hours ago. According to Showtime-Cy, CYBC has a current deficit of 2 million euros.

http://sphotos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/156922_10151287501437250_1267081690_n.jpg

xcheer

However, I actually never doubted it ;)

Also, considering Cyprus had one of the only cross-over from ESC 2012 edition with "La la love" and imo their strongest entry to date, it would just be dumb to withdraw... afterall success in ESC may not always show on the final scoreboard, it can also be proven in the after-game (which is actually more important in the end of the day).

Scooby
4th December 2012, 23:10
Gr gr gr gre gre gre gre grea grea grea great news

DanielLuis
5th December 2012, 00:39
Im happy Cyprus is in! Even though some of their entries are bad, they have some great songs like "Comme ši, comme ša", "La la love" and "Stronger every minute"!

Jimba86
5th December 2012, 10:30
does this mean Greece will be back as well? (sorry didnt really whole thread)

yay for Cyprus! :D

DanielLuis
5th December 2012, 14:12
does this mean Greece will be back as well? (sorry didnt really whole thread)

yay for Cyprus! :D

Not necessarily.

stephanos13
5th December 2012, 16:25
Giorgos Papadopoulos is set to be announced as the representative of Cyprus in Malm÷. We should expect an official announcement from the CyBC to be forthcoming.

Stay tuned! escdaily.com

http://sphotos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/21710_10151288657807250_802768500_n.jpg

CypriotGirl
5th December 2012, 16:44
So the rumours were true? xthink

CypriotGirl
5th December 2012, 16:53
I cannot say I'm delighted about it. I said before that I personally like him, but I find him boring for ESC. He's in quite similar style with Roberto Bellarosa of Belgium, a guy with a guitar. Although Papadopoulos can become a bit more rock, and sometimes even folk. I couldn't imagine him in ESC to be honest...

If I could choose one song of him that I'd prefer his ESC song to be in similar style, would one of these:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VU4Knl8bm_8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOuOg-VUOdU

Btw, this is his new videoclip, released only 3 days ago:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8T2Gh9kb4o

CypriotGirl
5th December 2012, 20:14
According to this website, it's official:

Zappit.gr: (http://www.zappit.gr/default.php?pname=Article&cat_id=8&art_id=19893)

Matt
5th December 2012, 20:18
Based on his clips, he doesn't sound too promising but I'm withholding my judgement until later. His songs seem a bit draggy and uninspiring kinda remining me off the 2011 entry.

CypriotGirl
5th December 2012, 20:27
Based on his clips, he doesn't sound too promising but I'm withholding my judgement until later. His songs seem a bit draggy and uninspiring kinda remining me off the 2011 entry.

I don't think he has to do anything with Mylordou. People say he's very similar to Michalis Hatzigiannis, and their voice is very similar as well, also their music style too. They are even called kind of rivals because of this reason.

Besides, Papadopoulos is a singer-songwriter and he composes songs for himself and for other artists too. Mylordou is just a random person with average voice who won a talent show and never wrote anything himself, and the song itself that he sang in ESC hasn't got even the same style with Papadopoulos' songs.

For example, these songs were composed by him:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLe5JBz1ssM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4jjAH8Bm4Q

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjzezstHqsI

What I want is:

1) A song in Greek
2) Not a dance song or whatever outside his style

Matt
5th December 2012, 20:30
Right, my comment is purely based on two clips I watched and those reminded me of the 2011 song. Of course my intent here is not to imply that they are similar as artists. I actually like his voice so with the right song....you never know.

VikingTiger
5th December 2012, 21:01
Great news.
Cyprus is one of those countries that I am every year hoping will come up with a great entry and a great artist (but that very rarely does). I really do think they deserve a good result! They have been long time faithful. It would be awesome if Cyprus for once could be fighting for the victory.

LalehForWD
5th December 2012, 21:13
https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/270664_223265561038365_6632983_n.jpg
Who is Olga Markatou? :D

LalehForWD
5th December 2012, 21:18
The guy seem to be a skilled songwriter and he's apparently a good singer. It's all about the producer I think.

