Kyiv 2017

Hovig to sing ‘Gravity’ for Cyprus in Kyiv?

A few hours ago it became all but confirmed that Hovig will perform Gravity in Kyiv for Cyprus! While we have yet to receive official confirmation from Hovig or CyBC, Hovig has been posting various song title teasers on his social media pages. These teasers have gradually made the song title increasingly obvious. Firstly, we found out that the song was space-related. Then we received a video showing the “gravity model” for Earth. Finally, we have been given a “fill the gaps” game. When incorporating the rest of the clues, it becomes obvious that the Cypriot song will be titled Gravity!

Recording in Stockholm

This news comes as Hovig has been in Stockholm to record his Eurovision entry with Swedish producer Thomas G:son. CyBC have chosen to use the same formula as with last year to select their entry. Minus One and Hovig were both internally selected after being finalists on 2015’s Eurovision Song Project that was won by John Karayiannis. In addition, both Alter Ego and Gravity were composed and produced by Thomas G:son. Of course, amongst Eurovision fans G:son is most famous for co-writing Loreen’s Eurovision winning song and international smash hit Euphoria.

Just a few weeks to wait…

In Kyiv, Cyprus will be performing in the second half of the first-semi final following today’s semi-final allocation draw. In another similarility to last year, Minus One received exactly the same draw and went on to perform 11th in the first semi-final in Stockholm. As with last year, Hovig’s song is expected to be presented in the second half of February. Cyprus will be hoping that this will give them their third consecutive qualification since their comeback in 2015 following a one-year absence from the contest in 2014.

Are you excited to hear Gravity? Do you think Cyprus could have a winning combination with Hovig and G:son? Let us know in the comments section below and via our Facebook and Twitter pages @escXtra!

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Ryan Cobb

My first memory of watching the Eurovision Song Contest was back in 2001 and, over the years, my passion and enthusiasm for the contest has very much turned into an obsession. I adore music and I love geography, so this contest is a natural fit for me. If la la loving Eurovision was a crime, I'd certainly be a criminal!

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