We hope you have your sunglasses on: Cyprus is bringing blinding beauty. Broadcaster CyBC has confirmed that Andromache will sing “Ela” — that means “come” — at the Eurovision Song Contest 2022.
The song draws on ethnic motifs to create something truly timeless. We’re ready to come into the sunshine and to enjoy Andromache’s good vibrations.
The video captures Andromache’s undeniable beauty and sensuality. Serving Cypriot Bridgerton vibes, our girl works every frame inside her palace, bathing in golden light, playing chess, and strutting with her ladies through a lush garden.
Her emotional landscape is as rich and fertile with some English lyrics to help y’all get the meaning: “All in my head, all in my lucid dreams, take my pain away, ela, ela……you could be my only one.”
The song and its music video were presented on CyBC on Wednesday. The music video will be available exclusively on the Panik Records web site on Thursday 10 March. It will be released on all platforms on Friday 11 March.
The song has a strong team of songwriters behind it, including “Fuego” hitmaker Alex Papaconstantinou (who has worked with stars including Jennifer López, Paulina Rubio, Enrique Iglesias, Antique, Elena Paparizou, and, of course, Eleni Foureira). And then there’s Eurovision 2009 alum Arash, who placed third alongside AySel with his song “Always”.
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Andromache will sing “Ela” at Eurovision 2022
Here’s CyBC’s official announcement.
“The Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation announces that Cyprus will be represented at the 66th Eurovision Song Contest, to take place this coming May in Torino, Italy by the up-coming and popular singer Andromache, who is signed to Panik Records.”
“Andromache will be performing the song titled “Ela” by a team of worldwide distinguished composers led by Alex Papaconstantinou and comprising of: Arash, Eyelar Mirzazadeh, Fatjon Miftaraj, Filloreta Raci Fifi, Geraldo Sandell, Giorgos Papadopoulos, Robert Uhlmann, Viktor Svensson and Yll Limani.”
“The staging of the entry has been assigned to the internationally acclaimed artistic directors Marvin Dietmann and Dan Shipton.”
You’ll recall that Marvin and Dan were responsible for several acts last year, including Elena Tsagrinou’s much-celebrated performance of “El Diablo” and Bulgaria’s touching performance of “Growing Up Is Getting Old”.
Marvin is perhaps best-known for helping Cesar Sampson win the jury vote at Eurovision 2018 in Lisbon.
Andromache is repped by Panik Records — the same label behind iconic stars like Demy, Elena Tsagrinou, Eleni Foureira and Ivi Adamou.
She rose to fame in 2015 when she competed on The Voice, and subsequently she’s drawn comparisons to a “beautiful fairy” on stage, owing to her distinctive vocal tone. It’s no wonder that she’s collaborated with the likes of Konstantinos Argiros, Nikos Vertis and Nikos Oikonomopoulos.
Her debut single “To Feggari” was written by Giorgos Papadopoulos, and she’s followed that up with songs she wrote herself, including “De Mporo” and “Den Se Dialeksa”.
Her 2019 song “Na Soun Psema” was a huge success, passing two million views on YouTube in just a few months. It now has more than 5 million.
What do you make of the announcement? Are you excited to see Andromache sing “Ela” at Eurovision 2022? Let us know in the comments below!