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Wrap-up: Life sure looked better in spring for Cyprus

29 June 2010 at 11:15 CEST

Who are they?

It's amazing what you can do over the internet these days and no one knows this better than Cypriot song writers Nasos Lambrianides and Melis Konstantinou.

After penning a song called Life Looks Better In Spring they decided to enter it in the Cyprus selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2010. But they had a problem – they didn’t have anyone to produce it OR sing it.

So, like most people these days who are looking for something – they went online and hit the world-wide-web jackpot! Their surfing led them to Wales in the UK and to music producer Jon Gregory. Jon suggested that the song writers take a look at an online demo of musician Jon Lilygreen. They did, and they were blown away with his natural talent and invited him to sing for Cyprus. It was from there that Jon Lilygreen and the Islanders were born.

Jon Lilygreen is 22 years old and comes from Wales in the United Kingdom. He is a professional working musician who has been involved with many styles of old and contemporary music.

As well as singing, Jon composes his own songs and is a very talented guitar player. He is well known in his home town of Newport where he performs acoustic sets at local clubs.

What the fans thought?

"This is another top entry this year! It should do well. Good luck Cyprus!" a fan from the USA commented. "Nice song from Cyprus. Best wishes for a very good result." said another fan from Germany.

They finished 21st in the Final of the Eurovision Song Contest with 27 points and were the last ones to qualify from the second Semi-Final, held two nights before.

Check also out who they are by clicking on their Artist Profile.



How did it all start?

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But in Oslo…

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You can expect more wrap-up articles from us about the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest participants. Stay tuned!