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Cyprus entered the Eurovision Song Contest for the first time in 1981 and has participated 34 times since. By legend the island is the birthplace of the ancient Greek goddess of love, Aphrodite.

As of 2017, Cyprus holds the record for the most times participating in the Eurovision Song Contest without winning. Cyprus has qualified for the last three consecutive Eurovision Song Contest Grand Finals. The best placing for the country, fifth, was achieved in 1982, 1997 and 2004.
In 2008 Cyprus hosted the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Lemesos.

The basics

Full country name
Republic of Cyprus
Capital
Nicosia

Facts

First participation
1981 (Island)
Victories
None
Hosts
None
Event
Represented by
Song
Points
Rank
Dublin 1981IslandMonika696
Harrogate 1982Anna VishyMono I Agapi855
Munich 1983Stavros and ConstantinaI Agapi Akoma Zi2616
Luxembourg 1984Andy PaulAnna Mari-elena3115
Gothenburg 1985Lia VishyTo Katalava Arga1516
Bergen 1986ElpidaTora Zo420
Brussels 1987AlexiaAspro Mavro807
Lausanne 1989Fanny Polymeri and Yiannis SavvidakisApopse As Vrethoume5111
Zagreb 1990Haris AnastasiouMilas Poli3614
Rome 1991Elena PatroclouS.o.s.609
Malmö 1992EvridikiTeriazoume5711
Millstreet 1993Kyriakos Zymboulakis and Demos Van BekeMi Stamatas1719
Dublin 1994EvridikiIme Anthropos Ke Ego5111
Dublin 1995Alexandros PanayiSti Fotia799
Oslo 1996ConstantinosMóno Gia Más729
Dublin 1997Chara and Andreas KonstantinouMana Mou985
Birmingham 1998Michael HajiyanniGenesis3711
Jerusalem 1999Marlain AngelidouTha'nai Erotas222
Stockholm 2000VoiceNomiza821
Tallinn 2002OneGimme856
Riga 2003Stelios ConstantasFeeling Alive1520
Istanbul 2004Lisa AndreasStronger Every Minute
Grand Final1705
Semi-Final1495
Kyiv 2005Constantinos ChristoforouEla Ela
Grand Final4618
Athens 2006Annet ArtaniWhy Angels Cry
Semi-Final5715
Helsinki 2007EvridikiComme Ci, Comme ça
Semi-Final6515
Belgrade 2008Evdokia KadiFemme Fatale
Second Semi-Final3615
Moscow 2009Christina MetaxaFirefly
Second Semi-Final3214
Oslo 2010Jon Lilygreen & The IslandersLife Looks Better In Spring
Grand Final2721
Second Semi-Final6710
Düsseldorf 2011Christos MylordosSan Aggelos S’Agapisa
Second Semi-Final1618
Baku 2012Ivi AdamouLa La Love
First Semi-Final917
Grand Final6516
Malmö 2013Despina OlympiouAn Me Thimasai
First Semi-Final1115
Vienna 2015John KarayiannisOne Thing I Should Have Done
Second Semi-Final876
Grand Final1122
Stockholm 2016Minus OneAlter Ego
Grand Final9621
First Semi-Final1648
Kyiv 2017HovigGravity
First Semi-Final1645
Grand Final6821
Lisbon 2018Eleni FoureiraFuego
First Semi-Final2622
Grand Final4362

Cyprus entered the Eurovision Song Contest for the first time in 1981 and has participated 34 times since. By legend the island is the birthplace of the ancient Greek goddess of love, Aphrodite.

As of 2017, Cyprus holds the record for the most times participating in the Eurovision Song Contest without winning. Cyprus has qualified for the last three consecutive Eurovision Song Contest Grand Finals. The best placing for the country, fifth, was achieved in 1982, 1997 and 2004.
In 2008 Cyprus hosted the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Lemesos.

