Plans to use All Together Now as the Eurovision 2023 selection for Cyprus have been pushed back a year. That’s according to OGAE Greece, citing reliable sources.

The news comes following the release of the trailer for All Together Now, which will be shown on both ALPHA Greece and CyBC (RIK) in Cyprus. The trailer does not mention Eurovision as the ultimate prize for winning the show.

OGAE Greece says the show will instead be used to select the artist for Eurovision 2024.

As for now, Cyprus will revert to its internal selection — the behind-closed-doors process that has gifted us entries from Eleni Foueira, Tamta, Elena Tsagrinou and Andromache. They may have achieved varying results, but each of these artists built hype and won legions of fans for themselves and the song contest.  

The Greek fan club reports: “The interest in representing Cyprus is particularly high and consideration of specific proposals has already begun, while it seems that various and important composers have already sent songs to the Cyprus team.”

About All Together Now

The BBC launched the original edition of All Together Now in the United Kingdom in 2018. In each episode, a range of singers performed in front of “The 100” — a panel of music experts that ranged from drag queens to high school music teachers to Spice Girl Geri Halliwell.

In September 2021 the CEO of Panik Records told Esquire Greece that the label, in conjunction with Cypriot broadcaster CyBC, would choose the Cypriot act for Eurovision 2023 using a TV talent show. 

In May 2022, OGAE Greece revealed that Cyprus would choose its Eurovision 2023 artist through the TV series. This has obviously changed in recent weeks. Producers, it seems, want more time so they can ensure they deliver the best possible package for the song contest. 

The show will still have plenty of Eurovision flavour. It will include many former Eurovision representatives from Cyprus and Greece, as well as members of both country’s official Eurovision fan clubs.

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OohHoney
OohHoney
19 days ago

When countries use show like that to pick their Eurovision artists I take it as they’ve given up so it doesn’t matter what undiscovered, new artist with no stage experience they send they will fail miserably.

Jake
Jake
20 days ago

Sounds like someone stepped up with the backing of a record company and major cash for them to turn around and cancel their method of choosing an entry

Hikaru
Hikaru
20 days ago

For Cyprus:

Tania Breazou
Cynthia Verazie
Panagiotis Koufogiannis
Louis Georgiou
Andreas Miliotis
Loukas Yorkas
Ivi Adamou
Charis Savva

Luke B
Luke B
21 days ago

Could they send a male for a change? Apart from Sandro in the cancelled 2020 contest, it’s been a constant stream of females (albeit some pretty good ones in there).

Colin
Colin
21 days ago
Reply to  Luke B

I wouldn’t call Cyprus the most critical country when it comes to having a gender balance. They had male acts in 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2020. While I’d like to encourage countries like Malta, Albania, and Greece to send a male act, and countries like Italy, Estonia, and Georgia to send a female act, the truth is that in the end, it does come down to songs in question. I mean, if the best song in MESC is again sung by a woman, and the best song in Eesti laul is again sung by a man, then that’s what should… Read more »

Mr X
Mr X
21 days ago
Reply to  Luke B

Of course they could, Loukas Yorkas for example.

Mr X
Mr X
21 days ago

I would like to see Loukas Yorkas returning, this time for his home country. He´s very talented and handsome.

hihi
hihi
21 days ago

does this mean Eleni is down

Vivian
Vivian
21 days ago

Good call to just go internal. If last year taught us anything is that weak national selections do not equal Eurovision success

motopapi
motopapi
21 days ago

Ok, I wasn’t expecting this twist, but –now that it’s happening, I agree with Thallo’s opinion.

Thallo
Thallo
21 days ago

Does this mean Cyprus already have their 2023 artist secured?

If so, the artist must be important or a huge star in Greece & Cyprus since they’re cancelling a whole selection process just for them. This is VERY exciting

Polegend Godnova
21 days ago
Reply to  Thallo

yeah, they probably booked someone they strongly believe in

Meckie
Meckie
21 days ago
Reply to  Thallo

Could it be Kalomira again?

Mika
Mika
21 days ago
Reply to  Thallo

They are not cancelling it, they are just cancelling the fact that winning it will be a ticket to Eurovision. But damn, this is very exciting!

Tom
Tom
21 days ago
Reply to  Thallo

Let’s hope it’s not Josephine

Joey
Joey
21 days ago
Reply to  Tom

Why not?

XOOOD
XOOOD
22 days ago

Thank god, Another banger from Cyprus

Yudhistira Mahasena
22 days ago

Hopefully with internal selection, Cyprus will select Tulisa Contostavlos.

Nicky
Nicky
21 days ago

she isn’t cypriot, she is british let her represent the UK instead then