If the lyrics of “Replay” have it right, then last night at 2am Tamta was in your head. And she’s going to linger there just a bit longer after you watch this video of her chatting with her backing dancers.

 

In the video Tamta describes her Eurovision 2019 song as poppy and upbeat. “I love it and my boys love it too,” she says. “I hope you will like it and love it too.

So why is she singing for Cyprus? “I love Cyprus. I had an offer for the second time in a row from Cyprus and I can’t wait to be living this experience with all of you. Boys, mommy wants you here!”

Her dancers have plenty of experience at Eurovision. Lamin Holmen was one of Robin Bengtsson’s backing dancers at Eurovision 2017. And Benjamin Trosso appeared as a stunning high-fashion sea sponge during the catwalk opening of Eurovision 2016.

In the video you also learn that Tamta prefers sushi to pizza and loves Georgian fashion.

The boys also tease a tantalising tidbit of their stage show. You see their hips swaying and their knees slightly spreading, as if they are fanning the stage with their muscular thighs.

Are you feeling it? Do you think this is the nucleus of a knockout performance? Let us know down below. 

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Matija
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Matija

I like Cyprus this year, but for me, song is not for Eurovision, but for cocktails on the beach while the sun is out there and we all have fun.

A18
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A18

I bet she’s never been to Cyprus lol

Marios
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Marios

of course she did what u talking about? You know how many years she is famous in Greece? Everyone came to Cyprus for concerts all the time stop saying things you are not aware of ffs

Pateritda
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Pateritda

Anna Vissi, Sarbel, Loukas Yiorkas, Eleftheria Eleftheriou, Maria Eleni Kiriakou are all Cypriots who have represented Greece in the recent history of Eurovision. Get over it, the music industry is the same for Greece and Cyprus .

The mad professor
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The mad professor

Judging by the comments below I can see the tension is rising as we are now counting less than a month for the shows. Enjoy Eurovision and dare to dream everybody! As for my country and our choices in the last two years let me just say this: We are honored to have “adopted” these two beautiful and talented performers and gave them the chance to make one of their dreams come true and appear on the eurovision stage when no one else gave them that chance. The fact that they are not cypriot is irrelevant to us because they… Read more »

Nikki
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Nikki

Can you do Kostas Martakis next? I really like him, and I’d love to see him on the Eurovision stage someday, but he’d always been unlucky with the Greek National Finals

Mad Professor
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Mad Professor

I’m pretty sure it’s gonna be a man next year but I don’t think it will be him 🙁

Una
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Una

She looks 28!!!! Whatever she does, good for her!

Lisianthus
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Lisianthus

It’s just botox.

KarWorld
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KarWorld

I enjoy many songs this year, I must say. But I have very clear I will vote for ethnic entries which represent their country and show us their culture. This is why this contest was meant to be.

Whisker
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Whisker

I like your comment.

Lisianthus
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Lisianthus

It does not have to be cultural or traditional for me, because then some countries are at a clear disadvantage because a lot of people don’t like their typical music. But I do very much prefer it when at least part of the artist-songwriter-stage director-background vocalist team is from the country they represent.

Lisianthus
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Lisianthus

I love the song, but it’s not really a Cypriot enty when everybody involved isn’t from Cyprus.
And now everybody who was complaining that the official Eurovision channel had only posted an interview with Duncan can stop.

Una
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Una

Erm, all faves are quite heavily promoted plus North Macedonia that has heavy Swedish input. Talk about favouritism. It’s sickening.

eurofan
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eurofan

Eleni’s team was Swedish as well. Get over it

David
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David

It seems tha people here can’t accept there there are other people who DON’T like the cypriot entry this year,get over it!

xmynameis
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xmynameis

That choreo is…. a choice.

Una
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Una

I think it’s a teaser but we’ll not see that move in the actual performance.

EurovisonBenny_AUT
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EurovisonBenny_AUT

I am hopeful that Cyprus goes completely Cypriot again in terms of the singer, songwriter, staging director, dancers and so on in the next years… after all, an all Cypriot-constellation HAS worked for them in the past, and the Cypriot HOD has got to keep that in mind. If they continue with “shopping internationally”, Cyprus might take the same route as Azerbaijan…

Marios
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Marios

If we go cypriot we wont win. EVER. From Cyprus

David
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David

Totally agree……and unfortunately even if Tamta was 20 she would not have the charisma of Eleni!Nothing cypriot and it is a shame that countries like Cyprus massively BUY swedish products
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Maddening
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Maddening

Oh vanilla bean….always with the nice words.

