Eleni Foureira: “I love Cyprus very much, but it was too early to go to Eurovision again”!

In the show of OPEN TVJust The 2 Of US, Eleni Foureira was recently invited, making another explosive appearance. Eleni Foureira was asked about the scenarios that wanted her to accept a proposal from RIK this year in order to represent Cyprus once again in the contest.

Eleni Foureira once again confirmed these rumors, but said that it was too early to be in our favorite song contest again. It is interesting, however, that she kept open the possibility to be back in the future.

I love Cyprus very much, but it was too early to go to Eurovision again!

We remind you that Eleni Foureira and her record company PANIK Records, had responded to the honorary proposal of RIK, that although she would like to be in the contest again, she would prefer to do it in better conditions and not in 2021 with the fear of the pandemic .

Would you like to see Eleni Foureira again in the Eurovision Song Contest?

Cyprus: This is why Kalomira rejected CYBC’s proposal for Eurovision 2021!

The popular singer Kalomira gave an interview to the morning show of Open TV, Eytycheite to the journalist Giannis Poulopoulos.

In particular, she talked about her family and their life in America. Of course, she could not fail to mention Eurovision.

She spoke about Eurovision 2021 as her name was one of the first to fall on the table for the representation of Cyprus in Rotterdam.

She revealed:

It was a risk with the coronavirus to travel with the children. There I put the brake.

Would she go to Eurovision again in the future?

Yes, I would love to go to Eurovision in the future. The children have now grown up. I would like my children to see me on stage. They have not understood that I am a singer. They asked me why they were interviewing me.

Watch her full interview in the video below:

Would you like to see Kalomira on Eurovision stage again?

Cyprus: “El Diablo” will be revealed in March!

Elena Tsagrinou appeared on the ALPHA show, Happy Day, to talk about her participation with Cyprus in Eurovision 2021. Among what she said, she revealed that El Diablo will be made public in March!

Once again, Elena Tsagrinou appeared excited about her participation in Eurovision with the colors of Cyprus.

The song is super pop! Super dancing and uplifting and will give me the opportunity to move accordingly!

The important revelation she made was when we will listen to the song:

In March you will hear El Diablo!

Elena Tsagrinou explained how her choice was made. That it was essentially a decision of RIK and PANIK Records, saying that it is a very close-knit team that communicates daily, preparing from now on everything necessary for the best possible result.

The interview closed with the hostess of the show, expressing her optimism for the final result, based on what people who heard the song have told her.

Cyprus: Send your questions for Elena Tsagrinou!

For a few minutes now, Elena Tsagrinou has been nominated as the representative of Cyprus at Eurovision 2021 with the song El Diablo and with a very strong team behind her. The announcement was made through the morning show of RIK1, while at noon Elena will give her first interview on the Omega TV station and on the show Ela Na Deis.

Send everything you want to ask Elena Tsagrinou

In collaboration with the show Ela Na Deis, Eurovision Fun gives the opportunity to all its readers to send their questions to Elena Tsagrinou. We will give everything you send us to the journalist of the show Alexandros Taramountas, in order for him to address your questions to Elena!

The show Ela Na Deis, is broadcast daily at 13.00 to 15.00 local time (12.00 to 14.00 CET) and you can also watch it online at the following link:

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So write in the comments below, everything you want to ask Elena Tsagrinou and see her answer in a few hours, live on the show Ela Na Deis on Omega TV!

Cyprus: With Elena Tsagrinou and “El Diablo” at Eurovision 2021 – CYBC’s announcement!

The Cyprus Radio Broadcaster (CYBC) made an official announcement today, for the country’s representative in the Eurovision Song Contest 2021, who is none other than Elena Tsagrinou!

Pleased and excited to announce our 2021 Entry:

Elena Tsagrinou

Elena Tsagrinou is one of the most talented and…

Δημοσιεύτηκε από CYBC: Eurovision Cyprus στις Τρίτη, 24 Νοεμβρίου 2020

 

The Cypriot team for Rotterdam

As it became known a while ago on the morning show of RIK1, Elena Tsagrinou will compete in Eurovision 2021 with the song El Diablo! The 26-year-old Greek Elena Tsagrinou was selected after an internal selection. El Diablo is signed by Thomas Stengaard, Laurel Parker, Jimmy Joker and Oxa, all very important composers with hits inside and outside Eurovision.

Already yesterday, according to our secure information and as you first read through Eurovision Fun, there were advanced discussions with an artist belonging in PANIK Records, in order to represent Cyprus in May in Rotterdam.

In the summer, in an interview with the Cypriot magazine Hello, she stated that she is ready and of course interested in participating in Eurovision, either with Greece or Cyprus. In addition, in 2019 she was among the artists that were rumored for representing Greece!

Who is Elena Tsagrinou?

Elena was born on November 16, 1994 in Athens. From a young age she was involved in music and attended a Music High School. In 2009, she participated in the ANT1 talent show “Greece got talent”. In the summer of 2013, she was auditioned by the band OtherView (after the departure of Krystallia) for the position of singer. In the same year, Elena participated in the MEGA music show, “Just The 2 Of Us” as coach of Ivan Svitailo.

