Silia Kapsis is ready to break free from a fake world in her Eurovision 2024 entry, “Liar”, which has now been released for all to hear.

Ever since Silia was announced as the internally selected candidate to represent Cyprus, Eurovision fans have been eagerly anticipating her entry. Broadcaster CyBC previously teased us with a snippet of the music video, but now we finally have the full song.

The song and music video premiered on CyBC’s website at 17:00 CET. It appeared on the official Eurovision YouTube channel one hour later.

Silia Kapsis – “Liar” (Cyprus Eurovision 2024)

Silia’s “Liar” is not dedicated to a person, contrary to the initial expectations of anyone who saw the title. Instead, it’s a song full of meaning that represents a myriad of fake situations imposed by today’s artificial and superficial reality. Her song addresses issues such as body shaming, sexuality, and various forms of oppression.

The song is composed by Dimitris Kontopoulos and Elke Tiel. Kontopoulos has composed a significant number of Eurovision hits, including two runner-ups in the competition: Ani Lorak’s “Shady Lady” (Ukraine 2008) and Farid Mammadov’s “Hold Me” (Azerbaijan 2013). His latest Eurovision entry composition was Stefania’s “Last Dance” (Greece 2021).

Silia’s song speaks about how people are stuck in a fake world and the attempt to break free from all the stereotypes that confine them. The song contains references to issues such as body shaming and sexuality. Silia has been open about the significant influence that social media has on young girls and hopes that her song will bring truth while leaving behind the façade of fakeness.

Her strong message is packaged in a fun concept that turns this song into a real banger, and the dance break leaves us all speechless. It’s undoubtedly a track with huge potential to become a TikTok trend and gain even more popularity due to the ease of creating choreography for people to follow.

Speaking of dancing, we have to mention that Guy Groove was the choreographer. He is well known for his work with stars such as the Jonas Brothers and Shakira.

The music video is directed by Kostas Karydas. Through Silia’s eyes, we witness a series of expressive situations imposed by social media. In the second part of the music video, Silia reacts to these situations, rocking the boat and daring to live her truth while also inspiring others to join her in a celebration of liberation from such falsehoods. The music video was filmed at the City of Dreams Mediterranean resort.

What are your first impressions of “Liar”? Will Silia be taking Cyprus to the grand final at Eurovision 2024 in Malmö this May? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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SEIMÍ
SEIMÍ
1 month ago

There have been quite a lot of songs in ESC in the last 10 year sung by women, telling us how bad men are in relationships, if a guy sung a song about women’s bad behaviour we’d never hear the end of the criticism.

Ben CG
1 month ago

This the sort of song that juries and televoters will give a similarly high score to, there won’t be much disagreement between the two sides. Of course it still needs a powerful performance and an assured vocal, which is where Tamta was good but a little underwhelming, but a quick Youtube search shows Silia is a great dancer with a lot of energy. She’s no Whitney Houston, vocally, but she is capable of holding a tune, and with the help of pre-recorded backing vocals at Eurovision, (they are there, like them or not,) the package will come together quite well.… Read more »

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
1 month ago
Reply to  Ben CG

She is in SF 1 isnt it, the semi of death??
With no back up from the greece televotes??

And there we have Tali from Luxembourg in kinda same niche as well as Serbia.

I dont see it that all of them will qualify.

Hera says HI.

Antananarivo
Antananarivo
1 month ago

Boring and forgettable….

fever
fever
1 month ago

Replay, replay, replay, yeah.
Liar, liar, liar, yeah, yeah, yeah

Ultima Thule
Ultima Thule
1 month ago

This young girl at the start if her career shouldn’t get this trash to present it on Eurovision. One of the worst songs in the contest. I don’t think even Eleni Foureira level of performance can save this from NQ.

Marius C?t?
1 month ago

This Is a Bad Song …

Antananarivo
Antananarivo
1 month ago

Cyprus 3/12

oran
oran
1 month ago

I’d say borderline NQ due to the fact Tali exists in 2nd half of the same semi and is also representing the fresh and returning country which Luxembourg so idk

Despicable Annie
Despicable Annie
1 month ago
Reply to  oran

There’s room for both in the final. Fighter is the better song, but stage presence wise Silia eats most performers up, she’s a professional dancer. We’ll see.

