Cyprus continues its teaser campaign for Eurovision 2019. Broadcaster CYBC has dropped a third clue, showing a very interesting photo taken a a restaurant. And look who’s come for dinner!

The broadcaster dropped the third clue on Facebook, with the intriguing caption “Shiny happy people, delighted to be working together again… #eurovisioncy #esc19”

The picture shows a group of four people enjoying dinner together at a restaurant in Greece.

On the right is the Cyprus head of delegation Evi Papamichael and CYBC’s director general Michalis Maratheftis. On the left is… omg, it’s only the hitmaker Alex Papaconstantinou aka Alex P (and a friend).

We’re sure there’s more going with this dinner than just souvlaki.

It seems to confirm that Alex P has been brought on board again to create Cyprus’ Eurovision entry.

This will come as no surprise to wiwibloggs readers, who have been shouting out Alex P’s name as the answer to the two previous Cyprus clues.

The Greek-Swedish songwriter and producer is the man behind iconic Eurovision hits like Aysel and Arash’s “Always”, Ivi Amadou’s “La La Love” and of course Eleni Fouriera’s “Fuego”. In other words, he’s the guy to call if you want a banger.

Alex P is also in the music trio VAX, along with Teddy Skye and Viktor Svensson. The group has released a number of singles.

The other clues

The first clue involved Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull’s 2011 song “On the Floor”. Notably, VAX member Teddy Sky was one of the credited songwriters on the number. He also did backing vocals for Eleni Fouriera in Lisbon — so there’s a connection.

Alex P also wrote another J.Lo and Pitbull single, “Live It Up” from 2013.

The second clue was based around Martin Garrix’s recent single “High On Life”. Just so we’re clear, Alex P was definitely not involved with this single.

However, the single features guest vocals from the Swedish artist Kristoffer “Bonn” Fogelmark. He also co-wrote the song along with his frequent collaborator Albin Nedler.

The pair have written songs for artists such as One Direction but there’s one credit in their songbook that stands out. Along with Alex P,  Viktor Svensson and Rami Yacoub, the pair wrote Tamta’s 2017 single “Unloved”. Again, there’s a connection.

And that brings us to Tamta. None of the clue seem to directly point to the Georgian-Greek diva, but fan buzz is developing around her. The expectation is that CYBC has signed her up as the Cypriot singer for Eurovision 2019. But if that’s the case, why haven’t we had a clue about her yet? Why wasn’t Tamta enjoying souvlaki with the others?

What do you think? Will Alex P be involved with the Cypriot act for Eurovision 2019? Who else would you like to see as part of the team? Tell us your ideas below!

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They probably haven’t gotten a singer yet just like last year. Who knows maybe this is Helena’s year

Milla
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Milla

Why is it okey for Cyprus to send a mainstreem and calculculated song? Weird..

Polegend Godgarina
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Because they know how to perform it without coming off as desperate and annoying

Popyy
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Popyy

Because they’re kind of new to this path and did really well in May. However, it all depends on how they’re gonna pull it off in 2019. People will get tired of it for sure if they stick to the same old pattern, like Sweden and Australia.

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voix

A smart move would be to choose christiana loizou who is cypriot and won the bulgarian x factor. She is amazing and has winning potential. Either bulgaria (when they come back) or cyprus should send her asap.

Paul
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Paul

is Alex P the hot bearded one or the other guy?

Sal
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Sal

If there is really nothing to suggest Tamta is involved then we can probably all assume that she’s not involved and all this hype is just the classic annual fan wishful thinking

NickC
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NickC

It does not depend only on the composer. You need a charismatic singer, inspiring lyrics with a message, and flawless staging. Fuego had all of these, maybe expect the lyrics. Let’s see if stars will be aligned this time and if the pelican will fly.

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Alex P is in it for the long haul, it seems. I think seeing Doron Medalie’s gradual rise might have motivated him too. This could be good, but this has to be, as I said before, the ULTIMATE BANGER. Fuego was all fine and good, but it wasn’t a winner. They need a banger so undeniably good and such a stand-out compared to literally anything else – and I can say, with 100% certainty, that it won’t be the only banger submitted this year – that it could win. Something I didn’t mention before is that Wild Dances, My Number… Read more »

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I do agree that in order to stand out and win that it helps that you are the only in the genre. I think Amar Pelos Dois was great but it was also the only soft emotional ballad in 2017 where most ballads were going for a more Sia-like approach. The following year Portugal’s O Jardim tried to mine the same space but so did Germany, Lithuania, Ireland and Spain so Portugal had a harder time standing out. Fuego was the one true ethno-banger and Eleni sold it. If there are more this year the result could be a poor… Read more »