He was the first artist confirmed for Eurovision 2017 and now he’s given us a song title. Cyprus’ singer Hovig has finally revealed that his song for Kyiv will be titled “Gravity”. It will be released on 1 March.

Earlier this week Hovig was dropping hints on social media, encouraging fans to guess the title of his entry.

His first clue depicted an astronaut’s helmet, while the second clue got oximated with the speed of the earth’s gravity (9.80665 m/s2, if you were wondering).

The third clue was a missing-letter puzzle:  _R_V__Y. It left fans with almost no doubt that the song was called “Gravity”.

GRAVITY, the Cypriot entry in Eurovision 2017 will be presented on March 1st!

Posted by Hovig on Thursday, February 2, 2017

Hovig confirmed the song title yesterday, along with the news that the song would be released on 1 March. This means that despite Hovig being the first artist confirmed for 2017, his song will be one of the last to be revealed.

“Gravity” has been written by the Swedish songwriter Thomas G:son. He’s the man behind Loreen’s “Euphoria” and also has regular gig writing or revamping songs for both Georgia and Cyprus. Last year he revamped Georgia’s “Midnight Gold” and co-wrote the Minus One song “Alter Ego” for Cyprus. Both songs qualified for the final.

The last time Eurovision saw a song called “Gravity” was in 2013. Ukraine’s Zlata Ognevich performed the positive and uplifting “Gravity”, which placed third in Malmö. Will Hovig have the same luck now that Ukraine is hosting Eurovision this year?

Meanwhile, Hovig has been busy with promo. Late last year he got in touch with his Armenian heritage and performed at the grand final of Depi Evratesil. He performed his Cyprus 2015 national final entry “Stone in a River”, delivered some funk with Bruno Mars’ “Treasure”, and performed the Armenian song “Hayi acher”.

What do you think of Hovig’s song title? Will he gave the same luck with his “Gravity” as Zlata has with hers? Tell us what you think below!

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AngieP
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AngieP

What’s happening with France? Amir came 9th with the televote but overall France came 6th, a great result for a Big 5 country witch isn’t used to good results. And I really liked the space theme in his performance. @ an esc fan: yes, I also believe people or objects like astronauts would make it worse. But they could use a nice design for the screen behind him, the lighting or the colours in general. I am excited about Hovig and “Gravity”. Cyprus deserves better songs and performances. And Hovig is young, talented and he’ll do his best. I hope… Read more »

Logan
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Logan

@Polegend Godgarina – I almost spit my coffee out from laughing. Azerbaijani jury is gonna be really really confused this year. Who to place last – the Armenian singer from Armenia or the Armenian singer from Cyprus. My bet is Artsvik will get the last place and Hovig will be second to last.

cheesecake
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cheesecake

I am so excited about Hovig, I don’t even know why. Seems promising.

Thiago
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Thiago

I love it… they can place it right after Montenegro’s Space!

Nick
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Nick

@polegend godgarina. I know france had big hopes last year and they expectet more then a 9th place in the televote, but I wouldn’t describe it as a flop. It was still a very good result

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

@ an esc fan – Amir’s boring staging is the reason why he flopped so hard in the televote, I wouldn’t make the same mistake twice.

I was wondering, poor Azerbaijan! Their juries are so going to have to rank both Cyprus and Armenia last, whew, stay pressedT.

an esc fan
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an esc fan

He needs a staging like Amir, no space rockets or astronauts, because will look like a 10 years old boy’s room.

fikri
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fikri

i’ll gauge my eyes out if we have one more entry with astronomical theme.

Marco
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Marco

Hope for a good song,cause his semifinal is really hard!