The Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation, RIK, has announced the rock band Minus One to perform in the name of Cyprus.
This year the Cypriot broadcaster has chosen to representative for their country in the internal selection way, and the announcement says us the artist(s) is Minus One!
The rock band Minus One have been taking stages in Cyprus or abroad for 16 years. After this internal decision, they will be adding some memories in their diaries, in Stockhom/ May.
Actually this band have already wanted to represent Cyprus. They applied the national final to perform in Vienna with song Shine, also they reached the final selection phase of the national selection. But John Karayiannis won the national final and represented Cyprus in Austria.
Also the rock band will work together for their entry with popular&successful Swedish composer Thomas G:son and it will be presented when it’s ready. It’s estimated the song will be in English.
As you now, the Swedish musician Thomas G:son contributes many Eurovision entries such as Euphoria, Amanecer, Warrior (2015 Georgia), Quédate conmigo. So Cypriot fans are looking forward to listen for their next year entry.
We prepared the report for Cyprus, and think about the effect of the selection process to determine its artists on their Eurovision achievement…
2005 – Constantinos Christoforou (Internal Selection)
18nd in the Grand Final with 46 points
2006 – Annet Artani (National Final)
15th in the Semi Final with 57 points
2007 – Evridiki (Internal Selection)
15th in the Semi Final with 65 points
2008 – Evdokia Kadi (National Final)
15th in the Semi-Final (2) with 36 points
2009 – Christina Metaxa (National Final)
14th in the Semi-Final (2) with 32 points
2010 – Jon Lilygreen & The Islanders (National Final)
10th in the Semi-Final (2) with 67 points
21st in the Final with 27 points
2011 – Christos Mylordos (National Final)
18th in the Semi-Final (2) with 16 points
2012 – Ivi Adamou (Internal Selection)
7th in the Semi-Final (1) with 91 points
16th in the Grand Final with 65 points
2013 – Despina Olympiou (Internal Selection)
15th in the Semi-Final (1) with 11 points
2014 – X
2015 – John Karayiannis (National Final)
6th in the Second Semi-Final with 87 points
22nd in the Grand Final with 11 points