We’ve got national selections left, right and centre, but it’s the Cypriot artist announcement that’s got us excited this week. Labelled as one of Greece’s hottest pop stars, Cyprus has crossed the border this year to select Eleni Foureira for this year’s Eurovision.
Cypriot Broadcaster CyBC has confirmed that it will be Eleni who will take to the Eurovision stage with the song Fuego, which will be released in the coming weeks. It’s clear that Cyprus have been planning their entry for a while now, as they’ve already secured internationally acclaimed artistic director Sacha Jean-Baptiste, who has staged numerous entries at Eurovision over the years.
The song, Fuego, was composed by Alex Papaconstantinou, who has written a plethora of worldwide hits such as Vivir Mi Vida performed by Marc Anthony, I Like How It Feels performed by Enrique Iglesias and Jennifer Lopez’s hit Live It Up.
More about Eleni Foureira:
Eleni Foureira started her solo career back in 2010, when she released her first album. Her track Chica Bomb which was a collaboration between her and Dan Balan became a massive summer hit, and din 2014 she appeared alongside J Balvin at the Mad Video Music Awards.
The pop artist has received various awards over the years, and has released four studio albums, with the latest release in 2017 titled Vasilissa. Her latest music is in both English and Greek, and last year her song Send For Me proved to be one of her most popular.
Eleni has made various attempts to represent Greece at Eurovision, with the first being back in 2010, where she took part in the national final, finishing in 2nd place. She once again hoped to compete for Greece in 2016, and then in 2017 however was rejected by the Greek broadcaster ERT.
What is Greece’s loss is a gain for the Cypriot Eurovision team, as her international success is bound to work to Cyprus’ advantage!
For now, listen to some of Eleni’s most popular tunes down below (including a Greek language cover of a previous Eurovision song – see if you can pick it out!)