In the 2016-2017 season, she was a backstage presenter on SKAI’s talent show, The Voice of Greece. From 2018 follows a solo career. She has released several successful singles, while she has many collaborations with the hottest Greek names such as Konstantinos Argyros, Demy, Panos Kiamos, Anastasios Rammos, Melisses, Tamta. She is a fresh face of the music industry and is one of the youngest rising singers of the pop scene and without a doubt she can stand worthy on the stage of Eurovision, since apart from a very good voice she also has an impressive presence.

“El Diablo”‘s composers

CYBC has also come up with the song, managing to have as creators of this year’s entry, a very strong team of composers. Once again, the Cypriot team that deals with the contest, proves its dedication and love to the Eurovision project, hoping that in Eurovision 2021, the entry of Cyprus will cause a sensation and will leave the best impressions!

El Diablo is signed by Thomas Stengaard, Laurell Barker, Jimmy Joker and Oxa. Thomas Stengaard was one of the creators of Only Teardrops, Denmark’s winning song at Eurovision 2013. Laurell Barker was behind five Eurovision entries. Switzerland in 2018, the United Kingdom, Germany and Switzerland in 2019 and Poland in 2020. He has also participated several times in the Melodifestivalen, but also in other national finals. Jimmy Joker has collaborated with literally all the big names in the world music scene (Lady Gaga, One Direction, Marc Anthony etc). He has even won a Grammy Award for his collaboration on Pitbull album Dale.

We remind you that CYBC has already announced as artistic director of its entry in the next contest, the Austrian, Marvin Dietmann, who was responsible for the stage presentation of both the winning entry of Austria in Eurovision 2014 with Conchita Wurst, but also the winning song in the juries voting of Austria in Eurovision 2018 with Cesár Sampson.

We can only wish “Good Luck” to the Cypriot team and Elena Tsagrinou for the best result in Rotterdam!

Stay tuned in EurovisionFun, for all the news regarding the Cypriot entry in Eurovision 2021.

Cyprus: It is official, RIK announces its artist for Eurovision 2021 tomorrow!

Through his Twitter account, the chairman of the Board of Directors of RIK, Andreas Frangos, confirmed our exclusive report. Tomorrow, Wednesday through the show of RIK1 at 10 in the morning we will find out the representative of Cyprus in Eurovision 2021!

As you read earlier at Eurovision Fun, Cyprus will be represented by a young, talented female singer of PANIK Records. The song has already been chosen and our information tells us that it is signed by very important musicians.

Stay tuned to Eurovision Fun for all the news regarding the Cypriot entry in Eurovision 2021!

Cyprus: CYBC is ready to announce its artist for Eurovision 2021 | EXCLUSIVE!

In its favorite month in November, CYBC seems to be very close to the announcement of its representative in Eurovision 2021.

A female singer in Eurovision 2021

After the confirmation in June that Sandro will not represent Cyprus in the next contest and that CYBC will look for a new artist, a lot was written, many rumors were circulated (with some of them being valid and some not), but with the Cypriot public broadcaster to remain silent, working methodically for the best possible entry in Eurovision 2021.

According to our reliable information and as you first read through Eurovision Fun, there are advanced discussions with an artist, from PANIK Records, in order to lift the weight of the representation of Cyprus in May in Rotterdam.

Although her name has been heard in the past among those who could represent either Cyprus or Greece in Eurovision, she was not one of the names that were widely rumored recently, to claim the ticket of Aphordite’s island in Eurovision 2021.

She is a fresh face of the music industry and is one of the youngest rising singers of the pop scene and without a doubt she can stand worthy on the stage of Eurovision, since apart from a very good voice she also has an impressive presence.

Most likely, at the meeting of the Board of Directors of CYBC tonight, there will be approval, so that very soon we have the official announcements.

What about the song?

RIK has also come up with the song, managing to have as composer of this year’s entry, a really very big name that will cause a sensation in its announcement.

Once again, the CYBC team that deals with the contest, proves its dedication and love to the Eurovision project, hoping that in Eurovision 2021, the participation of Cyprus will cause a sensation and will leave the best impressions!

We remind you that CYBC has already announced as artistic director of its participation in Eurovision 2021, the Austrian, Marvin Dietmann, who was responsible for the stage presentation of both the winning song of Austria in Eurovision 2014 with Conchita Wurst, but also the winning entry in the juries voting, of Austria in Eurovision 2018 with Cesár Sampson.

Respecting that the collaboration has not been formally completed yet, but also the fact that CYBC has not officially announced anything, we will not publish the name of the artist or the composer, wishing at the same time good luck in Cyprus!

Stay tuned to Eurovision Fun for all the developments regarding the Cypriot participation in Eurovision 2021!

Editorial: How fair will the “live on tape video” be for Eurovision 2021?

The announcement of the EBU and the Dutch organizers for the live on tape video that will be made by the 41 participants of Eurovision 2021, although it ensures that the contest will take place even in the worst case scenario regarding the course of the pandemic, but leaves many questions in the part of justice and equal conditions that should govern the competition.

What exactly is live on tape video?

