June has been so jam-packed with musical goodness that we have had to split our music round up across two parts. This first part includes new songs from Croatia’s Nina Kraljic, new music from Samra, Aminata, Barei, Ani Lorak and Manel Navarro, as well as three new songs from Armenia’s Iveta Mukuchyan including a duet with fellow Depi Evratesil judge Aram MP3, some rock hits from Cyrpus’ Minus One and Romania’s Voltaj and a new solo song from FreakyFortune’s Nikolas Raptakis. Check out the line up below!
Cyprus were one of the first Eurovision acts to announce their candidate for 2016 when they chose rock band Minus One by internal selection in November. Since then all has been quiet in the Cypriot camp until it was revealed earlier today that the song they would sing in Stockholm would be called ‘Alter Ego’.
Cyprus have competed in Eurovision 32 times since they debuted in 1981 with Island. Since then Cyprus’s best result has been fifth place on three occasions with Anna Vissi in 1982, Hara & Andreas Constantinou in 1997 and in 2004 with Lisa Andreas. More recently Cyprus hasn’t fared as well, failing to qualify from the semi final stage on six occasions out of their last ten attempts. Last year’s entry saw Giannis Karagiannis finish in 22nd place with his song ‘One Thing I Should Have Done’.