“I like it this big.”

As we previously reported, the Big Island is gearing up for its return to the Eurovision Song Contest with an exciting, Melodifestivalen-inspired process. Some details have changed a little: CyBC won’t conduct the process with MAD TV Cyprus, because they didn’t receive as many entries as they had anticipated. Nevertheless, it will be an exciting process beginning in early December and ending with the grand final on February 1. CyBC has already announced the 60 songs of the Cypriot national selection.

HOST

Only a great person could host this great series of shows which will take place for the first time ever in Cyprus. It’s rumoured that Eurovision singer Ivi Adamou will host all 10 of the shows. Her entry “La La Love” was loved by everyone in Baku, and the song went on to chart across Europe. It even impressed the hard-to-impress Wiwi Jury!

JURORS

There are going to be 4 jurors. The rumour mill reports they will be: Despina Olympiou (2012), Alex Panayi (1995, 2000), Elena Patroklou (1991) and Tasos Tryfonos.

NATIONAL SELECTION PARTICIPANTS

1. VICTORIOUS – Yuri Melikov (finalist of the Voice Of Greece)

2. UNICORN – Anastasia Liberos

3. LONELY – Lucy Sofroniou

4. MIRACLE – Olivia Sofocli

5. RUN RUN RUN – Nelena Paparisva

6. SCARED Valence (Chrisovalantis Nikolaou)

7. LET YOUR MIND FREE – Flirt

8. CHLOMI SELINI (Pale Moon) – Nikolas Leventis

9. ONE THING I SHOULD HAVE DONE – Giannis Karagiannis

10. RAINBOW – Kostas Karaiskos

11. SHINE – Minus One

12. STONE IN A RIVER – Hovig

13. COME AND FIGHT FOR FREEDOM- Eva Diva

14. DON’T GIVE UP ON ME(JUST YET) – ApolloNia

15. SHAKE DAT – Kyriakos Georgiou

16. YOU CAN’T STOP LOVE – Christina Papaioannou

17. RIGHT IN – Aimili Charalampous

18. ENA KAFE MAZI (A coffee together) – Nikolas Mavromichalis

19. WITHOUT YOUR LOVE – Panaiotis Koufogiannis

20. MAGIC – Doody

21. FIND ME – Myria Pampori

22. NO MONEY NO HONEY – Elena Panagi

23. STEKO AKOMA (Standing still) – Kostas Archontous

24. STILL – Maria Evangelou

25. PLAY ME LIKE A POP SONG – Maria Evangelou

26. MY AURA IS BRIGHT – Christalla Patsia feat. dj performer Kypros Karavioti

27. SAID IT ALL BEFORE – Pieros Kezou

28. LIVE YOUR MYTH – Adrenaline by Kristis Koupatos

29. CALL ON LOVE – Stefanos Tsihtsios (Stephano Prunabelli)

30. MARCH TO DOUBT – Stefanos Tsihtsios (Stephano Prunabelli)

31. BEAT OF MY HEART – Ioanna Protopapa

32. WORLD ONE – Stella Esmeralda Konstantinou

33. DAWN – Eleni Irakleous

34. CHOREVO MAMBO (I dance mambo) – Evagoras Evagorou

35. THA SOU TRAGOUDISO (I will sing you) – Maria Pavlou

36. UNTIL THE END OF TIME – Lady Ava

37. EIMAI EDO (I am here) – Nikos Trikki

38. YOUR LOVE – Gore Melian

39. STAND UP – Constantinos Michailoudis

40. MEINE (Stay) – Christos Rialias

41. DEILA DEN AGAPO (I don’t love shy)- Charis Savva, Nearchos Evaggelou

42. THE KEY IS LOVE – Lady Ava

43. REAL YOU – Eleni Savva

44. HEAVEN ON EARTH – Eleonora

45. ALONE IN LOVE – Lefki Stylianou

46. THELO NA GINO OURANOS (I want to be the sky) – Stella Stylianou

47. THELO NA CHATHO (I want to disappear) – Stella Stylianou

48. Kori Ths Mesogeiou (daughtter of the Mediterean) – Christodoula Tsaggara

49. LONELY NIGHTS – Lefki Stylianou

50. I DIDN’T KNOW – Christina Matsa

51. WHEN I LOOK AT YOU – Dimitris Iakovou

52. CALL FOR ME – Joshep Charalampous

53. I WANNA DANCE(I SAY TEMPO) – Joshep Charalampous

54. #IS THIS REAL LIFE – Groove Therapy

55. SAILING SHIPS PIRATES AND DRAGONS – Giorgos Moisi, Maria Moskofian, Christina X”Iordanous

56. IN THIS ARMS – Christina Tselepou

57. WHEN WE USED TO BE – Constantina Georgiou

58. REMENBER MY LOVE – Ifigeneia Loukaidou feat. Lyrical Eye

59. JUST ANOTHER GUY – Marios Liasidis

60. REBOUND – Neofitos Straths

THE PHASES

Auditions

The first and longest phase will begin on December 7, with pre-recorded shows. These will include:

EUROBOX

The singer will briefly describe his/her life and connection to Eurovision, and he will sing an entry from any of the 60 editions of Eurovisions acapella.

VIEWING ROOM

This will be something like the “Voice” backstage. Friends, relatives and the writers of the entry are welcomed to watch the singer’s performance in a special room. Maximum number of 3 people.

EUROSTUDIO

Chit-chat with the competitor mainly over his/her life so far. Live presentation of the entry to the 4 jurors with half playback. Only the lead singer will sing, while the jury will comment on his/her performance. The artist has to collect 3 “YES” votes from the jurors, so as to continue to the next phase. Only a 1-minute shot will be shown to the televiewers, without revealling the whole song. 20 entries will continue.

EuroChallenge 1

20 entries are competing for 10 places at the next Euro Challenge.

EUROBOX

The singer talks about his feeling after proceeding to this phase.

VIEWING ROOM

It’s the same process with the Auditions.

EUROSTUDIO

Things change a bit here. The artist is asked to present his entry with a satisfying stage appearance, but without any dancers. Only 60-90 seconds of his/her performance will be shown on TV. After listening to all 20 entries, the jury will call all the artists in pairs of 2, revealing which one proceeds to EuroChallenge 2.

EuroChallenge 2

Only 10 entries will take part in the third phase of the Cypriot selection, while the 6 best songs will proceed to the grand final.

EUROBOX

It’s the same process

VIEWING ROOM

It’s the same process

EUROSTUDIO

The singers will be asked to sing an entry from any of the 60 editions of Eurovision with music from a piano. There are also going to be questions from journalists, like a PR / Stress Test. Only 60-90 seconds of the performance will be shown on TV. After listening to all participants, the jurors will anounce the 6 singers advancing to the grand final.

Grand Final – February 1st

The result will be drawn by 50% jury vote and 50% televoting. Six singers will be participating, and one of them will represent Cyprus in Vienna.

What do you thing of the selection format? Could Cyprus bring the winning song to Austria?

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Helena
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Helena

I think this is very very bad Cyprus competition? Auditions Eurochallenge but no semifinals only an final mean that only them in the final compete! Very unprofessional of Cyprus TV

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It’s not even funny how excited I am for this! Best of luck to all the contestants.

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[…] la Love’, CY 2013) hingegen als mögliche Moderatorin des diesjährigen zypriotischen Vorentscheidungsmarathons mit 60 Liedern und zehn Runden. In Sachen Melodifestivalen sind bislang unter anderem die Namen […]

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john

i think that there some “good names” in the list, for example no 19 panagiotis koufogiannis (he took part in the voice of greece) with nassos lamprianides who wrote the cypriot entry in 2010 (life looks better in spring) should be a good choice for the meditteranean island!

Calvin
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Calvin

This seems like a really exciting process! After some YouTube searching when it was announced that she’d been shortlisted, I was rather impressed with Ioanna Protopapa. The cover part sounds quite interesting, even if it didn’t necessarily translate into votes for Belgium.

Ray
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Ray

Why not semifinals ???

Jak
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I hope so!
And I would like to see Cypriot Turk but a Cypriot Armenian made me happy!
Lemassos 2016?