In recent weeks Cypriot broadcaster CyBC has tantalised us all with hints about their Eurovision 2019 act, song and team.

In between dinner photos and a music video from J.Lo, some of you song contest sleuths figured out that the songwriting team consists of Alex Papaconstantinou, Teddy Sky, Albin Nedler, Kristofer Fogelmark and Viktor Svensson. A-list all the way!

Well today it appears that we have a song title, as CyBC shared the following image to their official Facebook page.

Now some of you might see the word RED and think passion which might lead you to think of “Fuego” — their floor-stomping dance number that climbed all the way to second place in Lisbon.

Well we’re seeing it slightly differently. The “D” is actually a play symbol, suggesting that the song title for Eurovision 2019 is “Replay”.

In our mind, “replay” suggests something urgent and repeatable, something that makes you want to hit play again and again. And naturally that leads us to think of dance, which Alex P and the Cypriot team have proved they are very capable of producing.

So, in short, Cyprus’ Eurovision 2019 song is likely a dance number called “Replay”.

The hype is real

With Bulgaria sitting Eurovision 2019 out, Cyprus has happily taken the reins as the new hype machine at Eurovision.

Their recent clues have revealed a celebrated team bursting with ambition.

One recent clue was a clip of Swedish singer Darin’s 2017 performance of his single “Tvillingen” on Swedish Idol. CYBC wrote “It’s all about that staging… #meetTeamcy” Sharp fans noted that the “Twillingen” performance was choreographed by the Swedish choreographer and production designer Sacha Jean-Baptiste. And we can see a resemblance — the split-screen overlays during the instrumental break remind us of the split-screen effects in Nika Kocharov and the Young Georgian Lolitaz’s performance of “Midnight Gold”.

Sacha Jean-Baptiste  is known for her work on Melodifestivalen and other Swedish television shows, various national finals and of course her work staging numerous Eurovision entries.

While Sacha is often the go-to guru for countries wishing to make an impact with their staging, she has also forged long-term relationships with various delegations. Sacha has done the staging multiple times for Australia, Bulgaria, Georgia and Armenia.

Oh, and let’s not forget Cyprus. SJB brought caged-animal stylings to Minus One’s “Alter Ego” performance in 2016, and in Lisbon she was behind the unforgettable staging for Eleni Fouriera’s “Fuego”.

Are you excited about the song title? Do you think it will fit the widely-rumoured artist Tamta? Or do you think it signals someone else? Let us know down below!

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Oy oy
Oy oy
1 year ago

Eleni again? Perhaps another previous participant?:)

VlaD
VlaD
1 year ago

I have very low expectations from Cyprus this year taking into consideration the tracks the team of authors has recently released.

EmilyG
EmilyG
1 year ago
Reply to  VlaD

and the fact that the lyrics of the chorus are “replay replay replay yeah”

Libero
Libero
1 year ago

I think most probably they will do it like last year. They released the song title around December and early February they announced the artist.

Loin dici
Loin dici
1 year ago

Oh, yeah, some A Dal contenders already posted their songs at YouTube.

Mad Professor
Mad Professor
1 year ago

It’s Tamta and she already signed. I’ve been telling you all since June. Vangelis will probably be Cyprus’s entry for 2020.

GeoMi
GeoMi
1 year ago
Reply to  Mad Professor

How do you know that?

Paul
Paul
1 year ago

I love how everyone’s analysing a jacket. Imagine if it has nothing to do with it and it’s just a generic visual…

Mirko
Mirko
1 year ago

Cyprus got second place after a long time, so I understand why they feel so confident about they’re upcoming entry. Anyway I have mixed feelings about this, especially after last year’s Bulgaria’s song; months of hyping and at the end only 14th place. Eurovision needs something new years after years, not only dance songs and not only made just for let people hypes.

esc1234
esc1234
1 year ago

They have just updated the caption of the photo and it says “REPLAY,REPLAY,REPLAY YEAH” so probably these are lyrics from the song. Not very poetic but we ll see 😛

Libero
Libero
1 year ago

But there is brown/red hair on the neck area. Definitely not man.

Dave
Dave
1 year ago
Reply to  Libero

That’s the light effect lol. Besides Vangelis has long hair too.

Libero
Libero
1 year ago
Reply to  Dave

If you see his latest Instagram posts his hair is short and can’t reach his neck. But anyway, we will see. Very promising this year

Dani
Dani
1 year ago

If its indeed Vangelis, then it’s a very good choice and I’d even say much better choice than Tamta. Her live singing isn’t so good, but Vangelis is a good live performer and a good dancer too. I’m sure his ESC performance would be a BOMB.

Weißbrot
Weißbrot
1 year ago

guys, the there are no lips in this Picture, what the heck are you even talking about? It’s a man, get over it.

Polegend Godgarina
1 year ago

I’ll be so disappointed if it ends up sounding whack and dated like Imri Ziv’s song.