Jesse O'Rourke
Jesse O'Rourke
1 month ago

mediocre song , awful video

europotato
europotato
1 month ago

I can sing tali fighter over this track. They are very similar, and in the same semi.

Antananarivo
Antananarivo
1 month ago
Reply to  europotato

Luxembourg is so much better but need another performance

Gka
Gka
1 month ago

Everyone had said the same thing when fuego came out and cyprus was 25th in the betting odds only to skyrocket to 2nd place with the live performance. People you need to hold your judgments until the rehearsals…

oran
oran
1 month ago
Reply to  Gka

but this is not as good as fuego…

Despicable Annie
Despicable Annie
1 month ago

Generic Scandipop circa 2016 style song. I’m surprised we don’t have more of these after Tattoo’s win last year. Enjoyable, it’ll only stand out with a great performance. There’s potential for it, considering Silia is a professional dancer.

Gaga
Gaga
1 month ago

Sounds like a demo. But adding a few instruments will be like It’s a sin. Couldn’t be anymore closer to that. So happy for it. Congrats

Yuarith
Yuarith
1 month ago

I think this will sail through to the final bc it’s Cyprus but – as many noted below, it’s unremarkable, formulaic and overdone

Maiyoko
Maiyoko
1 month ago

Is this a Mall shoping song?? lol, so basic for Cyprus

Ari
Ari
1 month ago

Okay, Switzerland sounds way better to me now after checking out this one. Heard it all before, seen the dance routine with the male hunks a hundred times before and I don’t even listen to this music outside of Eurovision. Cyprus will polish their staging and might make the final again, somewhere mid like Andrew or low like Tamta’s televote but I find it insipid.

Yuarith
Yuarith
1 month ago
Reply to  Ari

Definitely, feels like night and day!

Héctor
Héctor
1 month ago

Even worse than Cyprus previous attempts with female bops. “Liar” sounds so dated and uninspired. I’m not sure if it can even reach the final.

Ressay
Ressay
1 month ago
Reply to  Héctor

You should be kidding…that man cant even sing…all the work was did for the backing vocalist…he just have face and arms…

AMAAN STORM
AMAAN STORM
1 month ago

For months I’ve heard about how Cyprus were going to bring it, and she’s brought something that’s typically expected from Cyprus that is polished and formulaic of their past entries. Not offensive at all and I’m enjoying it, but it just lacks soul. Aside from the fantastic production, it all seems a bit expected. I read how people were saying she’s an amazing dancer and how her performance will elevate the song. That may be so, but Kaleen has just dropped her 90’s inspired dance-heavy banger, and from the leaked dance rehearsal footage of the routine she is bringing for… Read more »

Lawrence Gibb
Lawrence Gibb
1 month ago
Reply to  AMAAN STORM

Formulaic us exactly the word.

Stian F
Stian F
1 month ago

Giving me heavy early 2000s vibe..
It is like Destinys Child doing a Christina Aguilera “Fighter”-song… i have no idea who this song is going to appeal to in Eurovision though. Noone is going to relate to it…and it is not an obvious party bop either. It might struggle to qualify in my opinion..
.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
1 month ago
Reply to  Stian F

Sounds like the music I grew up with during that time period, even though my household was predominantly Classical Music

Gosh
Gosh
1 month ago

The songs from today just don’t shake my current top 10. I need some excitement.

Leendert Jan
Leendert Jan
1 month ago

It’s actually better than I expected: pretty strong girl bop with a nice thick beat in the verses, choreo in the video looks promising. Don’t know yet if it’s a definite qualifier since the semi is pretty stacked, but tbh I expected Cyprus to be a definite NQ and this has possibilities.

