Despina Olympiou represented Cyprus at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2013
Despina Olympiou represented Cyprus at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2013 Photo: EBU

Cyprus to make Eurovision comeback in 2015

After being absent from the competition for a year, the Cypriot broadcaster CyBC is planning a spectacular national selection to choose its entry for Austria next year. 

The format for the selection will include televised auditions, live Semi-Finals, a "Second Chance" live show and of course a Grand Final, where the winner will be chosen. 

CyBC have stipulated that the performers should be Cypriots or of Cypriot origin whereas the composers and lyricists can be citizens of other countries so long as a Cypriot is involved creatively. 

Simultaneously, CyBC have also started the search for entries to take part in the national selection, with a deadline set for the 5th of September. 

You can find all the necessary information on CyBC's website. You can also email them for any extra information. 

Why not take a look at this short trailer advertising next year's selection:

Cyprus last participated at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2013 in Malmö where Despina Olympiou failed to qualify to the Grand Final with her song An Me Thimase

The 2015 Eurovision Song Contest is currently preliminarily scheduled to take place on the 12th, 14th and 16th of May in either Vienna, Innsbruck or Graz



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