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Cyprus 2013 || Despina Olympiou - An me thimase
« on: November 29, 2012, 03:29:58 PM »

According to esctoday.com it is very possible, that Cyprus won't participate in ESC 2013.

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According to CyBC Chairman of the Board Mr Makis Symeou Cyprus may pull out of the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest due to the financial crisis the country faces, according to an interview published in Cypriot media.

In an interview with local newspaper Fileleftheros today, Mr Symeou states that participation in the Eurovision Song Contest has been a profitable project for the Cypriot broadcaster so far. Since Cyprus became the fourth country to strike a bailout deal with IMF CyBC officials fear that taking part in the contest might provoke negative reactions so a meeting will be held next week to determine whether the Cypriot flag will be flown in Malmö.

It seems though that not every member of the board shares the same opinion so all options are still open. In the case Cyprus decides to take part, every effort will be made for a low budget participation which could mean either a small scale national final with newcomer artists- such as talent show participants- or internal selection of an artist whose record label will be willing to undertake most of the cost.

So far Poland and Portugal have announced that they will not be taking part in 2013 due to financial problems whereas other broadcasters, such as the Greek ERT, have turned to private sponsors who will finance their national finals and on-location costs for Malmo.

In my opinion Cyprus should withdraw, because of the country's big economical problems.

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Re: Cyprus 2013 || Despina Olympiou - An me thimase
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2013, 12:58:13 AM »
 
CYPRUS 2013

Cypriot entry for the Eurovisiong Sontest 2013 in Malmö was An me thimase sung by Despina Olympiou.



The song was chosen internally and presented to the public on 14 February.
The entry was performed 14th in the running order in the First Semi Final and failed to qualify finishing 15th with a total of 11 points.


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Re: Cyprus 2013 || Despina Olympiou - An me thimase
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2013, 01:56:55 AM »
Official video:


Live performance from the First semi Final in Malmö:


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Re: Cyprus 2013 || Despina Olympiou - An me thimase
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2013, 01:22:01 AM »
I expected much more from Despina, especially after she got one great song titled "Vale Mousiki", who had good run in some online contests back in 2008/09 if i remember well. however this one disappointed me very much, as it really bored me almost into death...

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