Maddening
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Maddening

Me too… your hilarious. Hope you feel better one day.

Maddening
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Maddening

Totally can!!! I’m insane just like you

This is my opinion (TIMO)
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This is my opinion (TIMO)

Cyprus replaying fuego with recycled version, this deserves to stay in semifinal, I don’t know how fuego writer didn’t get copyright to sue, were they offered money to keep silent, that’s just my opinion ofcourse, good luck Cyprus but don’t think Europe can’t hear you replaying fuego as the title of the song indicates

Lewis
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Lewis

I hope that the choreography will contain some DEATH DROPS! From what I can see they seem to be marking the routine so it should be a lot more impactful on stage.

Whisker
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Whisker

What’s a death drop?

Meliris
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Meliris

what Conan’s dancer does.

Whisker
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Whisker

Thanks!

Bigger
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Bigger

I like the entry this year a lot. But there is something that I hope that won’t be more and more the trend in ESC. There is so much more and more influence from Swedish song writers, producers etc (because they have a lot of talent, it’s undeniable). And not only Cyprus but also the UK i.e. I wish countries would have more input from their own country, culture, talented people, upcoming music writers, producers, etc. That’s the fun part. But now it feels as if the entries are interchangeable. Another country could have “bought” the song and performed it.… Read more »

Una
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Una

The performer is not connected to Cyprus either. Same video. What did she respond to the question “Why Cyprus”? Answer: “Because I love Cyprus, Cyprus is the same for me”.

I can expect this comment be deleted as well because I dared to criticize a big fave of the site.

Marlene Jørgensen
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Marlene Jørgensen

I think you kinda ignore the fact that Greece and Cyprus are two different sides of the same coin. So of course, why not Cyprus? Even if she is Georgian, she has obvious started to think like a Greek, and looks at Cyprus as Greece.

David
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David

Yeah but saying that Cyprus is ”the same” does not sound nice

eurofan
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eurofan

All Cypriot singers make a career in Greece (because Cyprus is tiny to have a music industry on its own) and a few Cypriot artists have represented Greece in the past. It’s the exact same music in both countries. I think that’s what she means.

David
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David

it doesn’t matter,it sounds bad,like ”hey i wanted to go to eurovision and cyprus was.the only one that wanted me so it is the same”

Minerva
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Minerva

Greeks and Cypriots speak Greek. They have different flags but the same national anthem. They are of different nationality but as an ethnos they are the same: Greeks. Maybe that’s why Tamta says it’s the same….

David
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David

if cypriots are greeks then there should be only one representative for both countries….actually i thought that Cyprus is more like middle east or turkey…anyways

Minerva
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Minerva

But they are two countries, Cyprus and Greece. Ethnically, they are Greeks.

David
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David

They look more middle eastern but ok…canadians speak French but this does not make them French…anyway

Una
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Una

Ignore what, exactly? Cyprus and Greece are two different countries with people having their own national identity. Greek and Cypriot. I know people from both countries and they’re all proud of being either Greek or Cypriot. I think it’s wrong to imply Greeks look at Cyprus as Greece. Two. Different.Countries.

lol
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lol

“Two. Different.Countries.”

The same nation though…

Una
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Una

I would love to know more on this issue. Wikipedia doesn’t help much. With due respect, I mean different countries as different state entities with their own governments, flag, membership to international organizations. The fact they share the same anthem is a one-of-a-kind thing. Majority with same ethnic make-up too. Things one learns on this site!

