Country Of The Month: Cyprus Part-2!

Introduction

Country of the month is back. We decided to continue our series of articles “Country Of The Month” with Cyprus. In a period of four weeks, we are going to remind you of the best Cypriot entries. Note: we selected the entries not by their place in their final, but by their impact on the fans.

Lisa Andreas – Stronger Every Minute

In 2004, Cyprus selected Lisa Andreas and her song “Stronger Every Minute” to sent in Istanbul. The song is entirely in English.

It was composed by Mike Connaris, also the composer of the 2015 Cypriot entry. At the final, the entry placed 5th with 170 points.

Lisa Andreas was born on December 22, 1987 in Kent, United Kingdom to a British father and a Greek-Cypriot mother. At the age of sixteen she represented Cyprus at the Eurovision Song Contest and gave the country one of its higher placings. She has performed in concerts and events like the Stockholm Pride of 2004. She has also competed in the British version of the X-Factor (Series 4).


Cyprus in the Eurovision
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Cyprus debuted in the contest in 1981. Since then, it has participated 36 times, missing the contest in 1988, 2001 and 2014. In 1988, the country chose an entry but later the broadcaster withdrew it, after finding out that the song violated the national final’s rules. In 2001, the country didn’t participate due to its poor results to the contest. Under those year’s rules, the countries with the worst results were unable to compete the next year. In 2014, the country faced financial difficulties and the broadcaster decided to not take part.

Cyprus has placed in the Top-10 just ten times – considering its almost 40 participations. Also, it hasn’t qualified to the final on six times. The best entry of the country was in 2018 when it got 436 points and placed 2nd in the final. In contrast, Cyprus’ worst result in a final was 1988’s 20th place – last.

What do you think about the song? Do you like it? Do you think is it one of the most memorable entries from Cyprus? Let us know in the comment box below.

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