For the past couple of days, the Eurovision rumour mill has been in overdrive! Reports claimed that 2005 Eurovision winner Helena Paparizou had been approached by CyBC to represent Cyprus in the forthcoming Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon. Following rumoured final talks today, Media Magazine Greece is now reporting that Helena and her team have agreed to represent Cyprus in May!
Final talks in Athens today
Earlier today, it was believed that the Cypriot Head of Broadcaster and Eurovision Head of Delegation had travelled to Athens to meet with Helena and her record label Minos EMI. Indeed, the talks are believed to have taken place at Greek broadcaster ERT’s headquarters. This isn’t out of the ordinary, with ERT and CyBC recently signing a deal to extend the level of co-operation between the two broadcasters.
“A big yes!”
Now, Media Magazine reports that the deal between CyBC and Helena had been on the table for some time. Nevertheless, both Helena and her record label had some “reservations” about the proposed project. However, it seems that these reservations have been overcome and the deal has been signed.
Official announcement due on Friday
Alex Papaconstantinou is in charge of this year’s Cypriot entry. In the words of Media Magazine, it seems Alex has “managed the impossible” and persuaded Helena to perform his song. Furthermore, an official announcement is expected to be made on Friday.
What do you make of these exciting reports? Indeed, is Helena heading back to Eurovision? Let us know in the comments below!