Graham Norton – the BBC comedian and Eurovision commentator has mistakenly this week announced that Cyprus have withdrawn from Eurovision due to their current Banking Crisis.
Live on BBC radio he said that “Cyprus had pulled out already hadn’t they? They suddenly announced the banks were all collapsing. The fact they pulled out of Eurovision months ago suggested they knew trouble was afoot.” It seems that Graham will need to brush up on his Eurovision facts over the next few weeks before the contest begins. I hope he knows that Bonnie Tyler is representing the United Kingdom in Malmo!
Cyprus will indeed be at Eurovision this year and will be represented by Despina Olympiou with the song “An Me Thimáse”
Author/Co-Website Founder and Editor in Chief Garrett Mulhall
(Photograph courtesy of The Guardian. Source BBC Radio and The Daily Star and Eurovision Ireland)