CypriotGirl
5th December 2012, 21:29
Right, my comment is purely based on two clips I watched and those reminded me of the 2011 song. Of course my intent here is not to imply that they are similar as artists. I actually like his voice so with the right song....you never know.

I still think he's quite boring for ESC. The only way I can imagine him is a Roman-Lob-style song but in Greek. xthink

Something like this song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFDsBRS0rJE

This is my favorite song of him in an acoustic live version:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8Cu3i43xK8

Jim
5th December 2012, 21:32
I believe that Giorgos Papadopoulos is the best choice for Cyprus now. And I think that he has many chances to reach the final's top 10!

CypriotGirl
5th December 2012, 21:33
I believe that Giorgos Papadopoulos is the best choice for Cyprus now. And I think that he has many chances to reach the final's top 10!

I really don't think he can go that far! :lol:

Jim
5th December 2012, 21:43
I really don't think he can go that far! :lol:

I remember CG that you had predicted a top 10 placement for Ivi Adamou and she got only the 16th place! Although, also I'm not good at predictions, I believe that he has many chances for that!

CypriotGirl
5th December 2012, 21:57
I remember CG that you had predicted a top 10 placement for Ivi Adamou and she got only the 16th place! Although, also I'm not good at predictions, I believe that he has many chances for that!

Exactly that... Ivi got only the 16th place with a Eurovision-friendly and catchy song. I cannot imagine Papadopoulos doing anything better than that. Qualifying to the final would be enough I think... :?

Jim
5th December 2012, 22:01
Exactly that... Ivi got only the 16th place with a Eurovision-friendly and catchy song. I cannot imagine Papadopoulos doing anything better than that. Qualifying to the final would be enough I think... :?

Almost everyone have the same thoughts although we all know how unpredictable the contest is!

CypriotGirl
5th December 2012, 22:03
Almost everyone have the same thoughts although we all know how unpredictable the contest is!

I know, a good result comes from somewhere you don't expect, like Lisa Andreas in 2004, everybody was saying that she will be in the bottom, but she got the best result ever for Cyprus in ESC!

Although I don't see this happening with Papadopoulos, even if the song is very good! xshrug

Jim
5th December 2012, 22:09
I know, a good result comes from somewhere you don't expect, like Lisa Andreas in 2004, everybody was saying that she will be in the bottom, but she got the best result ever for Cyprus in ESC!

Although I don't see this happening with Papadopoulos, even if the song is very good! xshrug

I remember back then myself saying that Lisa will not even qualify to the final! :o But, when I had seen her in the semi-final, I said "what a great song and exceptional performance! Well done! Of course it will qualify and will be in the top 10 for sure!"! :geek:

DanielLuis
5th December 2012, 22:15
I know, a good result comes from somewhere you don't expect, like Lisa Andreas in 2004, everybody was saying that she will be in the bottom, but she got the best result ever for Cyprus in ESC!

Although I don't see this happening with Papadopoulos, even if the song is very good! xshrug

Thank god she did! Stronger every minute was very good, specially compared to other songs in that horrible year!

Jim
5th December 2012, 22:18
Thank god she did! Stronger every minute was very good, specially compared to other songs in that horrible year!

I really liked the songs of that year with some exceptions though...the most horrible was Switzerland!

DanielLuis
5th December 2012, 23:31
I really liked the songs of that year with some exceptions though...the most horrible was Switzerland!

I didnt really like that year. Yep, Switzerland was pretty horrible :lol:

A-lister
6th December 2012, 12:30
Thank god she did! Stronger every minute was very good, specially compared to other songs in that horrible year!

Hmm, 2004 was a strong year. However Stronger was cute, but it has aged badly for me.

stephanos13
11th December 2012, 18:47
Due to showtime.cy Giorgos Papadopoulos is going to answer NO for representing Cyprus in ESC.

P.S I think this is better for Cyprus.

CypriotGirl
11th December 2012, 22:29
Due to showtime.cy Giorgos Papadopoulos is going to answer NO for representing Cyprus in ESC.