David
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David

they don’t share the same national anthem…cyprus has adopted the greek national anthem which was written by a greek poet….and if i am not mistaken in cyprus in front of all the public buildings there is.the greek flag apart from the cypriot one.

eurofan
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eurofan

I hope this helps: The cypriot national anthem is the music from the greek national anthem. But it’s basically the same. Which makes it controversial for an ethnically diverse country like cyprus (this is coming from a greek cypriot). The constitution says greek cypriots can have the greek flag next to the cypriot one and turkish cypriots can have the turkish flag next to the cypriot one. Another evil legacy from imperialists to ethnically divide the island. But anyway, this is a conversation outside music. There are things which are the same between Greeks and Cypriots (at least the greek… Read more »

David
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David

The same again and again…..5 handsome boys and a lady in the middle(Tamta) who seems really tired…….Eleni had such an energy but unfortunately you can see in Tamtas face that she is tired and that they wiil deliver a polished show but nothing more…..Cyprus will not have the same success as last year….like Bulgaria..sorry

Mario
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Mario

You just need to say something negative.. sorry

David
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David

Accept others’ opinions and don’y get mad if you don’t agree with them,everyone has their own opinion,respect it-everybody agrees that Fuego and Eleni were way better!

Escfan
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Escfan

Fuego was a crap song which most fans thought until she whipped her hair and done some choreography. Umm plz dont tell me fuego is a better song than replay cause it ain’t

eurofan
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eurofan

Exactly, David is probably one of those people who hated Fuego when it was released but changed his mind when saw it on stage.

David
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David

I have already seen Tamta’s performances.and she does not have Eleni’s charisma plus we have many similar songs like replay this year

Maddening
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Maddening

Why are you compelled to say so much hate David???? you must secretly like it… don’t you????? It’s ok we won’t judge you… or at least we won’t judge you as harshly as you do… hope you feel better one day.

David
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David

You need to see a psycholgist,i say my opinion,you say yours,that’s all!We have democracy,learn to accept others’ opinion.Cyprus will end up really low this year

eurofan
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eurofan

There’s a big difference between stating opinions and spreading hate.

David
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David

saying my opinion with which you don’t agree is not spreading hate….and yeah ok you are cypriot,we understood that haha

Maddening
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Maddening

Totally accept it… it’s just your opinion. If it makes you feel good about your spreading hate… go for it. It’s also within our right to pull you up on it.

David
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David

Which place of Cyprus are you from?Turkosia?

Whisker
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Whisker

Oh please, you defended your opinions so well until Turkosia. No offense, it’s your right to say what you want.

David
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David

You are the one the offends,is it bad to be Turkish???

Whisker
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Whisker

Excuse you? My reply didn’t imply that being Turkish is bad.

eurofan
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eurofan

Haha seriously, that was a comment just for the sake of hate. “She is tired”. Maybe because she was working?!

David
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David

Accept others’ opinions and don’y get mad if you don’t agree with them,everyone has their own opinion,respect it-everybody agrees that Fuego and Eleni were way better!!!

eurofan
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eurofan

But you haven’t seen Tamta on stage yet, how can you compare? You’re comparing a finished polished result (Fuego, Eurovision 2018) to something you haven’t seen yet. The comparison is nonsense, at least at this point.

David
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David

I have already seen Tamta’s performances.and she does not have Eleni’s charisma plus we have many similar songs like replay this year

Qw34ty
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Qw34ty

What are you going on about, she doesn’t look tired. Even if she was there could be multiple, conditional reasons why.

Una
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Una

I predict Cyprus will do better than Bulgaria last year. Only the Bulgarian broadcaster saw the potential of the song. The performers were meh with fake enthusiasm in interviews and live performances.

I wouldn’t criticize Tamta for looking tired but that bleached hair is a different story. All fried and dry. Maybe a hair care routine will come next.

nuli
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nuli

That particular hairstyle is a wig though 😛 Her actual hair is pretty long and light red.

Una
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Una

LOL. I’ve seen her with long red hair and I thought that was a wig. But hair is hair. Wig or not. Wigs are styled too 🙂

Whisker
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Whisker

IMO two, maybe three entries went to Eurovision to win last year: Cyprus and Bulgaria. Eleni obviously did very well. Bulgaria bothered me a lot, not the song itself which I found OK. Ridiculous staging that didn’t work well with the song, a ‘lab-made” group of artists, the background female vocals which did the hard work. I wonder how much money they spent. They probably spend the potential budget for 2019 as well, betting everything on one card. And yes, riding the cocktail of last year’s success is no guarantee for success. I don’t like Replay at the mo, but… Read more »

Ari
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Ari

Slay Queen!
Replay Slay
ReSLAY

Jack
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Jack

Mas exeis zalisei xaloumi me podia

eurofan
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eurofan

Dude enough, find a different tagline.