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. 

About Andromache

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!

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Europotato
Europotato
3 months ago

This is yet another rip off of another song. Clean bandit ft Ellie Goulding

Ting tong
Ting tong
3 months ago

Thousands times better than previous 2 Cyprus entries which were plastic but lets be honest even this one is not special one it’s dated, not bothered entry…Cyprus when are you gonna win..look turkey, greece, finland and portugal got their first victory after many years of participation..Cyprus participation is sooooooooooooooooooo long ,shame really

Paul
Paul
3 months ago

It’s amazing reading through the posts below on a website dedicated to eurovision.i am sure most comments come from people who would be happy to describe themselves as ‘liberals or “diverse” it’s amazing it doesn’t extend to tolerating a simple opinion on a song?! The amount of childish down votes and other insults says it all really.

Last edited 3 months ago by Paul
fan
fan
3 months ago

Yes nice enough entry from Cyprus, ..back to old school Cypriot entries. though I don’t expect much of a result, to be honest.

AlexisMateoFan45
AlexisMateoFan45
3 months ago

This is the biggest grower of this season, I’m calling it now. Also I find it really funny how some people here are completely disregarding the fact that Cyprus is one of three countries that has both participated and qualified out of every single year, starting from 2015. If anything, they clearly know what they’re doing lol. (They did avoid a huge bullet in 2020 tho, I’ll give y’all that haha)

L’oiseau
L’oiseau
3 months ago

It’s so ridiculous and laughable that there are people saying that this is a very slow song, when it has an uptempo beat… Probably their brains are melted of so much mediocre techno beats… Oh yes, and is also ridiculous and laughable making a quote of a sentence that millions of people use and then calling other people ignorant, with a total lack of manners and respect…

Angelique
Angelique
3 months ago

It’s so ridiculous and laughable that there are people who compare Ela with Fuego…

As Taylor Swift said ”Haters gonna hate…” But next time find better excuses at least!

Sam
Sam
3 months ago

Where is everyone listening to it? I can’t find a full official version available…

Whisker
Whisker
3 months ago
Reply to  Sam

Sound quality isn’t good but should do:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWIVjXe-RsE

L’oiseau
L’oiseau
3 months ago

When will Cyprus understand that the time for this kind of entries are over!…

Angelique
Angelique
3 months ago
Reply to  L’oiseau

Music has no expiration date….

L’oiseau
L’oiseau
3 months ago
Reply to  Angelique

But certain kind of songs in the ESC have and that is the issue.

Ffgsg
Ffgsg
3 months ago
Reply to  L’oiseau

Ok
Cyprus has never sent sth like that before

As a Greek I can confirm this is half pop half Greek traditional music
This is not the same

L’oiseau
L’oiseau
3 months ago
Reply to  Ffgsg

Sorry but it is Fuego and Diablo all over again but now with some supposedly Greek/Cypriot elements instead of Hispanic.

Angelique
Angelique
3 months ago
Reply to  L’oiseau

Fuego is a pop dance song. Ela is ethnic/traditional, sensual and very slow…
How can you compare this song with Fuego ???

Don’t be so ignorant… this is getting ridiculous!

Last edited 3 months ago by Angelique
L’oiseau
L’oiseau
3 months ago
Reply to  Angelique

Same concept, only slower. And don’t you be so rude. Didn’t your parents teach you any manners?

Zed
Zed
3 months ago
Reply to  L’oiseau

oh yes, same concept. they both use music and lyrics. HOW DARE THEY?!

L’oiseau
L’oiseau
3 months ago
Reply to  Zed

Aren’t you a funny one ah ah ah

ffgsg
ffgsg
3 months ago
Reply to  L’oiseau

the lyrics are literally talking about perfect harmony affection and love while Fuego is a banger about fire

ffgsg
ffgsg
3 months ago
Reply to  L’oiseau

ok this is getting funny
i am a native greek and I know about greek traditional music
this ahs NOTHING to do with el diablo or fuego you don’t even know what you are talking about!

Leendert Jan
Leendert Jan
3 months ago

I like that it sounds quite Greek/Cypriot. It’s enjoyable, but this isn’t lighting my fire or anything.

Denis
Denis
3 months ago

With that many writers all I can think of is Senhit and “Adrenalina”. That many writers for a basic song?

Angelique
Angelique
3 months ago
Reply to  Denis

They aren’t all writers. This team has musician, orchastrators, writers and others.

AMAAN STORM
AMAAN STORM
3 months ago

To be honest, it’s kinda what I expected although it is pleasant with a middle Eastern feel to it, it just doesn’t hit the spot. Plus I honestly can’t understand what Andromache is saying. Her style of singing makes the annunciation sound lazy and undecipherable at times.