P.S I think this is better for Cyprus.

Really? They presented it like it was official in some websites!

It might be better for Cyprus because I said Papadopoulos is quite boring for ESC, but he would be at least decent. Now we don't know what will come up! xrollinglol

Jim
11th December 2012, 23:45
Then Cyprus has to do a cheap choice (money) for the contest. I have on mind one singer and I believe that she has so much free time now, because she has broken up with her boyfriend and she turned out from the dancing reality show that she was participating. She's Marianda Pieridi! I believe that Cyprus with her, will not spend so much money! And I like her, just a little! :D

CypriotGirl
11th December 2012, 23:59
Then Cyprus has to do a cheap choice (money) for the contest. I have on mind one singer and I believe that she has so much free time now, because she has broken up with her boyfriend and she turned out from the dancing reality show that she was participating. She's Marianda Pieridi! I believe that Cyprus with her, will not spend so much money! And I like her, just a little! :D

xrofl3

But why not? I like her and her career now is not in the peak, so she might want a comeback! :lol:

Or some other forgotten stars like Andreas Ektoras, Sarbel... xthink

GRE
12th December 2012, 00:12
I heard that Giorgos Doukas is in negotiation with Rik.

CypriotGirl
12th December 2012, 00:26
I heard that Giorgos Doukas is in negotiation with Rik.

Who is Giorgos Doukas? :confused:

CypriotGirl
12th December 2012, 00:29
Found info now. I think I've heard that name in the past. I really dislike this kind of music...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSBdD_6uWFc

I'd support only a folk ballad, not like this awful song ^^

The only ok song of him I heard from the ones I found in youtube:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8-As_5PLp0

Jim
12th December 2012, 00:32
Awful, sorry! xshrug

CypriotGirl
12th December 2012, 00:34
Awful, sorry! xshrug

Jim, I agree for the first song, but what about the 2nd song? I find it ok. xshrug

wyq614
12th December 2012, 16:34
Papadopoulos rejected the offer, I only wish that Cyprus will not withdraw only because of they cannot find a representative.

stephanos13
12th December 2012, 17:10
No we have many singers that's not a problem ! :p

Matt
12th December 2012, 21:08
Rumoured representative for Cyprus, Giorgos Papadopoulos has apparently turned them down. He has reportedly said that he was asked but he cannot give up so much of his diary time for Eurovision. Eurovision Ireland has reported that Cyprus will hold an open invitation to all singers and composers.

CypriotGirl
12th December 2012, 21:56
I hope the open national final is true, and that rumors for Giorgos Doukas were fake! xpray

GRE
17th December 2012, 13:21
Situation in Cyprus is still crucial. The national broadcaster is still searching for sponsors to cover to Eurovision 2013 project. After the denial of George Papadopoulos to enter as representative, CyBC approached Valanto Tryfonos, George Doukas and Philipos Konstantinos also awaiting a big sponsor to cover the costs as Showtime-Cy reported today. Everything is on the edge once again.

CypriotGirl
17th December 2012, 14:11
Philippos Konstantinos? This guy is still alive? :lol:

Greekboy
17th December 2012, 19:28
Valanto Trifonos could be good. She is signed to Mihalis Hatzigianni's M2 label on Universal Music Greece and he wrote her latest single:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0URadvP-fs

CypriotGirl
17th December 2012, 19:58
^That's my favorite song from a Cypriot artist from 2012 xlove

CypriotGirl
18th December 2012, 13:56
I was informed that there's another singer that is rumored to be in discussions with CyBC about ESC. Kypros Harilaou.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwvqM-Za1vU

I must say that I really dislike all the songs of him I've heard so far and also his voice is very annoying, but I wouldn't mind him with a 100% folk song (zeibekiko, hasapiko, etc) or even a song in Cypriot with traditional elements, but I'm sure they will choose a bad folk song (aka bouzoukleri).

