Cypriot broadcaster ΡΙΚ/CyBC has revealed that Greek singer Eleni Foureira will carry their hopes at the Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon in May with the song ‘Fuego’.
Instead of a national final, Cyprus has opted for the internal selection route. We already knew that the song would be written by Alexander Papaconstantinou, Alex P to his friends (thankfully). He’s of mixes Swedish and Greek extraction, so CyBC is hoping that some of the Scandinavian luck will rub off on them.
Eleni Foureira was born in 1987 and has had a string of hits since she burst onto the music scene in 2007. She’s tried for Eurovision stardom before. In 2010, she joined with Manos Pyrovolakis and the song ‘Kivotos tou Noe’. It came second to George Alkaios and his chums.
Here is that song:
We expect to hear Eleni’s song in the near future.
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Eleni will perform in the second half of the first semi-final of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest on Tuesday 8 May.
What sort of song do you expect ‘Fuego’ to be? Would you like to see Cyprus win? Is Eleni the right performer? Tell us what you think.
Author: John Stanton
Source: Eurovision Ireland, CyBC