After their decision to participate in the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm the Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation announced that to fly their flag in Sweden they chose the popular band Minus One.
Minus One is among the most beloved rock bands of Cyprus. For six years they've been making gigs with success in Cyprus and abroad. This year they reached the final selection phase of the national selection for the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest with the song Shine.
The song they will perform in Stockholm, which will be presented to the public at a time to be announced, will be a collaboration of the band Minus One with the successful Swedish composer Thomas G:son.
Thomas G:son, a popular composer from Sweden has already represented many countries in the Eurovision Song Contest culminating in the victory of Sweden with the song Euphoria which Loreen performed in 2012.
ABOUT MINUS ONE
Minus One is a five piece band that plays everything, from pop and rock classics, to today's hits. The band does not just play covers but re-arranges and refreshes the songs bringing them closer to the bands own sound.
The band's strongest asset is their performances and choice of songs. Once they get up on stage its obvious they are up there to have fun and enjoy what they do, taking the people off stage along for the ride. The energy and great chemistry among the band's members is phenomenal, also passed on to the crowd off stage and what makes this band stand out.
Τhey keep their playlist fresh, making the performances always interesting and explosive, and endlessly try new things always searching for the next step forward trying to be ahead of the pack and deliver better each time. Their performances are not to be missed since nothing compares to catching them live.
In 2015 Europe got to know them a bit when they entered the national selection of Cyprus for the Eurovision Song Contest and, although the jury gave them the first place, they didn't make it to Vienna, but this year CyBC chose them internally.
MINUS ONE are: Francois Micheletto - Vocals, Constantinos Amerikanos - Guitars and vocals, Harrys Pari - Guitars and vocals, Antonis Loizides - Bass, Chris Ioannides - Drums.