CYPRUS – It was always clear that EVANGELIA had submitted three songs for Eurovision 2022 in the Greek national broadcaster through PANIK MUSIC. Now Cyprus press reveals (and it is confirmed by the signer) that the songs are also available to CyBC!
Greek-American singer Evangelia has thrown her hat in the ring to represent the island at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2022.
As temperatures begin to drop, the sounds of Mariah Carey or Despina Vandi (depending on where you are from) will begin to follow you around shopping malls, while Christmas campaigns prepare consumers for the upcoming holidays.
However, Cyprus may have more reason to celebrate. Ever since renowned Greek-American pop singer-songwriter Evangelia announced she submitted a few of her songs to the CyBC, with the hope of representing the island at the upcoming Eurovision song contest, the rumour mill has started to spin in earnest.
Eurovision chat rooms and forums are abuzz with discussion over Cyprus’ possible entry for the 66th edition of the popular contest, which will take place in Italy next May. The event, which introduced the world to the likes of ABBA, Celine Dion, and Eleni Foureira, whose fiery performance almost brought the trophy home in 2018, spreads a global message of unity, acceptance, and diversity.
“I share the same sentiment,” Evangelia told the Sunday Mail. “Cyprus is known for its cultural diversity, but there is one common denominator, and that is music.”
As an artist whose debut track has more than five million streams, Evangelia is very knowledgeable about music. Her creative process is deeply personal, driven by her passion to create emotional sounds. By combining traditional Greek sounds and modern pop melodies with sensual vocals, Evangelia’s music is set to make a splash at the upcoming Eurovision song contest, if the CyBC board selects her.
A powerful and confident artist, Evangelia (a name whose etymology refers to good news), fell in love with Cyprus when she first visited in 2012.
“The American Hellenic Institute Foundation organised a travel abroad programme to Cyprus, which was aimed at helping Greek and Cypriot American college students better understand the importance of US-Greece-Cyprus relations and foreign policy issues relevant to the Greek American community,” Evangelia said. “My father’s side of the family is from Paleochora, Crete, and I felt a sense of connection to Cyprus’ culture, its people, the art and cuisine. It was the beginning of a love affair that continues to this day.”
Drawing inspiration from a Greek summer, Evangelia’s debut single, Páme, Páme (Let’s Go) represents the Greek way of life. “Páme Páme is a true empowerment anthem, focusing on living life to the full and pursuing one’s dreams,” she explains. Filmed on location at her grandmother’s farm, and in her hometown surrounded by family and friends, a core value of Greek society, Evangelia’s music video became an instant hit.
With her second music video, based on the track, Fotiá, a number that incorporates Greek belly dancing and Zeibekiko Greek dancing, Evangelia gained further exposure and followers for her blend of English and Greek singing.
Her latest release, Diving, which she performs with British-Zimbabwean singer-songwriter Kelvin Jones is a chart-topping, bouzouki-filled number that sticks in the head.