It’s the sunny Mediterranean island that consistently brings the heat to Junior Eurovision. And Cyprus looks set to do so once more in Tblisi, as Nicole Nicolaou follows in the dance-pop footsteps of Sophia Patsalides and George Michaelides with her entry “I Wanna Be A Star”.
Nicole Nicolaou “I Wanna Be A Star” (Official Music Video)
Released on Friday afternoon, the track sees young Nicole uses her beat to inspire others. Because, despite the apparently egotistical title, the song is all about finding your inner strength: “Put your hands up in the sky/stretch your wings, prepare to fly/ be the hero that you’ve become/sing I wanna be a star”.
The official video is populated by dancing youngsters, and they’re not the only ones moving. Within moments of the track dropping fans were celebrating the arrival of JESC 2017’s first proper bop. One YouTube commenter writes “It’s nice to have a proper uptempo song”, with another commenting “Finally a song that makes you move. Lovely girl, lovely voice and very cheerful song”.
Twitter users were just as exuberant.
AHH JESC CYPRUS!! SERVING US ANOTHER BOP!!!!!
— heather ?????? (@LijepaTena) October 6, 2017
Cyprus and NL #jesc songs. FINALLY, some proper bops in the line-up! I do have a sneaking suspicion Belarus might snatch it. Smashing song!
— Katja / ???? ?????????????????? (@SchlagerKaty) October 6, 2017
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