Ivi Adamou—Cyprus’ Eurovision 2012 contestant—was hoping to spread a litttle la la love this holiday season. So she grabbed her jingle bells, headed to the recording studio and tried to cover Mariah Carey’s Christmas classic “All I Want for Christmas.”
Give me your tired. Give me your poor. Give me your Eurovision artists whose countries have withdrawn from this year’s contest or that haven’t staged national selections in recent years… That seems to be the motto of this year’s Swiss national selection, which continues to draw artists from foreign shores. Last night we learned that […]
CyBC, Cyprus’ state broadcaster, has announced that the country will not participate at Eurovision 2014. The Mediterranean nation is know to la la love Eurovision, but there simply isn’t enough money in the pot to make competing a reality.
Wiwi: At the end of this video clip Despina Olympiou appears to have the chills. But she shouldn’t worry: Her song and its simple presentation seriously warm the heart. Lots of people say that “An Me Thimase” is boring, dull, and likely to induce sleep, but I still find it quietly stirring. Despina—who looked ravishing […]
Earlier this week the Wiwi Jury—our in-house panel of music unprofessionals—flew to Cyprus to withdraw all of our money from our offshore accounts and to review Despina Olympiou’s Eurovision 2013 song “An Me Thimase”. Did we la la love it? Or did it seem like a let down following Ivi Adamou’s floor stomper from 2012? […]
After watching Despina Olympiou’s live chat on Eurovision.tv, Team Wiwi were curious to read the lyrics to “An Me Thimáse”—Cyprus ESC 2013 song. Despina said it’s a song about love and loss, and really seemed to speak from the heart when she said she understood what it’s like to lose the one you want most. Awwww. […]
This afternoon Eurovision.tv set up a Google Hangout where wiwibloggs, Charlotte from Eurovisionary and Viktor from Eurovision.tv got to speak with the lovely Despina Olympiou. In our 30-minute chat she discusses lost love, her song “An me thymasai”, and why she’s excited to represent Cyprus.