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.
Eleni Foureira – Fuego
In 2018, Cyprus selected Eleni Foureira and her song “Fuego” to sent in Lisbon. The song is entirely in English with one word in Spanish – Fuego.
It was composed by Alex P, Geraldo Sandell, Viktor Svensson, Anderz Wrethov and Didrick. At the final, the entry placed 2nd with 436 points.
Eleni Foureira is an established artist in both Greece and Cyprus. In 2018 she represented Cyprus with the song “Fuego” and placed second behind Israel. That makes her entry the best for the Mediterranean country. After competing to the 2018 edition of the contest she gained global attention.
Cyprus in the Eurovision 🇨🇾
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.