Cyprus trivia is here this week. The island nation has sometimes had a bit of a rough deal in Eurovision but has been doing better recently, making it to the final every year since their return in 2015. They have some great fan favourites and entries with Hellenic flavour, let’s get to questions about them.
With some weeks before we begin looking forward to Eurovision 2019, it’s that time in a Eurovision fan’s year to reflect on past years and all the good music and events they brought. And, also, some trivia.
So You Think You Know… is a new series that will arrive each Wednesday, each time focusing on a new active Eurovision country. We are continuing alphabetically, Denmark will be next.
In which decade did Cyprus first enter Eurovision?
Which country have Cyprus given and received the most points from and to?
Meanwhile Cyprus gave no points to Turkey until 2003, possibly for political reasons.
When was Cyprus’ best result in the contest?
What does Eleni Foureira’s song titled ‘Fuego’ mean?
Technically it’s just fire although in my heart the yeah yeahs are there too
How high did ‘Fuego’ chart in the UK? The closest option is correct (if it was #139 and top 200 was included, that is the answer and not top 400)
The final tally was #64, a good position for a Eurovision song in the charts these days
Cyprus haven’t qualified with a Greek language entry since the semi final era started. True or false?
Their last Greek entry to see the grand final was in 2000. Their very next entry was the first time Cyprus had ever sent English.
Minus One’s ‘Alter Ego’ bears a strong similarity to which 00s rock classic?
Personally, my favourite Cypriot entry, and even better than the Killers’ song.
Which of these is not true about Lisa Andreas, who represented Cyprus in 2004?
She was in fact 16. That GCSE fact is still up on her Wikipedia page. The woman is 30.
Which Cypriot entrant appeared in the contest the same year as a Greek entrant in which both participants had been on the same season of Greek X Factor?
Eleftheria, the Greek entrant, also had a remarkably similar song.
Prior to their brief withdrawal in 2014, how many Cypriot entries had failed to qualify from the semifinals?
Only John Lilygreen and Ivi Adamou had made it through since Cyprus’ first semi participation in 2006.
Which Cypriot entry has a title meaning ‘My Motherland’?
Some of the 90s Cypriot entries were good. Well, Mana Mou especially.
If you haven’t already played them (or just want to play them again), check out the below links for the So You Think You Know… quizzes from past weeks.