Cyprus: It’s final | Cyprus’ representative for Eurovision 2023 will not be selected through “All Together Now”!

As we previously reported as the most plausible scenario, has now become almost certain; All Together Now will not be used as the method of selection for the artist that will represent Cyprus in Eurovision 2023.

The trailer of the talent show that will be broadcast through Alpha TV (Greek free-to-air channel) and will be presented by Nikos Koklonis, is already on air, without a single reference to Eurovision or the possibility of the winner representing Cyprus in the upcoming competition.

Further to this, according to our exclusive information, “All Together Now” is scheduled to be aired in the second half of the year, since another show (“J2US”), will be broadcast instead in the first half. The preparation required for All Together Now is quite extensive and the production team could not make it in time to have the artist selected for Eurovision. Have in mind that additional time is anyway required for choosing an appropriate song.

However, the plans of Nikos Kokloni’s production company (“Barking Well Media”) for a talent show through which the winner will also get the ticket for the Eurovision Song Contest are not altogether abandoned. So, and if “All Together Now” gets the green light for a second season, we might see it return in the fall of 2023, for the selection of the Cyprus’ representative for Eurovision 2024.

Based on the above and without anything being a foregone conclusion, the most likely scenario is that CYBC will choose both the song and the artist by direct assignment, as in the previous years.

Stay tuned for updates on the matter!

Cyprus: “All Together Now” trailer is out | No mention of Eurovision!

The All Together Now trailer, through which Cyprus’ representative in Eurovision 2023 would have been selected, was aired yesterday, but without any reference to the Eurovision Song Contest.

As we informed you in our previous article, the things that came to light in Alpha’s show “Super Katerina”, as well as the surrounding circumstances, indicate that All Together Now will probably not be the medium whereby Cyprus’ Eurovision contestant will be selected for 2023.

This latest development is a further corroboration of the above conclusion. The trailer that already plays on Alpha channel and you can watch below, says nothing about the representation of Cyprus in Eurovision 2023. Is it possible that such an award really exists, but it is for some reason omitted in a trailer, where its main aim is to invite potential contestants to the talent show?

In the same context, Alpha channel’s website, where the trailer for All Together Now is also available, maintains radio silence on the issue.

So far, there has been no announcement from the Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation (“CYBC”) on the matter.

It seems that the most likely scenario is that the CYBC will continue with direct assignments, perhaps in collaboration with Panik Records, aiming this time for a better result than this year’s elimination.

Stay tuned on Eurovisionfun for all the updates and developments!


Cyprus: Is All Together Now the national selection show for 2023?

Although Andromachi did not qualify for the final and RIK had the lowest rating of a Eurovision final since 2013,the Cypriot public broadcaster is already planning its selection for Eurovision 2023.

There have been hints since September this year, when the CEO of Panik Records Giorgos Arsenakos revealed in an interview to OK magazine, that Panik was in talks with RIK already for the 2023 contest about a talent show, the winner of which will represent Cyprus in Eurovision 2023.

Even though there is no official announcement yet, Greek online media are reporting that the BBC format All Together Now, which will be aired on Alpha TV the fall of 2022, is going to be the show where the representative of Cyprus for the 2023 contest will be chosen. The format has been successfully adapted by many countries and in each episode, contestants perform in front of 100 judges, aiming to gain their vote. In the Greek version,  it is rumored that the judges will be 50 instead of 100 and it will include singers, songwriters and radio producers among them. The production will be by Barking Well Media, and seems that the host will be the owner of the production company and TV host, Nikos Koklonis.

Below you can see the 2019 UK representative Michael Rise, who rose to fame through the British version of All together Now when he got the vote of all 100 judges.

What do you think about All Together Now being the potential national selection show of the 2023 Cypriot entry? Tell us in the comments!