Alter Ego (song)

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"Alter Ego"
MinusOne - AlterEgo.jpg
Single by Minus One
Released22 February 2016
FormatDigital download
LabelMinus One Ltd.
Eurovision Song Contest 2016 entry
Minus One, Thomas G:son
Minus One, Thomas G:son
Finals performance
Semi-final result
Semi-final points
Final result
Final points
Appearance chronology
◄ "One Thing I Should Have Done" (2015)   
"Gravity" (2017) ►

"Alter Ego" is a song performed by the Cypriot rock band Minus One. The song, written by Minus One and Thomas G:son, represented Cyprus in the Eurovision Song Contest 2016. The official music video for the song was released on 22 February 2016. The song was released as a digital download on 11 March 2016 via Minus One Ltd.

Eurovision Song Contest[edit]

Minus One were announced as the Cypriot representatives for the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 on 4 November 2015 based on an internal decision by the Cypriot public broadcaster Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation (CyBC).[1] The band collaborated with Swedish composer Thomas G:son in order to compose their contest entry "Alter Ego", which was presented to the public via the release of the official music video on 22 February 2016.[2] Minus One performed the song during the first semi-final of the 2016 contest on 10 May, held at the Ericsson Globe in Stockholm, Sweden,[3] and have qualified for the final.[4] In the grand final, Minus One performed 14th and finished in the 21st place with 96 points.[5]

Track listing[edit]

Digital download[6]
1."Alter Ego"3:03


Chart (2016) Peak
Sweden Heatseekers (Sverigetopplistan)[7] 14

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
Worldwide 11 March 2016[6] Digital download Minus One Ltd.


  1. ^ Escudero, Victor M. (4 November 2015). "Minus One to represent Cyprus in 2016!". European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 18 January 2016.
  2. ^ Roxburgh, Gordon (22 February 2016). "Cyprus: Minus One present Alter Ego". European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 22 February 2016.
  3. ^ Jordan, Paul (25 January 2016). "Allocation Draw: The results!". European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 25 January 2016.
  4. ^ Roxburgh, Gordon (12 May 2016). "We have our first ten finalists". European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 12 May 2016.
  5. ^ "Eurovision Song Contest 2016 Grand Final | Eurovision Song Contest". Retrieved 2016-05-15.
  6. ^ a b "Alter Ego – Single by Minus One on iTunes". iTunes. Retrieved 29 March 2016.
  7. ^ Swedish Heatseekers Chart (13 May 2016). Retrieved 22 May 2016.