AlexC
AlexC
1 month ago

Not my cup of tea but this is going straight to the final. Apart from Croatia and Ukraine, there is no other sure qualifier from semi 1. Some of you ignore the fact that Cyprus failed only once to get through to the final since 2015 . Cyprus is stronger than you think. Surely not a winning song but entertaining nonetheless

Sun
Sun
1 month ago

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Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Sun

Shouldn’t this be under the Netherlands article?

Voilà monsieur
Voilà monsieur
1 month ago

One of the most generic songs I think I’ve ever heard. In a very strong first semi-final, I doubt Cyprus will qualify

Eurovisionnomore
Eurovisionnomore
1 month ago

Stay in semifinal with your liar please, you are the weakest link goodbye ?

Zander25
Zander25
1 month ago

maybe if this on Cypriot I won’t mind how generic the song is but its English and it made too obvious but its Cyprus best ESC genre and I won’t be surprise that this still will qualify to final.

Jessica Folcker
Jessica Folcker
1 month ago

I’m a bit underwhelmed. From the snippet I was expecting a banger of the year. The final product is not as cohesive as similar songs that came before, like Replay, for example.

Almost March and I’m still waiting for a song that will wow me/floor me/blow me away…

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
1 month ago

I think this is likely going to be our semifinal one opener. That or Lithuania, but we’ll see.

Liar really takes me back to the late 90s early 2000s Britney Spears sound when I was a kid.

Europotato
Europotato
1 month ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

I got this also. Very Britney which I love lol

Jo.
Jo.
1 month ago

I came home expecting 3 bangers after today’s releases.
disappointed to say the least

Jo.
Jo.
1 month ago

honestly the song is quite unmemorable, but we know that it is all about the staging and the dance routine, so she’ll probably do ok

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
1 month ago

Decent and fun but very predictable. I would have prefered Sillia to compose a new song.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
1 month ago

I know this song is formulaic, but I really enjoy listening to this variant for some reason. I think it’s because I want to sing the pre-chorus and the chorus, and probably because I have known a lot of liars in my life. So, it’s relatable.

Woof
Woof
1 month ago

Generic again

vetrina
vetrina
1 month ago

So far, there are ZERO songs I like!

Hot potato87
Hot potato87
1 month ago
Reply to  vetrina

Then I am really wondering what type of music you like. Like, seriously?

Ricooric
Ricooric
1 month ago

Another Fuego, Replay, El Diablo song from Cyprus how original…

Poul Riisen
Poul Riisen
1 month ago
Reply to  Ricooric

True!

Lina
Lina
1 month ago
Reply to  Ricooric

But you don’t have problem with Sweden who 30 years now send same type of songs and win with this songs ! ?

Jonny
Jonny
1 month ago
Reply to  Ricooric

Fuego was just another Secret combination.

Bejba
Bejba
1 month ago

All The Idyot I See Saying Cilia Is So Cheap And Bad Probaly LOVE Entrys Like Netherland , Finland , Croacia Who Are Cheap Nonsence And Earsbleed . I Think You Just Have Hatred For Women , Just Like You Did To Blanka .

Eurowision Fans Try Not To Be Sexist Challenge

Maiyoko
Maiyoko
1 month ago
Reply to  Bejba

No i don’t like any of them lol

Voice_Of_Reason
Voice_Of_Reason
1 month ago

The only problem with Cyprus is that it’s trying too hard. After falling to win in 2018 and let’s face it, they deserved to win, they have been trying to win like so hard. This is a good song. Silia is a good dancer and it’s definitely a grower. Better than Europapa for sure. But my advice to Cyprus is chill and you will get there. Just like Portugal did.

Stephanie
Stephanie
1 month ago

Not really original, is it?

Lina
Lina
1 month ago
Reply to  Stephanie

Last year winnjng song was original? ?

Jonny
Jonny
1 month ago
Reply to  Lina

Yeah, it was.

Jessica Folcker
Jessica Folcker
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonny

Yeah… Nah…

Stephanie
Stephanie
1 month ago
Reply to  Lina

Did I say that somewhere?

