He’s still a teenager and too young to get into the over-18 clubs of Nicosia.

But that isn’t stopping Cyprus’ George Michaelides from throwing down, as he proves in the official video for his song “Dance Floor”, Cyprus’ entry for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2016, which premiered on Monday evening.

Easily the most grown-up entry we’ve heard this year, the song channels house music with its very deep techno beat and electro flourishes. For a split second we thought we’d woken up in a Berlin warehouse — and that’s a very good thing indeed.

In the music video George plays the part of dance demon very well, singing with passion in front of monochrome walls that alternate between black and white.

Lyrically he is here to tell you he loves to dance. “My world is a dance floor,” he says in English. “My heart is beating like a drum. Feel the rhythm. This is who I am.” We’re with you.

Cyprus became the thirteenth country to confirm their participation back in August, returning for the first time since 2014.

A five-member jury panel selected George from RIK’s open submission process. The jury consisted of Lia Kasiou, Spyros Spyrou, Florentios Tsoukas, Salomi Chatzineofytou and Stéfanos Charalámpous.

George is a known entity: He rose to fame as the winner of The Musical Kids, a Sigma TV kids talent show run by Eurovision veteran Alex Panayi.

Michael follows in the footsteps of the country’s 2014 representative Sophia Patsalides.

Her entry “I Pio Omorfi Mera” eventually finished ninth with 69 points.

What do you think of their entry? Can George clinch a first Junior Eurovision title for Cyprus?

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Daniel
Daniel
4 years ago

I’m excited to see his moves in November. And the song is great.

1. Australia.
2. Cyprus.
3. Ukraine.

Lianne
Lianne
4 years ago

What i meant to say was, Becca, that he’s fine AF

Laburnum
Laburnum
4 years ago

I feel like if his voice was lower, this song would be the front runner.

beccaboo1212
4 years ago

Come on Lianne, some people start their singjng careers when they’re 17 or younger. Here’s some examples: * The Britney Spears classic “Baby One More Time” was released in 1998, which kicked off career when she was 16. * Lil’ Wayne was only a teenager when releasing his debut album “Tha Block Is Hot” in 1999. * Despite having been born in 1995, María Isabel realized that her song “Antes muerta que sencilla” became an international hit shortly after winning Junior Eurovision 2004 in Lillehammer. She was only 9! * Lidushik, who is otherwise known as Lida Araqelyan, decided to… Read more »

Lianne
Lianne
4 years ago

damn. sadly he aint 18

Roelof Meesters
Roelof Meesters
4 years ago

@Beccaboo1212 It doesn’t sound good at all, and it’s my opinion <3

beccaboo1212
4 years ago

@Mark Beckenbreur No Mark, it’s not that bad. 🙂

@Roelof Meesters It’s not cringy at all! 🙂

yepppp
yepppp
4 years ago

WOW this is amazing, electro house from Cyprus! My winner. My second place is Belarus. Girls are (again) very bad and boring.

esc2016
esc2016
4 years ago

No….just no

ESC 4ever
ESC 4ever
4 years ago

Am trying to like it… But still better than other songs…
1-Netherlands
2-Russia
3-Bulgaria
4-Cyrpus
5-Belarus
6-Albania
7-Ukraine

Love from Belgium

Niki
Niki
4 years ago

I think everyone was expecting more….

Mark Beckenbreur
Mark Beckenbreur
4 years ago

Horrible 🙁

DenizNL
DenizNL
4 years ago

It’s okay. The beat is good.

Roelof Meesters
Roelof Meesters
4 years ago

The song is okay, the English is just SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO cringy!! My least favorite so far:

1. The Netherlands
2. Russia
3. Ukraine
4. Bulgaria
5. Albania
6. Belarus
7. Cyprus

I’m excited for Macedonia this week.

Ariso Light
Ariso Light
4 years ago

I think if the staging is good, their final result will be higher. I don’t think there should be a lot of hate about this song. Here’s my top 7.
1. Albania
2. Ukraine
3. Bulgaria
4. Cyprus
5. The Netherlands
6. Russia
7. Belarus

Eva M.
Eva M.
4 years ago

This is very techno… and a bit off for junior eurovision son with serious claims to win. On the positive side, it is great to have another boy in the competition, especially one who is such a good dancer. I think Cyprus made a mistake with the song, Georgos cannot show much here, and I am not sure if kid juries will like that. He is a very good looking, high energy boy, and with the right song would have had women of all ages rushing for the phone, that is, if JESC was still including televote.

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
4 years ago

The budget for this was clearly set between €10 and €15 but the good sis did his best indeed. Slé a bit.

Anabela SakamTe
Anabela SakamTe
4 years ago

This is just bad. :s

Jocelyn
4 years ago

I don’t see this doing very well :l

Graph
Graph
4 years ago

It sounds like a video game song!

beccaboo1212
4 years ago

Here’s my top 7 so far.

1. Albania (100/100)
2. Netherlands (72/100)
3. Belarus (70/100)
4. Cyprus (55/100)
5. Bulgaria (51/100)
6. Russia (40/100)
7. Ukraine (36/100)

Pollaski
Pollaski
4 years ago

George Michael…. ides?

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