Cyprus in the Eurovision Song Contest 2008

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Eurovision Song Contest 2008
Country  Cyprus
National selection
Selection process National Final
Selection date(s) January 12, 2008
Selected entrant Evdokia Kadi
Selected song "Femme Fatale"
Finals performance
Semi-final result Failed to qualify (15th)
Cyprus in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Evdokia Kadi was chosen as the Cypriot representative at the Eurovision Song Contest 2008. The song selection took place in the form of a national final organized by CyBC. "Femme Fatale" is a traditional Greek Laïkó song with a French title.

National final[edit]

Composers were allowed to submit their songs until 15 November 2007.[1] Following the deadline, a professional seven-member jury selected 10 songs to compete in the national final on 12 January 2008.[2] The winner of the selection was decided through a mixture of a jury (40%) and a televote (60%). The jury consisted of those who selected the 10 competing songs with the addition of two guest jurors.[3]

The National Final took place at RIK's Studio 3 on January 12, 2008. The show was broadcast live on regional and satellite television, as well as online streaming provided by CyBC and the official Eurovision website channel, ESCTV. The final started at 8:15 PM CET, and lasted approximately 2 hours. The host of the show was Andreas Ektoras, while Evridiki along with Dimitris Korgialas performed the song "I Zoi Ehei Hroma" as the interval act.[4]

Evdokia Kadi won with the song "Femme Fatale", winning the televoting and coming third in the jury vote. Former Eurovision entrant Marlain Angelidou won the jury vote.[5]

Draw Artist Song Lyrics (l) / Music (m) Jury Televote Total Place
1 Eleni Skarpari "Moments of Madness" Mike Connaris (m & l) 16 18 34 7
2 Myria Pampori & Alexis Manison "Turning to You" Minas Pamporis (m & l) 8 48 56 4
3 Mirto Meletiou "Rescue Me" Christodoulos Haralampides (m & l), Andreas Ikonomidi (m & l) 20 12 32 9
4 Sofia Strati "This Can't Be Love" Giorgos Pellapashiotis (m & l) 12 42 54 5
5 Evdokia Kadi "Femme Fatale" Nikos Evagelou (m), Vangelis Evangelou (l) 32 72 104 1
6 Nikolas Metaxas "I Can't Be" Nikolas Metaxas (m & l) 40 60 100 2
7 Marlain Angelidou "Rejection" Marlain Angelidou (m & l) 48 36 84 3
8 Nikolas Metaxas "Butterfly" Nikolas Metaxas (m & l) 24 30 54 6
9 Elizabeth Anastasiou "Sugar Mountain" Michael Neophytou (m), Sotira Hadjipanagi (l) 4 24 28 10
10 Constantinos Andronikou "Calling You" Constantinos Andronikou (m & l) 28 6 34 8

At Eurovision[edit]

Cyprus took part in the second semi-final on 22 May 2008 and scored 36 points, of which the maximum 12 points were awarded by the United Kingdom, 8 by Bulgaria, 5 by Hungary, 4 by Turkey, 2 by each of Georgia, Albania and Switzerland, and 1 by Serbia, with the other fourteen voting countries all failing to award the song any points at all. This tally placed the Cypriot entry only 15th out of the 19 competitors in the semi-final, so it comfortably failed to qualify for the final. It did not have the regular European promotional tour as in previous years.[2] Evdokia Kadi was invited as a guest to the Greek national selection where she promoted her entry.[6]

Points Awarded by Cyprus[edit]

Points Awarded to Cyprus (Semi-Final 2)
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cyprus to hold national final in 2008!".  Esctoday (English)
  2. ^ a b "Cyprus: Eurovision 2008 call for songs".  Esctoday (English)
  3. ^ "Cyprus: 67 entries received".  Esctoday (English)
  4. ^ "Live: Cyprus decides for Belgrade".  ESCToday. Retrieved on April 8, 2008.
  5. ^ "Cyprus: Evdokia Kadi to Belgrade with Femme fatale".  ESCToday, January 12, 2008. Retrieved on April 18, 2008
  6. ^ "The press conference at the Athens Hilton hotel".  Oikotimes (English)