CyBC reported that only Cypriots, persons of Cypriot origin living abroad or other Europeans living permanently in Cyprus for at least the last two years can send in their songs. The deadline for that is 28th of November.
An audition for all entries will take place on the 13th of December where 7 members of a jury will evaluate the entries. Ten songs will go to the national final which will take place in the end of January.
The representative of Cyprus for the 2009 contest in Moscow will be chosen via a televote.
Cyprus did not make it to the Final of this year's Eurovision Song Contest with Evdokia Kadi's Femme Fatale. The singer achieved the 15th place in the second Semi-Final.