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!