Category Archives: Cyprus

377 Mono I Agapi – Anna Vissi (Cyprus, 1982)

The Cyprus-born, Greece-raised sisters Anna and Lia Vissi have between them performed on five Eurovision entries. Anna Vissi – or Vishy as she was billed for Mono I Agapi – competed in 1980 for Greece, in 1982 for Cyprus, and again … Continue reading

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406 To Katalava Arga – Lia Vissi (Cyprus, 1985)

With eight entries between No. 483 and No. 406, Cyprus have more songs in the bottom quintile of our Top 500 than any nation. Although born in Cyprus, Evangelia Vissi moved to Athens aged 17 and six years later experienced her first taste of Eurovision as a … Continue reading

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410 An Me Thimase – Despina Olympiou (Cyprus, 2013)

Despina Olympiou was born and raised in Limassol, Cyprus, moved to London to study piano at the Trinity College of Music, then settled in Athens where she achieved a degree of commercial success as a singer. At Eurovision 2013 Greece … Continue reading

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416 Stronger Every Minute – Lisa Andreas (Cyprus, 2004)

So we come to the sixth of 13 entries inside the Top 500 for Cyprus. An admirable total – it’s the same number as Denmark and Finland and, surprisingly, two more than Cyprus’ chums Greece, but most Cypriot entries are in … Continue reading

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434 I Agapi Akoma Zi – Stavros and Constantina (Cyprus, 1983)

Here we are at No. 434 and already we’re on our fifth entry from Cyprus, at this point the little Mediterranean island has more entries in the Top 500 than any other nation. 1983 was only the third time Cyprus had competed … Continue reading

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438 Comme Ci, Comme Ça – Evridiki (Cyprus, 2007)

When the rule that stipulated a country had to sing in one of its national languages was relaxed in 1999 English became (if you’ll pardon the pun) Eurovision’s lingua franca. That first year 14 of the 23 songs – 60% – were performed in … Continue reading

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446 Íme Ánthropos Ki Égo – Evridiki (Cyprus, 1994)

A couple of posts ago we introduced Chiara, the first member of that exclusive club of acts with three songs in the Top 500 (see No. 448). Now we can reveal the second member and it’s another female vocalist from an … Continue reading

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