NICOSIA, CYPRUS – Cyprus kicked off its national selection with the auditions for the next round. In the first show 9 acts presented their act for 1 minute to the judges alongside a small couple from a Eurovision show. Despite the poor production, the outcome of the show was descent and actually fast!
The qualified songs were from average to dreadful. For the dreadful songs we certainly don’t blame the artists or the authors but those who accepted those songs as eligible for potential participation in Eurovision!
The four jury members decided the qualifiers upon majority votes. Jury was made by previous Eurovision participants: Alex Panayi (1995, 2000), Elena Patroklou (1991) and Despina Olympiou (2013) alongside with Tasos Tryfonos (involved in many Eurovision projects, TV host, radio producer).
FIRST SHOW PARTICIPANTS
Eva Diva – Come and Fight for Freedom qualified
Nicolas Levendis – Chlomi Selini
Emily Haralambous – Right In qualified
Nicolas Mavromichalis – Ena Kafe Mazi
Hristodoula Tsaggara – Kori tis Mesogeiou
Ifigeneia Loukaedou feat. Lyrical Eye – Remember my Eye
Haralambos “Luna” Iosif – I Wanna Dance (I Say Tempo) qualified
Elena Kousi – Just Another Girl
Maria Evangelou – Still qualified