It has just been announced that Cyprus this year will represented by the singer Despina Olympiou who will perform a song in the Greek language with music by Andreas Giorgallis and lyrics by Zenon Zindilis. Both are Cypriot citizens.
In a change, broadcaster CyBC have decided to go for an internal selection this year. The song title has not yet been revealed to us.
Despina Olympiou has had a very successful career spanning from 1992 and still going strong in 2013. Last year she cooperated with Stereo Mike on the single Den s' afino apo ta matia mou, which was a huge success in Greece and Cyprus.
Stereo Mike represented Greece at the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest in Düsseldorf with the song Watch My Dance, performed together with Loucas Yiorkas. This song won the first Semi-Final and came 7th in the Grand Final.
Now Despina is taking the next step in her career by representing Cyprus in Malmö, where she will perform in the second half of the first Semi-Final on the 14th of May.
Stay tuned to Eurovision.tv for more news about the Cypriot entry as we get it!