For weeks, it’s strongly been rumoured that Tamta would be representing Cyprus at Eurovision 2019. Now the Georgian-Greek diva has finally revealed that she IS in talks with the Cypriot broadcaster CYBC.
As reported by OGAE Greece, Tamta recently opened up on the Greek morning show Breakfast, chatting with host Fay Skorda. But Tamta isn’t saying too much. When asked if viewers would see her on the Eurovision stage, she gave the intriguing response, “I wish you could see me, but I can’t tell you right now.”
We might not have long to wait to find out. Tamta also told the show that “I have a deadline that is not too far away. A meeting is planned, and we will make the final decision then.”
And despite rumours that Tamta has already recorded a demo of “Replay”, she claims that she hasn’t even heard the Alex P song yet. She explained this had to happen before she says yes. “I just have to listen to the song first,” she said. “Because without listening to the song, I cannot agree to anything.”
Tamta also confirmed that while Cyprus is interested, there has been no similar Eurovision offer from Greece.
Will Tamta be part of the Cyprus dream team?
While Tamta hasn’t been confirmed for Eurovision 2019, Cyprus’ broadcaster CYBC have revealed a lot of details about their planned entry for Tel Aviv.
The song is called “Replay” and includes the lyrics “You need my love on replay” and “Replay replay replay yeah”.
“Replay” has been written by Greek-Swedish hitmaker Alex P, the man behind Eleni Fouriera’s “Fuego” and Ivi Amadou’s “La La Love”. He will be assisted by Sweden-based songwriters Teddy Skye, Viktor Svensson, Kristoffer “Bonn” Fogelmark and Albin Nedler.
Three of the team members previously cowrote Tamta’s 2015 single “Unloved”.
The performance staging will be created by the Swedish choreographer and production designer Sacha Jean-Baptiste, who was also behind the fiery staging for “Fuego”.
Cyprus seems to be assembling a dream team, ready to take aim for the top of the scoreboard in May. The one question remains: will Tamta be part of that team? Many fans are hoping for a Christmas present in the form of Tamta saying yes.
What do you think? Should Tamta say yes to Eurovision? Can she give Cyprus its first Eurovision victory? Share your thoughts below!