Multiple award-winning producer, musician and songwriter, Alexander “Alex P” Papaconstantinou has become one of the most sought after songwriters and producers in the recording industry and today Cypriot broadcaster CYBC has announced that he will compose the country's Eurovision entry in 2018.
The half-Greek half-Swedish producer is based in Stockholm. Alongside writing and producing for international artists, he also manages his own label and publishing company. He is a member of the collective music project VAX that are currently climbing the charts in Europe and USA. In addition to this, he has also written hit songs for Jennifer Lopez, Enrique Iglesias, Nicki Minaj and Marc Anthony (see video below).
Building on preview Eurovision success
Alex is no stranger to the Eurovision Song Contest. He wrote and produced Always (Azerbaijan 2009), Yassou Maria (Greece 2007) and La La Love (Cyprus 2012). He has also worked with prominent and best-selling international recording artists, including Mexican pop star Paulina Rubio, Greek pop stars such as Anna Vissi, Elena Paparizou, platinum-certified Australian artist DJ Havana Brown.
Who will represent Cyprus in 2018?
Cyprus has qualified for the last three consecutive Eurovision Song Contest Grand Finals. Hovig represented the country in 2017 with Gravity.