A live performance of an old Greek folk song by him:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FbqRoQcJPY

Please, let it be just rumors! SOOC

Greekboy
18th December 2012, 21:48
Oikotimes posted this yesterday on facebook:

"BREAKING NEWS COMING UP
CYPRUS DECIDED! WE HAVE THE NAME!"

If it is one of the names we have heard so far, I hope it is Valanto!

Greekboy
18th December 2012, 22:37
Well it looks like Giorgos Doukas is the likely choice. :|

He just posted this on Twitter earlier today: Twitter / giorgosdoukas: (http://twitter.com/giorgosdoukas/status/281040410976063489)

"Ευελπιστω Παρασκευη μεσημερι να μπορω επισημα να το ανακοινωσω ! Ευχαριστω για τα μηνυματα! Τελικα και τα κακα σχολια κανουν καλο!!!!!"

Translation: "Hopefully Friday mid-day I can officially announce it! Thank you for the messages! Ultimately even the bad comments do good!"

Simon87
18th December 2012, 22:44
I like Valanto Trifonos
Please not that Giorgos guy :/

CypriotGirl
18th December 2012, 22:55
Well it looks like Giorgos Doukas is the likely choice. :|

He just posted this on Twitter earlier today: Twitter / giorgosdoukas: (http://twitter.com/giorgosdoukas/status/281040410976063489)

"Ευελπιστω Παρασκευη μεσημερι να μπορω επισημα να το ανακοινωσω ! Ευχαριστω για τα μηνυματα! Τελικα και τα κακα σχολια κανουν καλο!!!!!"

Translation: "Hopefully Friday mid-day I can officially announce it! Thank you for the messages! Ultimately even the bad comments do good!"

That's AWFUL!!! SOOC

GRE
19th December 2012, 00:04
Another rumor i have just learned is about Despina Olibiu

CypriotGirl
19th December 2012, 00:09
Another rumor i have just learned is about Despina Olibiu

This would be awesome, but it seems that Giorgos Doukas was already chosen! xgaah

Let's hope it's something else he will announce, an engagement let's say. :lol:
Or that CyBC has another opinion and he misunderstood it!

daniels1000
19th December 2012, 00:14
Gosh, please don't choose Giorgos Doukas! :?

GRE
19th December 2012, 15:29
Oh i remember who is Giorgos Doukas!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHiLKHnzJnI

CypriotGirl
19th December 2012, 20:24
^Δικό του είναι αυτό το άσμα; :? :lol:

Η απόλυτη ξεφτίλα! :mad:

(What I just said cannot be translated in English I'm afraid! :lol:)

Matt
19th December 2012, 20:26
^Δικό του είναι αυτό το άσμα; :? :lol:

Η απόλυτη ξεφτίλα! :mad:

(What I just said cannot be translated in English I'm afraid! :lol:)

^ His song is this?

The absolute xeftila!

Whatever that means ;)

CypriotGirl
19th December 2012, 20:42
^ His song is this?

The absolute xeftila!

Whatever that means ;)

Instead of "tragoudi" (which is the most common Greek word for "song") I ironically used the word "asma" (it means "song" too but more like in official language, or even in ancient language), and xeftila means something like "ridicule"! This sums up what I just said! :lol:

I even prefer Mylordou over him! I think I have deja-vu with the Cypriot entry of 2005! :mad:

Jim
19th December 2012, 22:18
Oh i remember who is Giorgos Doukas!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHiLKHnzJnI

What is this? :? It's so horrible! :oops:

CypriotGirl
19th December 2012, 22:20
What is this? :? It's so horrible! :oops:

Horrible is a very small word to describe this! xrofl

Margerita86
19th December 2012, 22:38
He sounds like a mad cow crooning and that might be insulting towards cows...

CypriotGirl
19th December 2012, 22:44
He sounds like a mad cow crooning and that might be insulting towards cows...

xrofl

stephanos13
20th December 2012, 17:47
A pleasant rumor doing the round of Cyprus last 24 hours that RIK - barring the unexpected - closed .. for this year's representation of the island in Eurovision ...

