Despite early rumours of Evangelia and Tania Breazou, Cyprus’ CyBC have been one of the most secretive broadcasters this year. In the meantime, they announced their creative team for Turin. Following recent rumours that Panik Records star Andromachi had been selected, today their entry was finally revealed via Cypriot TV.
Last week, Eurovision Fun and lifeNewsCy reported that the Cypriot entry for Eurovision 2022 would be released on March 9 through the show “Ola ston Aera” on RIK, which was later confirmed by CyBC.
Earlier this morning, LifeNewsCy reported that the title would be “Ela” (meaning ‘come’), this has since been confirmed by Head of Press Andreas Anastasiou live on “Ola ston Aera”, with the official announcement published shortly after:
The music video has been published on Panik Records’ website, and will then be released on all music platforms on March 11.
The song is premiered live on RIK 1 on “Ola ston Aera”, on which Andromache was interviewed. As promised, it is a bilingual pop song with production influenced by Greek Laïko music. It is very much in line with the dreamy Greek folk pop Andromache has released previously.
The song boasts an international songwriting team comprising of Alex Papaconstantinou, Arash, Eyelar Mirzazadeh, Fatjon Miftaraj, Filloreta Raci Fici, Geraldo Sandell, Giorgos Papadopoulos, Robert Uhlmann, Viktor Svensson and Yll Limani. Eurovision fans will know Arash, who represented Azerbaijan at Eurovision 2009 with “Always”.
Andromache Dimitropoulou, who performs under the moniker ‘Andromachi’, was born in Germany, before emigrating to Greece later in her childhood. Her breakthrough came as a contestant on The Voice of Greece in 2015, where she made it to the live shows. Since then, she signed to Panik Records and released a string of popular singles, most notably “Na Soun Psema“, which has almost 5 million views.
She is known for her etherial take on Greek folk, with her style being described as “like a beautiful fairy”. In 2020, she was a musical guest on the popular Greek music show Στην Υγειά μας ρε παιδιά, which was a staple for veterans in the Greek music scene.
ESCXTRA certainly approve of this choice, considering that she was included in our recent editorial on who we would like to see represent Cyprus in the future.
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