She’s the singer that brought Cyprus its best-ever result at Eurovision 2018. And ever since the Mediterranean island confirmed that it was parting ways with its 2020 performer Sandro, momentum has started to build around a potential Eleni Foureira comeback.
However, CYBC has now quenched the spark, denying that the “Fuego” hitmaker has been approached for Eurovision 2021.
Cyprus denies that Eleni Foureira has been approached for Eurovision 2021 comeback
The rumour mill started to spin in earnest when the Cypriot blog SHOWTIME reported that the Greek-Albanian singer had been invited to represent Cyprus in Rotterdam next year.
The claim quickly spread on social media, including on the “Eurovision Fans” Facebook page. However, within an hour of the page’s post, CYBC had issued a denial.
CYBC: Eurovision Cyprus — the network’s official Eurovision Facebook page — left the following comment on the “Eurovision Fans” post.
Hi everyone. No proposals were made yet. Our very best wishes for a happy and relaxing summer to all of you!
Foureira fans needn’t give up hope though. Note the TV station says “no proposals were made yet”.
The possibility of an Eleni return isn’t ruled out — there’s still a long way to go until Eurovision 2021.
Eleni Foureira and Cyprus
Eleni Foureira took Cyprus all the way to second place at Eurovision 2018 in Lisbon. The Alex P. written “Fuego” was a firm fan favourite and became the song of the summer, especially in Greece and Spain. It was even featured in Netflix’s soapy teen drama Elite.
Eleni has continued to drop hits, while also retaining close ties with Eurovision. She’s appeared as a guest at national selections in Iceland, Albania and Spain and performed alongside numerous song contest icons during the Switch Song interval at Eurovision 2019 in Tel Aviv.
She has not responded to the social media speculation surrounding 2021.
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