Monika (song)

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Cyprus "Monika"
Eurovision Song Contest 1981 entry
Alexia Vassiliou,
Areti Kassapi Haralabidou,
Aristos Moskovakis,
Roger Lee,
Doros Georgiadis
Doros Georgiadis
Stavros Sideras
Finals performance
Final result
Final points
Appearance chronology
"Mono I Agapi" (1982) ►

"Monika" (Greek script: "Μόνικα") was the debut entry for Cyprus in the Eurovision Song Contest, performed in Greek at the Eurovision Song Contest 1981 by Island (music group).

The song was performed eighteenth on the night, following Greece's Yiannis Dimitras with "Fegari Kalokerino" and preceding Switzerland's Peter, Sue & Marc with "Io senza te". At the close of voting, it had received 69 points, placing it sixth in a field of 20.

The song is a love ballad directed toward the titular Monica (generally transliterated Monika). The chorus also features the repetition of the word "Moni", which is Greek for "alone" (female), as well as being part of the girl's name.

It was succeeded as Cypriot representative at the 1982 Contest by Anna Vissi with "Mono I Agapi".