According to what was announced, all participating broadcasters were asked to record a live performance of their entry in their country. This recording will be delivered before the contest and will take place in a studio. The recording will take place in real time (as it would in the Contest) without making changes to the vocals or any part of the show itself after the recording.

There will be freedom in the delegations, to present as they consider their entries better, but instructions will be given which will ensure the fairness and integrity of the competition. There will be no audience and the recording should be unique and not be published before the event in May.

Delegations are allowed to use similar technical capabilities and dimensions that would be available on stage in Rotterdam, but are also free to choose a more limited production facility. Video recordings must not contain augmented or virtual reality, overlays, confetti, drone shots, water, color use or green screen.

How to ensure meritocracy and fairness in the contest?

In addition to the above, the EBU also announced a series of safety valves, which will ensure that the 41 live video tapes will have been made under the same conditions. Indicatively, we mention that those present in the video recording will be a representative of the Dutch public broadcaster, while the shooting will be watched by the executive supervisor of the contest, as well as a representative from an independent voting observer (E&Y). The duration of the shooting will be one hour and at this time the participants will be able to videotape up to three times their appearance. The selection of the shot will be made by the Head of Delegation and another authorized representative.

Our doubts about live on tape video

First of all, let’s say that even under normal conditions, not everyone competes on equal terms. What do we mean by that? We see in recent years on the eurovision stage, impressive appearances, with the help of the use of technology. Technology that not all broadcasters can use. Fro example Serbian public broadcaster cannot spend the money that Swedish public broadcaster spends. Albanian television cannot spend the money spent by Russian or Azerbaijani television and so on.

So, many times the countries participating in the contest can start from different points of view, but what mitigates the above a bit is that they share the same stage and it is ensured that everyone sings live. With the advancement of technology, and given that each country can use any studio it wants, even that is in question.

We read that Russia uses virtual reality in its appearance for Junior Eurovision 2020, where the contest will take place via live on tape video. An effect that other countries probably will not have at their disposal, for economic and technical reasons.

Of course for the live on tape videos of Eurovision 2021 the EBU has banned such special effects. However, LEDs are not prohibited and it is possible for different sized scenes, something that, as you understand, will differentiate the final result.

What we all hope is that everything you read remains on a theoretical level only. The situation with the pandemic to improve and to have a Eurovision as close to normal as possible, with the 41 artists performing their songs on the stage of the Ahoy Arena!

What is your opinion about the live on tape video? Are equal conditions guaranteed for all?

Eurovision 2021: Participants will record their songs “live-on-tape” to ensure Contest will happen!

The EBU recently revealed how to ensure that Eurovision 2021 will happen, even in the worst case scenario with the course of the coronary pandemic.

Eurovision 2021 will take place in every way

After yesterday’s announcement that the distribution of countries in the two semifinals remains the same as that of Eurovision 2020, but also the presentation of the four possible scenarios for the conduct of Eurovision 2021, now another detail is given, concerning scenario D. In the new announcement of the EBU, concern the case in which in May the situation with the pandemic will be such that it will not allow air travel and reconnaissance, having a contest as Junior Eurovision 2020 will happen in a few days . With video appearances of the participants!

What is the process

All participating broadcasters were asked to record a live performance of their entries in their country. This recording will be delivered before the contest and will take place in a studio. The recording will take place in real time (as it would in the contest) without making changes to the vocals or any part of the show itself after the recording.

There will be freedom in the delegations, to present as they consider their participations better, but instructions will be given which will ensure the fairness and integrity of the competition. There will be no audience and the recording should be unique and not be published before the event in May.

Delegations are allowed to use similar technical capabilities and dimensions that would be available on stage in Rotterdam, but are also free to choose a more limited production facility. Video recordings must not contain augmented or virtual reality, overlays, confetti, drone shots, water, color use or green screen.

How will it be fair?

Normally in the Eurovision Song Contest all the artists would appear on the same stage under the same conditions giving everyone the same opportunity to shine. For the live recordings, the Reference Group of the Eurovision Song Contest approved additional measures to guarantee the fairness of the contest.

Prior to the recording, each participating broadcaster will meet with a representative from Host Broadcasters and submit a recording session schedule, studio setup and camera schedule.

The Head of Delegation will be on site during the registration period of 60 minutes and up to three authorized expirations, either alone or with an appropriate mandate, to make the final decision on the selection of the final receipt (from three).

A live link will be created during the recording to allow the Eurovision Executive Supervisor and a representative from an independent voting observer (E&Y) and Host Broadcaster to monitor the recording, provide assistance and support, and ensure the integrity and fairness of the contest.

No videos of the appearances from the national finals can be submitted, but each country can record on the same stage. The “live-on-tape” recordings must be delivered by the end of March.

Of course, as we mentioned at the beginning of the article, all of the above will apply in the case of contestants who will not be able to attend Rotterdam in May. The 65th Eurovision Song Contest will take place anyway!

Source: Eurovision.tv

Eurovision 2021: Allocation draw in semi-finals remains the same as in 2020!

A little while ago through the official social networks of the contest, it was announced that the draw of the semi-finals of this year’s contest will also apply to Eurovision 2021. Read more