If that sounds intense the last hours and you like it enough to ShowTime-cy then ... Michalis Hatzigiannis ... go to Eurovision with Cyprus, writing song for Valanto Tryphonos.
The cooperation and friendship between the two holds and after that year has followed Michalis Hatzigiannis in several performances ... However, the most ... possible sentence holds in his hands the moment RIK if there's been something stronger ... then the budgets of song by Mihalis Hatzigiannis is an excellent choice to represent worthily Cyprus in the next contest Eurovision ....

showtime.cy

P.s I say definetely YES to Valanto if she goes with Michalis Xatzigiannis song is Eurovision.

CypriotGirl
20th December 2012, 18:12
^Pls, let it be true, pls let it be true! xpray xpray xpray

Michalis as a composer, Valando as a singer, the result will be something like this:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0URadvP-fs

Greekboy
20th December 2012, 18:54
PLEASE LET THIS BE MORE THAN A RUMOR!!! This is just what Cyprus needs this year in my opinion! Valanto is a great vocalist, and a nice ballad by Michalis Hatzigiannis can take her far as we saw with their first single together!

By the way, Valanto is in Cyprus this week according to her Twitter. She posted a picture of herself and her brother yesterday. Hopefully it is not a coincidence. Come on CYBC, choose Valanto NOT Giorgos Doukas!

CypriotGirl
20th December 2012, 19:01
In my opinion, Valando is the best Cypriot female vocalist right now! I just hope the song will not be an American-style ballad just to show that, though.

A-lister
20th December 2012, 19:07
In my opinion, Valando is the best Cypriot female vocalist right now! I just hope the song will not be an American-style ballad just to show that, though.

Oh gosh, don't waste talents on American lame wailing plz!!!

stephanos13
20th December 2012, 20:59
In my opinion, Valando is the best Cypriot female vocalist right now! I just hope the song will not be an American-style ballad just to show that, though.

I think Nikki is better in vocals.

GRE
20th December 2012, 21:06
Αbout the other possible option (Giorgos Doukas) ,i also know this song of him.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_pMJNLMy14

Greekboy
21st December 2012, 10:04
Translation from: Oikotimes (http://oikotimesofficial.wordpress.com/2012/12/21/awaiting-the-answer-of-valando-tryfonos/)

"AWAITING THE ANSWER OF VALANDO TRYFONOS

After the negative response of George Papadopoulos for the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 CyBC is awaiting the answer of Valando Tryfonos. She is the next option to represent Cyprus in the contest next May and she is considering the proposal.

There are rumors that she is considering participation under a song penned by Michalis Hatzigiannis (Cyprus 1998) as Showtime-Cy reported. Valando Tryfonos is known to the Eurofan community from her participation in the Greek national final of 2011. There are no information yet regarding the response of Valando Tryfonos and her record label.

If Valando also turns down the proposal the names for a proposal will go (according to local media) are Philippos Constantinos (former member of band ONE, Cyprus 2002) and George Doukas. We hope Valando responds positively and give Cyprus one more time a great voice for the contest.

SOURCE: SHOWTIME.CY-BLOSPOT.COM"

xcrossedxcrossedxcrossed

CypriotGirl
21st December 2012, 10:10
Oh gosh, don't waste talents on American lame wailing plz!!!

I agree, unless it's a very well written ballad, but the positive thing is that Michalis Hatzigiannis does not write American style ballads / wailing stuff, etc! His ballads most of the times contain at least minor folk-ish elements, and when they don't they are clearly pop or pop-rock. I posted the song he composed for Valando in few posts above, and here are some other songs he composed for other singers:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LgagKDPc0OI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKUGyEVtnZs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLQcPQDGBE8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8m9xNSFSuPk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsovtMeK2NM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKf3C_mM-AQ

EmperorG
21st December 2012, 19:30
Who is that Giorgos Doukas??? He is awful! when i heard him, I wanted to puke!! xpuke

Greekboy
22nd December 2012, 18:36
According to Showtime CY blog, another name has emerged in the running for Eurovision: Vera Boufi. She is Anna Vissi's niece.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfzE_Wo52GM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xi9k7u5jjaw