Cyprus have definitely found their stride though so it should do okay at Eurovision. Unfortunately it’s not for me.

WhiteSox
WhiteSox
3 months ago

Nothing new with Cyprus. Always the same stuff. Next please.

ffgsg
ffgsg
3 months ago
Reply to  WhiteSox

how is this the same with the pop divas with bangers cyprus sent thee past 3 years?
come one this is half pop hal\f traditional greek music it even has greek! Cyprus has b\never sent anything like that! Shut your mouth if you don’t know

Pandaman
Pandaman
3 months ago
Reply to  ffgsg

How about you be more respectful towards people with different opinions instead of telling them to “shut their mouth”?

efsdv
efsdv
3 months ago
Reply to  Pandaman

im ok with his /her opinion but he thinks he know everything!!! He goes ahead saying its the same without even knowing!

AMAAN STORM
AMAAN STORM
3 months ago
Reply to  ffgsg

No need to be rude. People are allowed opinions.

Boozyfloozy99
Boozyfloozy99
3 months ago
Reply to  WhiteSox

Another pathetic troll attempt.

Magpie
Magpie
3 months ago

I like the song but I wonder if this will go the way of Yianna Terzi with Oniro Mou

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
3 months ago
Reply to  Magpie

Not If they don’t pull off a fantastic staging. That was the main flaw of Greece’s 2018 entry. It didn’t have a great staging.

Nomo nomo
Nomo nomo
3 months ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

 Yianna Terzi had an amazing staging imo

Bella
Bella
3 months ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

That song sucked. No amount of staging could have saved it.

Tzs
Tzs
3 months ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

Yes they will put Andromache white clothes and yellow/white hand – as a conversation between her and Cyprus

Ffs
Ffs
3 months ago

Not good … No Final …

Darren
3 months ago

Little bop.
Cyprus isn’t reinventing the wheel or anything and it’s not like it’s nothing we haven’t really heard before in Eurovision over the years but I expect this will do well.
Killer staging ala El Diablo and I can guarantee that Cyprus will get a good result.

Craigee_mac
Craigee_mac
3 months ago

So this song has A LOT of composers – here is how many: Alex Papaconstantinou, Arash, Eyelar Mirzazadeh, Fatjon Miftaraj, Filloreta Raci Fifi, Geraldo Sandell, Giorgos Papadopoulos, Robert Uhlmann, Viktor Svensson and Yll Limani. With that many fingers in a 3 minute pie, it should be stellar. However it is NOT stellar.. It’s not bad, but not stellar. If Andromache can nail the vocals live, she can lift this song. The staging has been handed to Marvin Dietman, so let’s see. This will either lift of flop, based on the staging and live performance. As it is now, 4.5 /10… Read more »

Last edited 3 months ago by Craigee_mac
AMAAN STORM
AMAAN STORM
3 months ago
Reply to  Craigee_mac

Same. Its pretty much just below middle of the pack for me so far. Perhaps with a few more listens and then the staging reveal, it may just catapult it up the list for me, but as for now, 5/10 for me.

Stan
Stan
3 months ago

The song sounds like bulgarian pop-folk/chalga. lol Maybe Bulgaria should send Galena for Eurovision 2023.

Nomo nomo
Nomo nomo
3 months ago

Can someone please explain to me how Fifi and Yll Limani (albanian singers) ended up collaborating with her? It looks like a very unlikely collaboration.

Last edited 3 months ago by Nomo nomo
mert
mert
3 months ago
Reply to  Nomo nomo

maybe song composed for fik ?

Ffgsg
Ffgsg
3 months ago
Reply to  mert

Song containing Greek composed for fik? I don’t think so

Jake
Jake
3 months ago

I give Cyprus props for not going the expected route…I hope they are rewarded…it’s a very pleasant song…curious how Greece, Azerbaijan and Armenia come to the contest this year, because all 3 can typically deliver strong pop-dance bangers…and this year there seems to be a clear opportunity for those in the Semis…the only 2 this year have both strong latin bases, although Albania could fall into this category too

Mark
Mark
3 months ago
Reply to  Jake

Not going the expected route? 😀 They are going with a song 100% typical for Cyprus/Greece, so it’s too predictable and “safe”. I really like the song, but it’s boring when countries don’t try anything new and strange for their local market. Seem like Serbia is the only brave country so far 😀 Let’s see, 9 more countries have to choose their songs, so let’s hope at least one of them will go for something unexpected and out of the box, because it will be boring if only Serbia is bringing something new. I like hearing new sounds, rhytms, instruments,… Read more »

vamoss
vamoss
3 months ago
Reply to  Mark

With what should they go? With a song typical for Azerbaijan? Songs represent the country, when was the last time Cyprus sent something that ethnic? Loolll

