Two months ago, Cyprus confirmed its participation at the Eurovision Song Contest 2016. Shortly after that, local media reported that Cyprus would go internal for 2016 and that’s now looking hella likely. Today, local media reports that a rock band Minus One is going to represent Cyprus in the forthcoming event.
Minus One is a quite popular Cypriot band that became internationally known last year when they joined the Eurovision Song Project 2015, the show CyBC hosted to choose their Eurovision 2015 representative. They managed to get the jury’s douze points with their song “Shine“. The public, however, had other ideas and John Karayiannis eventually got the ticket for Vienna.
According to INFE Greece, it makes sense that CyBC wants Minus One in Stockholm: the group got very positive feedback for their Eurovision Song Project participation last year. Rumor has it that the band is currently discussing the matter with the Cypriot public broadcaster and will most probably sign soon…
So what do you think? Do you want Minus One to sing for Cyprus? Tell us below…
Though studiorecording is very much OK, sadly live it’s not a shadow of that…. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78hgW5_XibY
well it was obvious last year that cybc wanted them to represent the country. To me, songs like shine are top 20 material maximum. Its 2015 not 2000
Finally a great choice from Cyprus. Lets hope its true cause last year what happened was sad. Btw ,ESCFAN 2015 i see them almost every week and they are as good as ever. Yes they did change their guitarist, who was not minus ones producer, you mean marianne wish, a band from members of minus and on the contrary they seem fresher and more into it, compared to before the change when the guitarist looked tired and not as into it. I follow them for years and it looked like the change did them good. After all these years (5… Read more »
Minus one is not Minus one you used to know. Their producer, guitarist and songwriter George Solonos who mainly wrote the amazing song Shine, left them a few months ago. Therefore it is doubtful they will be able to present anything as good as last year… They are just a cover band with no original songs…. I saw them live 2 weeks ago at Down Town live. Boring as hell and very bad energy and I wish I hadn’t spent my money to go cause they were NOT worth a cent.
Perfect!!!!! They are originaly (rock and traditional music) and they are band (nobody is interesting in female singers more). Perfect choise!!!
With simillar song like Shine , Cyprus wili stay in semi .With televote place from 9 to 12 , with juries from 11 to 15 place.
Hard rock/heavy metal is just not my thing … argh … sorry!
They sound kinda like Shinedown! That sounds hood tbh!
I hope they do. Their live was very good last year.
I was surprised when they didn’t won last year as the song was much better than the one they send…
Let’s see if the rumours are true!