He was the first artist confirmed for Eurovision 2017 and now he’s given us a song title. Cyprus’ singer Hovig has finally revealed that his song for Kyiv will be titled “Gravity”. It will be released on 1 March.
Earlier this week Hovig was dropping hints on social media, encouraging fans to guess the title of his entry.
His first clue depicted an astronaut’s helmet, while the second clue got oximated with the speed of the earth’s gravity (9.80665 m/s2, if you were wondering).
The third clue was a missing-letter puzzle: _R_V__Y. It left fans with almost no doubt that the song was called “Gravity”.
Hovig confirmed the song title yesterday, along with the news that the song would be released on 1 March. This means that despite Hovig being the first artist confirmed for 2017, his song will be one of the last to be revealed.
“Gravity” has been written by the Swedish songwriter Thomas G:son. He’s the man behind Loreen’s “Euphoria” and also has regular gig writing or revamping songs for both Georgia and Cyprus. Last year he revamped Georgia’s “Midnight Gold” and co-wrote the Minus One song “Alter Ego” for Cyprus. Both songs qualified for the final.
The last time Eurovision saw a song called “Gravity” was in 2013. Ukraine’s Zlata Ognevich performed the positive and uplifting “Gravity”, which placed third in Malmö. Will Hovig have the same luck now that Ukraine is hosting Eurovision this year?
Meanwhile, Hovig has been busy with promo. Late last year he got in touch with his Armenian heritage and performed at the grand final of Depi Evratesil. He performed his Cyprus 2015 national final entry “Stone in a River”, delivered some funk with Bruno Mars’ “Treasure”, and performed the Armenian song “Hayi acher”.
What do you think of Hovig’s song title? Will he gave the same luck with his “Gravity” as Zlata has with hers? Tell us what you think below!