Cyprus is the next country on our list! Since their 5th place finish in 2004, Cyprus has not done very well. Since then they have only qualified for the finals 3 times, and haven’t even made top 15 in those cases. In fact 5th place was the best that Cyprus has ever done in the competition.
This year they are sending John Karayiannis singing One Thing I Should Have Done in hopes of getting past their 5th place record. John has unforunately not done much singing and has had two failed attempts to represent Cyprus in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest (2007 and 2008). He’s hoping this year is ht eyear he gets a win for Cyprus with the following song.
Although the song is enjoyable to listen to, I don’t think it will get very far. It doesn’t have the quality that we usually look for in a song for Eurovision. It will likely do decently well from it’s neighbouring countries so it might make the finals, but from there I doubt that it would do very well. We’ll have to wait and see.