Another former Eurovision act is said to looking at representing Cyprus at Eurovision 2021. A Greek chat show has claimed that the Greek American singer Kalomira is in talks with the Cyprus broadcaster CyBC.
Kalomira previously represented Greece at Eurovision 2008, with the Laïko-pop track “Secret Combination”. The performance gave Greece a third-place finish and remains a favorite amongst some fans. But Kalomira could be due for a comeback.
The news was revealed this morning on Open TV in Greece. The show said that Kalomira was in talks with broadcaster CyBC to represent Greece at Eurovision 2021.
The news also follows a video chat Kalomira recently did with the Belgian Eurovision site Songfestival.be. They asked Kalomira about returning to Eurovision and she confirmed it was something that had been discussed in previous years.
Kalomira gave her support for Stefania as Greece’s representative for Rotterdam, but confirmed that Cyprus was a possibility for 2021.
She explained, “Cyprus is something that I’m circulating. So who knows. I would go for Cyprus. We’ll see.” Kalomira also joked that after spending weeks in lockdown at her American home, she was eager to get out. She added, “I am in the mood to do Eurovision!”
Last year, there was speculation that Kalomira had been approached to represent Greece at Eurovision 2020. However, this never eventuated.
Earlier this year, Kalomira and Greece’s Eurovision 2021 act Stefania joined the Greek Eurovision songwriter Dimitris Kontopoulos for his #Qsessions series of online home concerts. The pair performed a cover of Ani Lorak’s “Shady Lady”.
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@DimitrisKontopoulos and his #QSessions made me finally meet @ItsKalomira and sing together “Shady Lady”, an amazing #Eurovision song! ? We are all staying home, Kalomira in Washington, Dimitris in Athens and I am in Utrecht but music brings us together!! ? Love you all!! #staysafe #stayhome
More Cyprus rumours for Eurovision 2021
Open TV also included a round-up of the latest rumours from Cyprus. Eurovision 2018 star Eleni Foureira is said to be meeting this week with the Greek Swedish hitmaker — and “Fuego” producer — Alex Papaconstantinou. Foureira has previously been reported as being in talks with CyBC to return to Eurovision for 2021.
Also said to be under consideration by Cyprus is Ilias Kozas, the lead singer of the Greek rock band Koza Mostra. They previously represented Greece at Eurovision 2013 with the crowd favourite “Alcohol Is Free”.
With Greece having already invited back Eurovision 2020 act Stefania to be their supergirl in Rotterdam, Greek music stars are turning to Cyprus as their best chance to make it to Eurovision in 2021.
So far, interested artists include The Voice Australia‘s Despina Savva, Greek X Factor star Ian Stratis, Kazakh-Greek X Factor star Eirini Papadopoulou, Australia Decides act Leea Nanos, Cyprus’ Eurovision 2012 star Ivi Adamou, reality stars Konnie Metaxa & Tasos Xiarcho, pop-rock group Melisses, pop icon Vangelis Kakouriotis and singer/model/actress Katerina Stikoudi.
But now it sounds like broadcaster CyBC may be starting to focus on just a few big names.
What do you think? Would you like to see Kalomira return to Eurovision? Or is Eleni Foureira a better choice? Tell us your thoughts below!