The basics

Full country name
Republic of Cyprus
Capital
Nicosia

Facts

First participation
1981 (Island)
Victories
None
Hosts
None
Event
Represented by
Song
Points
Rank
Dublin 1981IslandMonika696
Harrogate 1982Anna VishyMono I Agapi855
Munich 1983Stavros and ConstantinaI Agapi Akoma Zi2616
Luxembourg 1984Andy PaulAnna Mari-elena3115
Gothenburg 1985Lia VishyTo Katalava Arga1516
Bergen 1986ElpidaTora Zo420
Brussels 1987AlexiaAspro Mavro807
Lausanne 1989Fanny Polymeri and Yiannis SavvidakisApopse As Vrethoume5111
Zagreb 1990Haris AnastasiouMilas Poli3614
Rome 1991Elena PatroclouS.o.s.609
Malmö 1992EvridikiTeriazoume5711
Millstreet 1993Kyriakos Zymboulakis and Demos Van BekeMi Stamatas1719
Dublin 1994EvridikiIme Anthropos Ke Ego5111
Dublin 1995Alexandros PanayiSti Fotia799
Oslo 1996ConstantinosMóno Gia Más729
Dublin 1997Chara and Andreas KonstantinouMana Mou985
Birmingham 1998Michael HajiyanniGenesis3711
Jerusalem 1999Marlain AngelidouTha'nai Erotas222
Stockholm 2000VoiceNomiza821
Tallinn 2002OneGimme856
Riga 2003Stelios ConstantasFeeling Alive1520
Istanbul 2004Lisa AndreasStronger Every Minute
Grand Final1705
Semi-Final1495
Kyiv 2005Constantinos ChristoforouEla Ela
Grand Final4618
Athens 2006Annet ArtaniWhy Angels Cry
Semi-Final5715
Helsinki 2007EvridikiComme Ci, Comme ça
Semi-Final6515
Belgrade 2008Evdokia KadiFemme Fatale
Second Semi-Final3615
Moscow 2009Christina MetaxaFirefly
Second Semi-Final3214
Oslo 2010Jon Lilygreen & The IslandersLife Looks Better In Spring
Grand Final2721
Second Semi-Final6710
Düsseldorf 2011Christos MylordosSan Aggelos S’Agapisa
Second Semi-Final1618
Baku 2012Ivi AdamouLa La Love
First Semi-Final917
Grand Final6516
Malmö 2013Despina OlympiouAn Me Thimasai
First Semi-Final1115
Vienna 2015John KarayiannisOne Thing I Should Have Done
Second Semi-Final876
Grand Final1122
Stockholm 2016Minus OneAlter Ego
Grand Final9621
First Semi-Final1648
Kyiv 2017HovigGravity
First Semi-Final1645
Grand Final6821
Lisbon 2018Eleni FoureiraFuego
First Semi-Final2622
Grand Final4362

The basics

Full country name
Republic of Cyprus
Capital
Nicosia

Facts

First participation
1981 (Island)
Victories
None
Hosts
None

Cyprus entered the Eurovision Song Contest for the first time in 1981 and has participated 34 times since. By legend the island is the birthplace of the ancient Greek goddess of love, Aphrodite.

As of 2017, Cyprus holds the record for the most times participating in the Eurovision Song Contest without winning. Cyprus has qualified for the last three consecutive Eurovision Song Contest Grand Finals. The best placing for the country, fifth, was achieved in 1982, 1997 and 2004.
In 2008 Cyprus hosted the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Lemesos.
Event
Represented by
Song
Points
Rank
Dublin 1981IslandMonika696
Harrogate 1982Anna VishyMono I Agapi855
Munich 1983Stavros and ConstantinaI Agapi Akoma Zi2616
Luxembourg 1984Andy PaulAnna Mari-elena3115
Gothenburg 1985Lia VishyTo Katalava Arga1516
Bergen 1986ElpidaTora Zo420
Brussels 1987AlexiaAspro Mavro807
Lausanne 1989Fanny Polymeri and Yiannis SavvidakisApopse As Vrethoume5111
Zagreb 1990Haris AnastasiouMilas Poli3614
Rome 1991Elena PatroclouS.o.s.609
Malmö 1992EvridikiTeriazoume5711
Millstreet 1993Kyriakos Zymboulakis and Demos Van BekeMi Stamatas1719
Dublin 1994EvridikiIme Anthropos Ke Ego5111
Dublin 1995Alexandros PanayiSti Fotia799
Oslo 1996ConstantinosMóno Gia Más729
Dublin 1997Chara and Andreas KonstantinouMana Mou985
Birmingham 1998Michael HajiyanniGenesis3711
Jerusalem 1999Marlain AngelidouTha'nai Erotas222
Stockholm 2000VoiceNomiza821
Tallinn 2002OneGimme856
Riga 2003Stelios ConstantasFeeling Alive1520
Istanbul 2004Lisa AndreasStronger Every Minute
Grand Final1705
Semi-Final1495
Kyiv 2005Constantinos ChristoforouEla Ela
Grand Final4618
Athens 2006Annet ArtaniWhy Angels Cry
Semi-Final5715
Helsinki 2007EvridikiComme Ci, Comme ça
Semi-Final6515
Belgrade 2008Evdokia KadiFemme Fatale
Second Semi-Final3615
Moscow 2009Christina MetaxaFirefly
Second Semi-Final3214
Oslo 2010Jon Lilygreen & The IslandersLife Looks Better In Spring
Grand Final2721
Second Semi-Final6710
Düsseldorf 2011Christos MylordosSan Aggelos S’Agapisa
Second Semi-Final1618
Baku 2012Ivi AdamouLa La Love
First Semi-Final917
Grand Final6516
Malmö 2013Despina OlympiouAn Me Thimasai
First Semi-Final1115
Vienna 2015John KarayiannisOne Thing I Should Have Done
Second Semi-Final876
Grand Final1122
Stockholm 2016Minus OneAlter Ego
Grand Final9621
First Semi-Final1648
Kyiv 2017HovigGravity
First Semi-Final1645
Grand Final6821
Lisbon 2018Eleni FoureiraFuego
First Semi-Final2622
Grand Final4362