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

As of 2019, Cyprus holds the record for the most times participating in the Eurovision Song Contest without winning. The best placing for the country came in 2018 when Eleni Foureira finished in second place. Before that, fifth place was the best Cyprus had achieved in 1982, 1997 and 2004.

In 2008 Cyprus hosted the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Lemesos.

Participation history

Event Contestant Song Place
Turin 2022
Ela
Semi-Final
12th - 63 points
Rotterdam 2021
El Diablo
Semi-Final
6th - 170 points
Grand Final
16th - 94 points
Rotterdam 2020
Running
Tel Aviv 2019
Replay
Semi-Final
9th - 149 points
Grand Final
13th - 109 points
Lisbon 2018
Fuego
Semi-Final
2nd - 262 points
Grand Final
2nd - 436 points
Kyiv 2017
Gravity
Semi-Final
5th - 164 points
Grand Final
21st - 68 points
Stockholm 2016
Alter Ego
Semi-Final
8th - 164 points
Grand Final
21st - 96 points
Vienna 2015
One Thing I Should Have Done
Semi-Final
6th - 87 points
Grand Final
22nd - 11 points
Malmö 2013
An Me Thimasai
Semi-Final
15th - 11 points
Baku 2012
La La Love
Semi-Final
7th - 91 points
Grand Final
16th - 65 points
Düsseldorf 2011
San Aggelos S’Agapisa
Semi-Final
18th - 16 points
Oslo 2010
Life Looks Better In Spring
Semi-Final
10th - 67 points
Grand Final
21st - 27 points
Moscow 2009
Firefly
Semi-Final
14th - 32 points
Belgrade 2008
Femme Fatale
Semi-Final
15th - 36 points
Helsinki 2007
Comme Ci, Comme ça
Semi-Final
15th - 65 points
Athens 2006
Why Angels Cry
Semi-Final
15th - 57 points
Kyiv 2005
Ela Ela
Grand Final
18th - 46 points
Istanbul 2004
Stronger Every Minute
Semi-Final
5th - 149 points
Grand Final
5th - 170 points
Riga 2003
Feeling Alive
Grand Final
20th - 15 points
Tallinn 2002
One
Gimme
Grand Final
6th - 85 points
Stockholm 2000
Nomiza
Grand Final
21st - 8 points
Jerusalem 1999
Tha'nai Erotas
Grand Final
22nd - 2 points
Birmingham 1998
Genesis
Grand Final
11th - 37 points
Dublin 1997
Mana Mou
Grand Final
5th - 98 points
Oslo 1996
Móno Gia Más
Grand Final
9th - 72 points
Dublin 1995
Sti Fotia
Grand Final
9th - 79 points
Dublin 1994
Ime Anthropos Ke Ego
Grand Final
11th - 51 points
Millstreet 1993
Mi Stamatas
Grand Final
19th - 17 points
Malmö 1992
Teriazoume
Grand Final
11th - 57 points
Rome 1991
S.o.s.
Grand Final
9th - 60 points
Zagreb 1990
Milas Poli
Grand Final
14th - 36 points
Lausanne 1989
Apopse As Vrethoume
Grand Final
11th - 51 points
Brussels 1987
Aspro Mavro
Grand Final
7th - 80 points
Bergen 1986
Tora Zo
Grand Final
20th - 4 points
Gothenburg 1985
To Katalava Arga
Grand Final
16th - 15 points
Luxembourg 1984
Anna Mari-elena
Grand Final
15th - 31 points
Munich 1983
I Agapi Akoma Zi
Grand Final
16th - 26 points
Harrogate 1982
Mono I Agapi
Grand Final
5th - 85 points
Dublin 1981
Monika
Grand Final
6th - 69 points