Aspro Mavro

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Cyprus "Aspro Mavro"
Eurovision Song Contest 1987 entry
Country Cyprus
Artist(s) Alexia Vassiliou
As Alexia
Language Greek
Composer(s) Andreas Papapaulou
Lyricist(s) Maria Papapaulou
Conductor Jo Carlier
Finals performance
Final result 7th
Final points 80
Appearance chronology
◄ "Tora Zo" (1986)   
"Apopse As Vrethume" (1989) ►

"Aspro Mavro" (Greek script: "Άσπρο-μαύρο", English translation: "White Black") was the Cypriot entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1987, performed in Greek by Alexia (Alexia Vassiliou).

The song was performed 17th on the night, following Germany's Wind with "Laß Die Sonne In Dein Herz" and preceding Finland's Vicki Rosti and Boulevard with "Sata salamaa". At the close of voting, it had received 80 points, placing 7th in a field of 22.

The lyrics deals with a girl remembering a man she saw on a train but only being able to bring the memory back by playing on the piano (hence the "white black" of the song title).

It was succeeded as Cypriot representative at the 1989 Contest by Fani Polymeri and Yiannis Savvidakis with "Apopse As Vrethume". Cyprus was disqualified from the 1988 Contest, at which they would have been represented by Yiannis Demetriou with "Thimame (San To Rock 'N' Roll)".