Jija
Jija
3 months ago
Reply to  vamoss

You should do your homework, because Cyprus sent ethnic songs many times before. They are definitely always playing safe, never send anything revolutionary and different, so don’t write comments like this, because it shows you base your writing on liking this song or Cyprus as a country, and not on valid and true argument. Cudos to Mark for stating what every person with good hearing can notice but isn’t writing here for whatever reason

Jo.
Jo.
3 months ago

Pretty good!

Midnight Gold
Midnight Gold
3 months ago

Nothing groundbreaking by any means but you can’t resist vibing to this if you’re from the Balkans at least, it’s not possible…

Roro31
3 months ago

Congrats Cyprus its very good !! I love the ethnic side of this song and her voice is fantastic !! The greek language is so pretty!

Top 10/15 for me in the big final !

Shemshem
Shemshem
3 months ago

I listen to quite a lot of international music, I need to admit it – this song is a typical greek pop song, this one in particular is not outstanding, not memorable but still somewhat enjoyable.
Not a winner IMHO but I am really looking forward to see her staging.
In compare to last year’s song – it is a downgrade for me.
Good luck though Cyprus!!! ??????

ESC Stan
ESC Stan
3 months ago

I’m not willing to say who will be top ten yet because we have to see who qualifies. Will this qualify? For certain.

Leo M
Leo M
3 months ago

Finally something ethnic. Thank you Cyprus. Unfortunately I got bored before the end but still decent entry

esc1234
esc1234
3 months ago

Cyprus is literally reinventing ethnic bops this year and some bitter eurofans say this isnt memorable or fast enough, yeah sure go and vote Bulgaria then that is memorable

Yankee
Yankee
3 months ago

Amazing song! Cyprus keeps sending singers and songs that are Top 10 material. I’ve listened to Ela just once and it already is my #1. If she can sing live just as well as the studio version and have good staging we may have a winner.

Vamoss
Vamoss
3 months ago
Reply to  Yankee

dont know about staging but her voice is amazing, check some of her covers in her youtube channel where she just sings with a guitar she is a pure talent

Bella
Bella
3 months ago
Reply to  Yankee

Cyprus keeps sending singers and songs that are Top 10 material”… They literally placed in the top 10 once in the last 16 years, lol. That kinda means that they were not top 10 material, except Eleni.

Wheatley
Wheatley
3 months ago

This is what Greek pop music sounds like, this is exactly what you will listen to any Greek club. Like it or not Cyprus stayed true to its culture this year. Oh and don’t get me wrong just because it sounds like every Greek pop song, it doesn’t mean it’s bad. On the contrary this will be a massive hit in both Cyprus and Greece. Hopefully in Europe as well. Good job Cyprus! Very refreshing.

2022
3 months ago

I like it 7/10

2022
3 months ago

I lke it. 7/10

Bella
Bella
3 months ago

Also, is it me or we have a record number of non-English songs this year? I count 12 so far: 4 with part English lyrics (very minimal) and 8 with no English at all. I think that’s great, probably seeing the impact of having 2 non-English winners in the span of 4 contests (and also 4 non-English songs in the top 5 last year).

Jonas
Jonas
3 months ago
Reply to  Bella

It’s good, but not a record. 2009 and 2008 had about nineteen or twenty non-English songs. Obviously, there were more before 1999 too.

Bella
Bella
3 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

When I posted this comment I literally thought that a man would *for sure* come in and mansplain that there were more songs in national languages before they relaxed the language rules, haha… Never fails 😉

Good point about 2008 and 2009 though, didn’t remember there were so many non-English songs back then (but contest got so bad in the 2000s that I had just stopped watching). There’s still more songs to be released this year, hopefully we get more (I’m thinking at least Portugal).

Jonas
Jonas
3 months ago
Reply to  Bella

I deliberately used the word “obviously” to avoid seeming like that, but oh well, my bad.

Mama
Mama
3 months ago
Reply to  Bella

Lol sis, you love some self-proclaimed prophecy, no?

Ffgsg
Ffgsg
3 months ago
Reply to  Bella

Well in semi final two the only other languages instead of English so far are Greek Italian and Serbian

sam
sam
3 months ago

i knew we’d see yll limani in eurovision one day but as a songwriter for cyprus i never wouldve guessed! this is a really good track, my current 4th and i believe it could be a contender to win if the staging is good

Xabi
Xabi
3 months ago

This is going to be in my top 5, if not number 1! This song is a grower and reminds me of Helena Paparizou´s & Kalomira´s entries! Had to wait 15 years to get something similar but was definitely worth it! 12 points from Spain!