According to the same blog, they say that now the "list" of artists that have come into contact with CYBC and are in the running are: Valanto Trifonos, Despina Olympiou, Vera Boufi, Giorgos Doukas, & Filipos Konstantinos. They further say that a choice is supposed to be made public by early January. Hopefully they come to their senses and pick Valanto! 8-)

Jim
22nd December 2012, 20:56
According to Showtime CY blog, another name has emerged in the running for Eurovision: Vera Boufi. She is Anna Vissi's niece.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfzE_Wo52GM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xi9k7u5jjaw

According to the same blog, they say that now the "list" of artists that have come into contact with CYBC and are in the running are: Valanto Trifonos, Despina Olympiou, Vera Boufi, Giorgos Doukas, & Filipos Konstantinos. They further say that a choice is supposed to be made public by early January. Hopefully they come to their senses and pick Valanto! 8-)

Valando Trifonos or Despina Olympiou for Malmo, please! 8-)

CypriotGirl
23rd December 2012, 00:26
Vera Boufi is nice, I like her, but I prefer Valando! My ranking according the names that were rumored so far:

1. Valando Tryfonos
2. Despina Olympiou
3. Vera Boufi
4. Filippos Constantinos
5. Giorgos Doukas
6. Kypros Harilaou (because he was rumored too)

Btw, Vera Boufi's best song is this IMO, a nice pop-rock powerful ballad:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOi3qarNzqA

Jim
23rd December 2012, 00:42
Vera Boufi is nice, I like her, but I prefer Valando! My ranking according the names that were rumored so far:

1. Valando Tryfonos
2. Despina Olympiou
3. Vera Boufi
4. Filippos Constantinos
5. Giorgos Doukas
6. Kypros Harilaou (because he was rumored too)

Btw, Vera Boufi's best song is this IMO, a nice pop-rock powerful ballad:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOi3qarNzqA

As I see, Vera Boufi imitate her aunt in her voice, in her moves and in the color of her hair (Anna Vissi in early 00's)! :mrgreen:

CypriotGirl
23rd December 2012, 15:16
As I see, Vera Boufi imitate her aunt in her voice, in her moves and in the color of her hair (Anna Vissi in early 00's)! :mrgreen:

I don't think "imitate" is the right word. "Resembles" is more accurate IMO. Their voices are similar, it's natural. xshrug

Jim
23rd December 2012, 20:58
I don't think "imitate" is the right word. "Resembles" is more accurate IMO. Their voices are similar, it's natural. xshrug

Why is it natural, because Anna is her aunt? ... :confused:

CypriotGirl
23rd December 2012, 21:01
Why is it natural, because Anna is her aunt? ... :confused:

Eh, yes... I can see myself resembling my aunt(s) in many ways, so why not Vera being similar to her own aunt?

DanielLuis
23rd December 2012, 21:26
Yeah, they are close relatives, its obviously normal that they have resemblances!

Greekboy
12th January 2013, 20:44
From Oikotimes (http://oikotimesofficial.wordpress.com/2013/01/12/cyprus-2013-announcement-on-tuesda/)

"CYPRUS 2013: ANNOUNCEMENT ON TUESDAY

Vera Boufi (Anna Vissi niece), Filippos Konstantinos (backing vocals in 1995 and 2005 Cyprus entry, member of ONE ľ Cyprus 2002), Giorgos Doukas, Despina Olympiou, Valanto Tryfonos (Greek NF 2011, Cyprus NF 2006) are the five candidatews for the Cyprus internal selection, the result of which will be announced on Tuesday January 15th."

