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Hovig will represent Cyprus in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest with the song Gravity. 

Hovig Demirjian is a singer songwriter of Armenian origin, born in Cyprus in 1989. At the age of 16, Hovig started performing in various clubs, getting noticed in the artistic community in Cyprus. After dropping out of Marketing Studies, Hovig enrolled in a jazz music course at the European University of Nicosia.

In 2009 Hovig participated in The X Factor Greece. In 2010 and 2015 Hovig tried to represent his country in the Eurovision Song Contest by competing in the national selection, reaching the final on both occasions. This year, broadcaster CyBC internally selected Hovig for the 2017 competition with the song Gravity.

Things you should know about Hovig

What are the most interesting aspects about your entry?

First of all, the song. I think Gravity is as modern and catchy as it gets. Fresh and quiet and direct to the point. Secondly, what we are preparing for our staging and thirdly the fact that anyone can relate to our song no matter who they are and where they come from.

What are the three most impressive facts about you?

My positivity as a person, the fact that I can still dream and see the bright side of everything, and how passionate I am with any project that I work on.

Do you have a (lucky) routine before you go on stage?

I warm up a lot and I try to get in a focused mindset to perform to the best of my ability.

Why is the Eurovision Song Contest important for you?

Eurovision is so important because it brings all these different countries, cultures and talents together leaving aside politics and turning our nights into big, colourful parties!

About the song writer & composer

Thomas G:son, 49, has been a full-time songwriter since 1998 and has written songs for artists such as the Jonas Brothers, Arash, Loreen, Pastora Soler, Edurne, Carola, Charlotte Perrelli, Nikki Ponte, Chanée & n'evergreen, Minus One, D'Nash and many more.

He has written more than 80 songs in different national selections for the Eurovision Song Contest including 47 in Sweden alone. To date he has had 13 songs in the Eurovision Song Contest, five of which placed in the top ten, including Loreen's massive winning hit Euphoria in 2012.

Lyrics of Gravity

No matter where you’re going No matter where you’ll be Wherever the wind is blowing Let me be your gravity I can be your hero I can be your fantasy, oh I can be the cure, oh Let me be your remedy Right beside you I’ll never leave you Let me be your heart and your company I’ll let you be the one who can lean on me I’ll catch you when you fall, when you’re fallin’ free Let me be, be your gravity Let me be your wings when you’re flying high I’m gonna raise you up ’til you touch the sky I’ll catch you when you fall, when you’re fallin’ free Let me be, be your gravity Attached inseparably, like gravity As high as the highest mountain As low as the deepest sea or Wherever you settle down Just let me be you gravity Attached inseparably It’s all we’ll ever be You - me - gravity
Où que vous vas Où que vous soies Partout où le vent souffle Laisse-moi être ta gravité Je peux être ton héros Je peux être ta fantaisie, oh Je peux être le cure, oh Laisse-moi être ton remède Juste à côté de toi Je ne te quitterai jamais Laisse-moi être ton cœur et ta compagnie Je vais te laisser être celui qui peut s'appuyer sur moi Je t'attraperai quand tu tomberas, quand tu descends en chute libre Laissez-moi être, ton gravité Laisse-moi devenir tes ailes quand tu voles haut Je vais t’élever jusqu'à ce que tu touches le ciel Je t'attraperai quand tu tomberas, quand tu descends en chute libre Laisse-moi être ta gravité On sera ensemble, comme la gravité Aussi haut que la plus haute montagne Aussi bas que la mer la plus profonde Où que tu seras Laisse-moi être ta gravité On sera ensemble C'est tout ce que nous serons Toi - moi - la gravité