2000 and Whatever – Cyprus

We may not get to see our 2020 favourites take to the stage, but that doesn’t mean we can’t reminisce on our Eurovision favourites. This series is aimed to discover the team’s favourite entries from the 21st century, from 2001 to 2019.

In collaboration with ESCDaily, we will be reviewing some of their 21st Century favourites, while over on their site, you will find their reviews of our favourites!

Below our reviews, you will find a poll where you can vote for your favourite Eurovision entry from the 21st Century.


Anita Reviews Dennis’ 21st Century Favourite

Lisa Andreas – Stronger Every Minute | 5th place, 170 points (Final)

This is a song that I’ve heard a couple of times, but not more than that. Without a refresher viewing of the performance, I wouldn’t know how this song goes. However, listening to it again now, I can see why Dennis appreciates this song. Considering the quality of music in the early to mid-2000’s at Eurovision, I think Cyprus stands out in that Stronger Every Minute is a classic ballad which doesn’t rely on cheap gimmicks.

Lisa’s voice is great throughout the performance, and it needed to be, especially during those first few lines of the song where there was little to no instrumentation in the background. The simple stage show worked well for the performance, and there were some really good camera angles used. Overall, this is a nice entry, and I can appreciate why it would be a favourite but it’s just not my favourite.

Joshua Reviews Brandon’s 21st Century Favourite

Annet Artani – Why Angels Cry | 15th place, 57 points (Semi-Final)

I think that this song was a little hard done by. It has a really nice melody carrying the song, which keeps your attention for the whole three minutes. Artani delivers a very strong vocal performance as well, and holds her own on stage. However, I feel as if the staging could have been more creative, to drive home the message of the song. Personally, not my favourite Cypriot entry, but still an enjoyable one.

What does the ESCDaily team think of our 21st Century favourites? Make sure to head over to escdaily.com to find out!

Vote for your favourite entry from Cyprus below