Let's go Valanto Trifonos!! :mrgreen: Despina Olympiou and Vera Boufi would be nice too, but I think the best would be Valanto with a ballad written by Mihalis Hatzigiannis. 8-)

Greekboy
12th January 2013, 20:52
Here are the top viewed videos on YouTube from each of the candidates:

Valanto Trifonos

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0URadvP-fs

Vera Boufi

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfzE_Wo52GM

Despina Olympiou

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kSX5Lsf24E

Filippos Konstantinos

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_eCx7ekBo58

Giorgos Doukas

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-AyikcPZuX0

Greekboy
15th January 2013, 02:49
Well if we use twitter for hints, Vera Boufi tweeted a support link today about the Oikotimes Cyprus 2013 poll. (This poll: http://www.facebook.com/questions/10151390032101343/ By the way, Valanto was in the lead before Vera posted about it. ;))

http://i47.tinypic.com/snijc6.jpg

Valanto Trifonos was asked over the weekend about Eurovision and gave a curious response:

http://i48.tinypic.com/2wlykon.jpg

Giorgos Doukas posted today that he has a surprise.....
http://i46.tinypic.com/2ih5r4h.jpg


No hints on Despina Olympiou's twitter, and I can't find a twitter for Fillipos Konstantinos. :lol:

stephanos13
15th January 2013, 08:31
From the twitter as we understand Vera Boufi will go Eurovision.

Escdaily reported today Cyprus choicetis female soloist .

stour
15th January 2013, 09:01
I think the candidates don't know if they are the chosen one or not, they might be all in the running awaiting for an answer

CypriotGirl
15th January 2013, 14:31
Filippos Konstantinos

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_eCx7ekBo58

That's not Filippos Konstantinos! :lol:

CypriotGirl
15th January 2013, 14:32
Although nothing is official yet as I understood, I'm satisfied with this line-up, first time I see national final with 5 well known names. I love Valando & Despina, like Vera, dislike Doukas, and I have no idea what Filippos Konstantinos can do solo, but I will wait for the songs!

I'm quite sure the battle will be between Valando & Despina.

The thing is that Despina Olympiou is not working with the composer of her most hits anymore (Michalis Hatzigiannis), while Valando now works with him. Her post-Hatzigiannis songs were pure disappointments for me. She released these 2 songs after she stopped working with him, and both are compositions of Giannis Christodoulopoulos (composer of Greece 2011 entry):

Despina Olympiou - Na ise kala (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9uIHeMnVBE)
Despina Olympiou feat. Stereo Mike - De S' Afino Ap' Ta Matia Mou (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5wyipb_EdQ)

So she probably will come up with a song composed by Giannis Christodoulopoulos. I like him as a composer, although I don't like any of these 2 songs he composed for Despina Olympiou (the one with Stereo Mike is not bad at all, just not as good as previous songs of her). I hope it will be something like this song he composed for Peggy Zina: Peggy Zina - Rotisa (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmurkK0w7xo)

As for Vera Boufi, I think she is not a good performer. Her live vocals are good, but she cannot support a dance song IMO. I prefer her to come up with a powerful ballad like this one: Vera Boufi - Domatio 22 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOi3qarNzqA)

Greekboy
15th January 2013, 17:10
That's not Filippos Konstantinos! :lol:


How could I make a mistake like that! :oops::lol:

evilperson
15th January 2013, 18:04
It seems it will be Despina Olympiou based on what other sites are alleging.

GRE
15th January 2013, 18:24
It seems it will be Despina Olympiou based on what other sites are alleging.

Could you say the names of sites?

evilperson
15th January 2013, 19:57
Could you say the names of sites?

It was mentioned on ESC Nation and escforum. ESC Nation is now saying that the announcement is postponed.

Greekboy
15th January 2013, 22:22
Showtime-cy blogspot reported earlier today that CYBC officials were in meetings all day about various issues, and that they are delaying the Eurovision decision/announcement because they are waiting on some financial data and to close the deal between the broadcaster and the sponsor for this year. So I guess we can only hope tomorrow that they will finalize and announce it.

Greekboy
15th January 2013, 22:25
Meanwhile on the Twitter front, Vera Boufi and Valanto Trifonos (just some retweets) haven't really tweeted today, Despina Olympiou hasn't since Sunday, and Giorgos Doukas deactivated his account or something. So its "radio silence" on that front. :lol:

stephanos13
16th January 2013, 14:47
Yesssssssssssssssss Valando is Rik's choice for Eurovision 2013 as showtime-cy reported. Valando'll have song produced by Michalis Xatzigiannis!

