After returning to the contest in Vienna following a one-year absence, Cypriot broadcaster CyBC has confirmed that Nicosia is in the house for Eurovision 2016. The selection process to find their representative will be announced at a later date. Previously, CyBC’s vice president suggested that the broadcaster would resurrect the Eurovision Song Project from 2015, though this is yet to be confirmed and he may have spoken out of turn.

John Karayiannis reached the final in Vienna, while Despina Olympiou failed to qualify in 2013, the last time the contest was held in Sweden. Although they have already appeared in 32 contests, Cyprus’ best result is just fifth place (albeit on three occasions).

Who would you like to see represent Cyprus in Stockholm? Check out our Wednesday Wishlist to see who we want…

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mocosuburbian
mocosuburbian
5 years ago

*well-planned

mocosuburbian
mocosuburbian
5 years ago

oh my god no the Eurovision Song Project was so grating and boring af
just have one national final with people that can actually sing ugh
although to their credit CyBC always scheduled the episodes in January and at hours that were all theirs so at least it’ll be planned well whatever happens

D
D
5 years ago

Eurovision Song Project was a mess of a selection, I hope they just do an internal.

Charles
Charles
5 years ago

Another year with more 12 point-exchange with Greece … yeah cuz this year was just an intentional off-guard bs just to avoid the cliche …

Daniel
Daniel
5 years ago

Hopefully something not as dull as it was this yeat. 🙂

Robyn Gallagher
Admin
5 years ago

I liked John’s song when it was performed at the national final, but it really fell flat in Vienna. It was a song that suited the intimacy of a small television studio stage but just got lost in the big arena setting.

MirkoJoshua
MirkoJoshua
5 years ago

I love Cyprus and I usually love their songs, but I hope they won’t let me down again by sending a lullaby like they did this year. When ?????? qualified, I was shocked… there were other countries who deserved qualification instead of Cyprus (cough Malta cough)

Me
Me
5 years ago

Cyprus was so underated this year

Deniz
Deniz
5 years ago

@lol

I have asked you already, but how do you know that?

#LaLaLovedHer
#LaLaLovedHer
5 years ago

Ivi Adamou back!!

Hannes
Hannes
5 years ago

I did like their entry this year. Simple, but quite lovely. I hope they use Eurovision project again :p

Marie
Marie
5 years ago

Hope they not let the artist do auditions in Tv it’s shamed for every artist

Thomasfan22
Thomasfan22
5 years ago

I la la loved their entry in 2012 <3 Hope they send a good song!

Roelof Meesters
Roelof Meesters
5 years ago

Cyprus was soooooo overrated.

lol
lol
5 years ago

and norway will withdraw from esc 2016