Bella
Bella
3 months ago

I don’t think the song is available yet in the US, I’ve listened to something on YouTube but not 100% this was legit (it was not from an official account). But everything seems to indicate they’re finally moving away from the cheap summer hits with 2-syllable Spanish names, and that’s good! Finally bringing us something more authentic.

Rich
Rich
3 months ago
Reply to  Bella

There’s literally only one Cypriot entry with a two-syllable Spanish name…

Ian
Ian
3 months ago
Reply to  Rich

Actually.. zero

Rich
Rich
3 months ago
Reply to  Ian

“fue-go”

Two syllables.

Jonas
Jonas
3 months ago
Reply to  Rich

Fu – e -go. Three.

Jonas
Jonas
3 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

Maybe not…

Jonas
Jonas
3 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

Nothing is too small for me to argue over. I should probably go to bed now.

Cookie Nation
Cookie Nation
3 months ago
Reply to  Rich

Diablo consists of 2 syllables as well 😀

Rich
Rich
3 months ago
Reply to  Cookie Nation

“el di-ab-lo”

Native Spanish. That’s four syllables.

ete sech
ete sech
3 months ago
Reply to  Rich

It’s actually three, as the “ia” in “diablo” is a diphthong

Ffgsg
Ffgsg
3 months ago
Reply to  ete sech

It’s four it doesn’t count as one

ESCalator
ESCalator
3 months ago

The songs is a grower….but I need to hear a live version because there is a lot of vocal processing which gives it a mysterious/ethereal vibe.

PritsiPop
PritsiPop
3 months ago
Reply to  ESCalator

Lol for the nickname

Jack
3 months ago

I’m so disappointed this year ? will literally be voting for Norway at this point

Kosey
Kosey
3 months ago

This is so mysterious and soothing. I imagine the waves gently lapping against a sun-kissed Mediterranean beach. I really like it!

Tom
Tom
3 months ago

Oh God these comments here most probably are coming from trolls just to pump it up. Its not a bad song but it is far from being good as well. I hope she is good live but his can struggle to qualify.

Tedd
Tedd
3 months ago

Balkan summer hit 2022 guaranteed!!! I love it! Very Mediterranean, very pop, very ethnic, very everything! Love greek music, so I’m SUPER HAPPY to hear greek language and traditional instruments at Eurovision. I hope Europe will recognize and acknowledge this gem! Goodluck Cyprus!

Tom
Tom
3 months ago
Reply to  Tedd

It is not a gem

musica
musica
3 months ago

True to her music? I don’t think she was involved in the production or writing process.

Vamoss
Vamoss
3 months ago
Reply to  musica

its exactly her music style. She is not a pop diva like Tamta. Do your research first.

Alex
Alex
3 months ago

This is a new direction for Cyprus, very much more etherial and softer. I wish more songs were like this, I really enjoy it

Azan
Azan
3 months ago

It sounds quite pleasant, I like it!

Lucille
3 months ago

This is a bop that ACTUALLY seems risky.
I hope it pays off!

Campbell Grace
Campbell Grace
3 months ago

This song is beautiful I’m happy Cyprus have gone in a different direction. Straight into my top 10.

Off topic (sorry my apologies but): the UK will reveal their entry tomorrrow.

Ffs
Ffs
3 months ago

Not good … NQ for sure

Chris
Chris
3 months ago

Interesting that the past couple of years you call every Cypriot entry a Fuego ripoff and now that we send something completely different suddenly it’s old fashioned. Lame.

Cookie Nation
Cookie Nation
3 months ago
Reply to  Chris

Well, many Eurovision fans are possessed by Salvador Sobral’s musical tastes. Cyprus has given me the happiest moments of the past 3 contests.

Sarina
Sarina
3 months ago

Well done Cyprus. Very good choice. I love the ethnic vibes, the production of the song is really good, it’s original. It could be much better in full Greek.

Chupacabra
Chupacabra
3 months ago

https://panikmusic.gr/andromache-ela-cyprus-eurovision-andromaxi-kypros-2/

THIS IS GOOD!!! 12 POINTS!!! THX YOU MY BALKAN FRIENDS 🙂

Ffgsg
Ffgsg
3 months ago
Reply to  Chupacabra

Clear audio in this link everyone !!!!

MartyMcCu
MartyMcCu
3 months ago

lovely song from Cyprus 🙂