NICOLE NICOLAOU - I WANNA BE A STAR - CYPRUS Junior Eurovision 2017

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.

What do you think? Is Nicole Nicolaou on her way to becoming a star? Let us know in the comments below.

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Digital Style
Digital Style
3 years ago

Everyone seems to love this, but I just don’t. It’s cheesy, repetitive and has a really weird bridge. Nicole’s got a great voice. The verses are quite nice, but the chorus is just a bit tedious. The lyrics are OK.

ninasublatti
ninasublatti
3 years ago

why do some cyprus always put more effort in their jesc songs than in their adult esc songs???

John
John
3 years ago
Reply to  ninasublatti

This year the Composer of Adult ESC will be Alex Papaconstantinou.
A Very successful composer.
E.g. Ivi Adamou -La la love
Helena Paparizou – mambo, gigolo
Anna Vissi – Stin pira
Sarbel – Yassou Maria
Jennifer Lopez – Live it up
Azerbaijan 2010 – Always

beccaboo1212
3 years ago
Reply to  John

Aysel and Arash’s “Always” was the entry for Azerbaijan at Eurovision 2009.

Erasmus
Erasmus
3 years ago
Reply to  John

I like the fact he is Greek, and not Swedish(I know he works in Sweden but still). I didn’t like Gravity at all.

L'oiseau
3 years ago
Reply to  John

I fear the worse for Cyprus 2018…

L'oiseau
3 years ago

Horrible song. I don’t think it is children-friendly at all and is a bad message to kids. All that beat obstructs the melody, which is almost non-existent

beccaboo1212
3 years ago
Reply to  L'oiseau

How dare you say that about the Cypriot entry. Therefore, Nicole herself is stuck having to read some nasty comments already! 🙁

L'oiseau
3 years ago
Reply to  beccaboo1212

Other people have written negative opinions about other songs as well and in particular songs sang by smaller children. If that would be a criterion that wiwibloggs should suspend the comment section. Where I am writing it is a democracy, which still includes free speech.

L'oiseau
3 years ago
Reply to  beccaboo1212

And besides. I think she sings very well and has a a good presence. It’s not her fault that the song is bad.

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
3 years ago

It’s a very good song, kids-friendly and catchy. I hope Cyprus finally gets its credit, it usually gets underrated.

AngieP
AngieP
3 years ago

I’m not into JESC generally, but I wish all the best to Cyprus!

Watching talented young singers and good songs gives me hope that this island win the actual Eurovision some time.

Good luck to them!

Insert name here
Insert name here
3 years ago

I swear is Cyprus gets yet another underrated score with this, i will lose faith in junior eurovision. Cyprus have consistently sent amazing songs since 2003 and I think their highest has been 8th or 9th when they have deserved victory or top 3 at worst almost every year. So hopefully with a whole pile of mediocre songs, Cyprus can stand out and get top 5 or maybe even win!!!!!

Roelof Meesters
Roelof Meesters
3 years ago

2014 was better, but that was outstanding. This song is amazing, and I hope for a good live performance so Cyprus can finally finish in the top 5.

Thomasfan22
Thomasfan22
3 years ago

This is like a weird combination of Marija Magdalena and My Number One.
I love it.

sam
sam
3 years ago

is it just me that gets marija magdalena vibes from this? i don’t know something about the beat…

Lajamia
Lajamia
3 years ago
Reply to  sam

i only got marija magdalena vibes from the start of the chorus, so no.

Roy Moreno
Roy Moreno
3 years ago
Reply to  Lajamia

HAHAHA same xD

Juka
Juka
3 years ago

i dont understand why teens feel the need to use sexy clothin

James
James
3 years ago
Reply to  Juka

Perhaps because they’re coming of age? You can’t expect every single teen to wear modest clothing, except when wearing school uniforms every weekday.

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
3 years ago
Reply to  James

Does anyone even wear uniforms outside of the UK? Over here no one does.

Grande Amore
Grande Amore
3 years ago

Most schools in Latin America wear uniforms.

James
James
3 years ago

Private schools and most public schools in the rest of the world require students to wear uniforms.

Erasmus
Erasmus
3 years ago
Reply to  Juka

If this is want you find sexy clothing… I mean every girl teen in Europe dresses like this, I mean we are not muslims to tell them not to.

Azaad
Azaad
3 years ago
Reply to  Erasmus

As a Muslim, I find nothing offensive about her clothing. No one should be policing girls’ clothes…and that includes Muslim men who are self proclaimed clerics.

The Doris vibes are strong here. Fun song, but nothing special.

Erasmus
Erasmus
3 years ago
Reply to  Azaad

I belive you, I also belive you are Albanian, Turkish or Azeri? Women from those countries usually don’t wear like women from Iran, Irak, Saudi Arabia – I meant those kind of muslims.

James
James
3 years ago
Reply to  Erasmus

Erasmus. It varies in countries in how strict dress codes are for women but you have to be in Iraq or Indonesia to see for yourself how they are able to dress the way they want to.

Nancy G
Nancy G
3 years ago

Kid-friendly, good voice. Hope Cyprus gives her nice staging!!!

beccaboo1212
3 years ago
Reply to  Nancy G

Me too! She might even bring Cyprus to the Top 5! 😀

beccaboo1212
3 years ago

Nicole sings way better than Yoko Ono. 🙂