VlaD
VlaD
1 year ago

I am so tired of this “dated” word that has been overused by ESC fans. There is no such thing as “dated” in music.A good song is always a good song.

Polegend Godgarina
1 year ago
Reply to  VlaD

Uh yes there definitely is dated music, pop music especially expires real quick and you can’t make a song that sounds like it was produced in 2015 now.

It's the BBC's fault, not the UK's
It's the BBC's fault, not the UK's
1 year ago
Reply to  VlaD

Our Choice says hi!

Jo.
Jo.
1 year ago
Reply to  VlaD

Yes, there is, especially for the infamous “fast food music”.
Eat it within 48 hours of opening.

Idan Cohen
Idan Cohen
1 year ago

As an Israeli, I just have to say that Imri didn’t actually have any saying in the song. The song was forced upon him by the broadcaster committee (btw, a recruiting thing in esc, like Aisel this year – powerful singers but committees that want to play extra safe)

Leave the guy alone.

Eastman
Eastman
1 year ago

The “lips” is just the right sleeve of the leather jacket. It’s a guy.

Its me
Its me
1 year ago

Maybe the red/replay hunt mean that Eleny come back fugeo was a red sing and it will replay…

EscFan88
EscFan88
1 year ago

I see the lips but I don’t think that means its a woman, it kinda makes me think that it’s definitely a man tbh. It’s a clearly a male and from what I’m hearing it’s likely to be this Vangelis. I’d like to see a male bop from Cyprus!! I love the build up and I hope they slay in Israel!!!!

KESC
KESC
1 year ago

This is a guy, guys ! 🙂 It’s Vangelis Kakouriotis, you’ll see!

Marcelo
Marcelo
1 year ago

It will be either Tamta or Vangelis Kaukoriotis. Cyprus is doing amazing at creating so much hype around their entry! Their social media team needs to be promoted, honestly.

wendi
wendi
1 year ago

girl… where do u see the lips? i think its a guy

ESCFan2009
ESCFan2009
1 year ago

Excuse me, but were are the red lips that you all see on the photo? For me, in between the white stripe and the “Replay”-name you can see a bit of the jacket. It is the arm of the leather jacket that is kind of “riffled” XD

Fys
Fys
1 year ago

This is 100% Tamta’s style!

Sera
Sera
1 year ago
Reply to  Fys

That’s a Greek singer called Vangelis Kakouriotis. He won this year’s Dancing with the Stars. It would be too risky for Tamta to go to Eurovision after Eleni. Her live singing isn’t as good as Eleni.

Aris
Aris
1 year ago
Reply to  Sera

On the neck have long hair and behind the name on the photo red lips ! No Vangelis Sorry

Jo.
Jo.
1 year ago
Reply to  Fys

Who else would wear a leather jacket? It has to be her.

EmilyG
EmilyG
1 year ago

I hope for a song much better than “Fuego” , “Tomame” , “In my cabana” and all other trash pop tracks the team of authors has released the last 12 months.

Joe
Joe
1 year ago

Maybe it’s…BOTH OF THEM?
(Dun-dun-duuuuuun!)
Jk, it’s probably Tamta.

Maxim
Maxim
1 year ago

I think that the person on the picture is a woman because, if you look closely, you can see some long hairs on the lef of the jacket. Although I’m not 100% sure.

esc4life
esc4life
1 year ago

I hope it’s Tamta

Nora
Nora
1 year ago

The singer is Vangelis Kakouriotis. Tamta wouldn’t dare to represent Cyprus after Eleni Foureira’s successful result. Maybe in 2020 we’ll see her.

Aris
Aris
1 year ago
Reply to  Nora

Not official sorry ! This is only rumors

Ana
Ana
1 year ago

Is it just me or all those “hints” seem like a very lame and desperate marketing move? Like, why are you trying so hard? Just release a good song with a good video and it will do the job. KAN didn’t do any “hints” and “clues” before releasing “TOY”.

Aris
Aris
1 year ago

The song will be called “Replay “ from Alex P !
Can’t wait

Jo.
Jo.
1 year ago

I think it’s a banger called “Red”, and the singer is a man.

Aris
Aris
1 year ago

I agree with u honey

EscFan88
EscFan88
1 year ago

Maybe it was more concentration on the type of staging and not the artist, but I really don’t know tbh

Jo.
Jo.
1 year ago

Maybe it’s just for the promo, like the music video or something. I guess “red” is for “red lips”, and I’m more confident that it’s a guy now. The replay button means that it’s a dance club song.

euro20
euro20
1 year ago
Reply to  Jo.

Vangelis Kakouriwtis greek pop male singer and the second choice of cyprus this year search him..

hello
hello
1 year ago

it’s HOVIG. I am sure 🙂

voix
voix
1 year ago
Reply to  hello

thanks for making me laugh so much