Cyprus enlists award-winning composer Alex Papaconstantinou for 2018
Alex Papaconstantinou, Cypriot composer for Eurovision 2018
Photo by: CYBC
Posted 15 September 2017 at 12:00
The Cypriot entry for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest will be composed by Alex Papaconstantinou, also known as Alex P. He co-wrote Marc Anthony's Grammy Award-winning and Latin Billboard #1 song 'Vivir Mi Vida', the #1 Billboard Dance/Club song 'I Like How It Feels' by Enrique Iglesias and Jennifer Lopez's hit single 'Live It Up'.
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?
The act that will perform Alex's composition, and represent Cyprus at Eurovision 2018, will be chosen in a live television show which will take place in January. The national selection is open to all Cypriot citizens or people of Cypriot origin. Finalists will be selected following an internal audition process and the winner will be chosen through a combination of jury and public votes. The Cypriot song for 2018 will be revealed in the weeks after the national selection. For further information visit the official Eurovision page of CYBC on Facebook.
Cyprus has qualified for the last three consecutive Eurovision Song Contest Grand Finals. Hovig represented the country in 2017 with Gravity.