Cyprus, Eleni Foureira, 2

She’s the Greek star who has long had her sites set on Eurovision. Now it seems Eleni Foureira is close to inking a deal with Cyprus broadcaster RIK. Local media reports she’s informally agreed to be Cyprus’ act for Lisbon but nothing is definite yet.

Foureira is the latest name to emerge after RIK reportedly cancelled their planned national final in favour of internally selecting an artist for Eurovision 2018.

Last week, Eurovision 2005 winner Helena Paparizou was reportedly in talks with Cyprus for a Eurovision comeback. While she was said to have liked the song, she wasn’t ready to do Eurovision again.

After that, the broadcaster was reportedly in talks with both Elenia Foureira and Tamta. Now it appears that Foureira is close accepting RIK’s offer.

If she does agree to the gig, Foureira will perform a song written by Greek-Swedish hitmaker Alex P. He was brought on board by RIK back in September, and has remained the one confirmed and constant part of Cyprus’ Eurovision 2018 selection.

If Foureira does agree to Eurovision 2018, it will be the realisation of a long-held dream. Foureira almost made it to Eurovision in 2010, when she competed in the 2010 Greek national final with “Kivotos tou Noe”. While she missed out by coming in second place, that did not kill her Eurovision desire.

In 2013 Fouriera made another appearance at the Greek national final — but this time as the interval act. She joined Ukraine’s first Eurovision winner Ruslana for an attitude-packed cover of “Wild Dances”.

Then two years later she had a hit with a Greek version of Nadav Guedj’s “Golden Boy”. Foureira has made no secret of her dream to go to Eurovision. Last year she spoke of her sadness at not being selected to represent Greece in Kyiv.

But now it appears there may be a chance that her dream may come true — only singing for Cyprus.

What do you think? Should Elena Fouriera represent Cyprus at Eurovision? Or should she hold out for Greece? Share your thoughts below!

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Lena
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Lena

She’s amazing on the stage!..the problem is that she cannot sing live!

MariannaCy
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MariannaCy

There are two main issues with her:
She can sing live. Have a look at this video http://www.e-daily.gr/viral/95588/h-foyreira-ektelei-to-i-cant-leave-ths-mariah-carey-on-air-pics
And her English is terrible.
I am afraid my country won’t even qualify this year.

stojko
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stojko

Ask PIK to select Nikki Ponte

esc1234
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esc1234

That’s the most irrelevant name ever, no one knows where she is

Khna
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Khna

She most definitely can sing live, that video is very old.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F42ZPDCtMPM

stojko
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stojko

I want Nikki Ponte because has a Cypriot mum and a Portuguese dad.
Perfect for the occasion.

Ron
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Ron

I loveeee her music! She’s just fantastic. You can bet it will be another final and possibly a top 10 finish for Cyprus if they choose her. Her songs are ethnic yet modern and she can sing and dance. You cannot go wrong with that combination.

Ern
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Ern

Well, that’s one way to stick it to ERT … lol

Seriously, I think everyone is disappointed with the Greek broadcaster this year. Following the mistake they made last year by choosing “This Is Love” for Demi, they really should have come back with one of Greece’s biggest and brightest stars.

EurovisionAddict
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EurovisionAddict

And who are they in your opinion?

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

I hope she does better than Greece so that the “she’s not Greek she’s Albanian!!!1!1” pressed souls can seethe. :—-)

Safiya
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Safiya

Wow, she’s really into Eurovision 😀 But who can blame her, we all are.

D
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D

If anyone can get Cyprus a top ten it’s gonna be Eleni Foureira. I wish ERT was more receptive to her because she is an amazing performer.

frenchbaguette
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frenchbaguette

oh come on i hope that it is truuue ! cyprus misses good results ^^ i can ony agree with this choice ! go for it elena !!!