CypriotGirl
16th January 2013, 14:55
Yesssssssssssssssss Valando is Rik's choice for Eurovision 2013 as showtime-cy reported. Valando'll have song produced by Michalis Xatzigiannis!

Internal selection? I hope it will be true xpray

Greekboy
16th January 2013, 18:23
I really hope it is true! Showtime-cy blog seems to be reliable from what I have followed. Hopefully the official announcement comes soon!

VALANTO CYPRUS 2013!!! :p

evilperson
16th January 2013, 18:33
Oikotimes is saying that it is Valando Tryfonos for sure. But I don't really consider them to be a reliable source.

Starmania
16th January 2013, 18:59
Seems like +1 to Swedish composer team :)
I liked The time is now though, but selected song was way better imo.

Greekboy
16th January 2013, 19:06
If it really is Valanto, it is the right choice IMO. She has proven she can sing live, so that will not be a problem at all.

But it is also a bit ironic in a sense. She entered the 2006 Cypriot NF (Before she started professionally singing, and not very seriously at the time) and she actually won the most votes. Annet Artani ended up going instead though because CYBC didn't pick the winner based on number of votes, but instead on a different voting combination.

alca
16th January 2013, 23:34
12points.tv reports: ''The rumour about Valando Tryfonos representing Cyprus, spread by a Greek fansite appears to not be true, the Cypriot delegation has informed us.''

Add to that Valando's tweet and you know it's not her. But who knows for sure...

It's a shame though coz she's really good.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Q_MXy8Og4I

CypriotGirl
17th January 2013, 01:00
Seems like +1 to Swedish composer team :)
I liked The time is now though, but selected song was way better imo.

Yeah, Michalis Hatzigiannis is Swedish you know xrofl3

Greekboy
17th January 2013, 01:51
If 12points.tv is to be believed, it will be a shame.

By the way, I don't know if the Giorgos Doukas twitter account is real or if someone is posing as him, but "he" tweeted today (in Greek) "And tomorrow the signatures!!! We are near...." :lol:

Greekboy
17th January 2013, 18:05
Tralala.gr says it is Valanto too, and mentions confirmation. But they also mention Oikotimes referral to Hatzigiannis possibly writing the song. Eurovision 2013 | (http://www.tralala.gr/eurovision-2013-i-kipros-epelexe/)

Nothing on RIK's site yet.

alca
17th January 2013, 18:28
Well I'll be really glad if it's Valanto. But it also depends on the song.

GRE
17th January 2013, 18:40
For those who dont remember,Valanto has participated in the Greek National Final in 2011.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LG6RF_hU2yM

Greekboy
18th January 2013, 17:41
Hmm still no confirmation from CYBC. Now Must.com.cy reports that Valanto/Hatzigiannis withdrew their bid!

??????? - ????????????: ???????? ?? ????????? ???? ??? ?? Eurovision | PEOPLE | must ONLINE (http://www.must.com.cy/index.php?pageaction=kat&modid=1&artid=5499)

GRE
18th January 2013, 17:55
Hmm still no confirmation from CYBC. Now Must.com.cy reports that Valanto/Hatzigiannis withdrew their bid!

??????? - ????????????: ???????? ?? ????????? ???? ??? ?? Eurovision | PEOPLE | must ONLINE (http://www.must.com.cy/index.php?pageaction=kat&modid=1&artid=5499)

just rumors,
nothing confirmed.
Everybody say that it will be Valanto.

stephanos13
18th January 2013, 20:33
Showtime-cy reported that Valando and Michalis Xatzigiannis withdrew their bid for selection.

Bad news if is true. :|

Greekboy
18th January 2013, 20:36
The Showtime-cy and must.com.cy articles are identical, so they must have copied from each other.

I wonder when CYBC will announce their plans officially.