Nikki
Nikki
1 month ago

For me…it’s there. It’s not a masterpiece, it’s not nightmarish, it’s just…there. Very girlie teen pop, it will probably qualify on young vote but it’s going nowhere after that.

Jamie
Jamie
1 month ago

Can’t get more generic than this. Even the music video watches like a cheap telenovela lol

Poul Riisen
Poul Riisen
1 month ago
Reply to  Jamie

I agree, the video looks “cheap and generic”.

Maiyoko
Maiyoko
1 month ago
Reply to  Jamie

Yeah the MV concept look so 2012-13

Nils
Nils
1 month ago

Even by Cyprus’ standards, this ist generic af. And the lyrics make San Marino’s polar bear look like a masterpiece.

Zhenia
Zhenia
1 month ago

I don’t necessarily hate the song – it’s so formulaic, it’s hard to have any strong opinions about it – but isn’t Cyprus doing the same thing every year? I understand that all countries have a “shtick” : my homeland, Ukraine, sends something folk with modern edge every year since 2020 , but I wish more participants broke out of their bubbles. One idea only works three times in a row. Maybe, four. But if it’s a fifth round it just gets stale.

Lina
Lina
1 month ago
Reply to  Zhenia

Cyprus send folclor music song with Greek lyrics in 2022 and balad last year . So Cyprus send different songs. Sweden send same style of songs 30 years now….

Zhenia
Zhenia
1 month ago
Reply to  Lina

Oh, I’m not denying that they tried. But they went back on all their progress. As for Sweden… Completely agree. That’s not even a discussion.

Poul Riisen
Poul Riisen
1 month ago

That’s definitely an improvement from the many last years (ahem, since Foureira – exception last year, too) and it’s a good pop-dance song.

I am afraid it’s a bit generic and won’t stand out much unless she gives a vocal and choreo performance to remember.

There’s just one spot in the Top-10 or Top-5 for a dance bop. Will it be Cyprus? Not sure.

Good luck Cyprus!

Dane
Dane
1 month ago
Reply to  Poul Riisen

this is literally their worst song since Foureira

ANDREW BROWN
ANDREW BROWN
1 month ago

The Amy Barlow look from Coronation Street is marvelous

Leo M
Leo M
1 month ago

It’s a good pop song, radio-friendly and I’m sure they’ll stage it well. Qualifier!

Gaga
Gaga
1 month ago

It’s good. We all needed these type of songs. Happy we’ve finally got one. Yes

Apricot stone
Apricot stone
1 month ago

This will qualify for sure. If you’ve seen Silia’s tiktok videos, then you know she can really dance. And even sing well, I heard her singing Whitney Houston on YouTube. So I’m very much looking forward to her live performance in May.

Johnny
Johnny
1 month ago
Reply to  Apricot stone

One is singing Whitney on YouTube, and other is to perform on big stage where you have to PERFORM. Don’t put to much pressure on young girl

Efthymios
Efthymios
1 month ago

It’s the epitome of mediocrity but I still think it would have carried us out of the extremely weak semi-final 2 last year if we had send Melissa and not Victor Vernicos. *sad face*

Poul Riisen
Poul Riisen
1 month ago
Reply to  Efthymios

It’s a good pop-dance song but it’s generic. It’s the opposite of a good Eurovision entry, i.e. radio friendly but a bit generic for the competition.

Lina
Lina
1 month ago
Reply to  Poul Riisen

Sweden send generic songs 30 years now and nobody have problem !

Tarcy
Tarcy
1 month ago

It’s fun, it’s pop, it’ll have a dance break! But I fear the lyrics are a little hastily forced in the verses and that it won’t stand out in the first half of such a strong semi. Best of luck to Silia!

FuFu
FuFu
1 month ago

Tacky, dated and cheap, these female “YAS Qween bops” are so done already!

Apricot stone
Apricot stone
1 month ago
Reply to  FuFu

I’ll be curious to know what do you think of the “Europapa” then

FuFu
FuFu
1 month ago
Reply to  Apricot stone

Will say, once Joost is singing female “YAS Qween bop”.