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2016 RESULTS – SEMI FINAL ONE

18 – Estonia = 24 points
17 – Moldova = 33 points
16 – Greece = 44 points
15 – Finland = 51 points
14 – Iceland = 51 points
13 – Montenegro = 60 points
12 – San Marino = 68 points
11 – Bosnia & Herzegovina = 104 points
10 – Croatia = 133 points
09 – The Czech republic = 161 points
08 – Cyprus = 164 points
07 – Austria = 170 points
06 – Azerbaijan = 185 points
05 – The Netherlands = 197 points
04 – Hungary = 197 points
03 – Malta = 209 points
02 – Armenia = 243 points
01 -Russia = 342 points

Minus One reveal ‘Alter Ego’ for Cyprus

Minus One

The official music video has been released for the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest entry from Cyprus. The rock band Minus One will perform Alter Ego. The song is composed by legendary Swedish writer Thomas G:Son with Minus One. The first play of the video was broadcast on CyBC news.

Alter Ego is a pop/rock song with a strong production. The video includes a wolf (whose name is Ares). The video production team were Director: Emilios Avraam, Director of Photography: Sofronis Sofroniou, Production Manager: Daina Papadaki, Production Design/Styling: Christy Polydorou, Constandina Andreou, Assistant Art: George Trakoshis, Make up Artist: Eleni Vavanou, Participating: Andria Aletrari, Car owner: George Adamou, Drone Operators: Antonis Loizides, Theodoros Demetriades, Electricians: Polyvios Symeonides, Donald Justus Gomez, Harry Trakoshis and Catering: Andreas Louros, Constantinos Themistokleous.

You can see the official video for Alter Ego below.

Source: www.eurovisionary.com; www.eurovision.tv

 

 

Cyprus go for rock in 2016 with Minus One

Minus One {copyright: www.palo.com.cy}
Minus One {copyright: www.palo.com.cy}

The public broadcaster CyBC has announced that the rock band Minus One will represent Cyprus at the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest in Sweden. The band are very popular in Cyprus and actually took part in the Eurovision selection in 2015 with the song Shine.

The song will be composed by Eurovision veteran from Sweden Thomas G:son, who wrote the 2012 winning song by Loreen entitled Euphoria. It is expected Thomas will go back to his roots and compose a rock song for the competition.

Source: www.eurovision.tv

 

RATING OF THE PRESS PR FOR EACH COUNTRY – PART 4

 

ISRAEL
One word – HORROR.
0 out of 10

LATVIA
Again, giving my close relationship to Latvia and the delegation, this was easy.
10 out of 10

AZERBAIJAN
This country is quite interesting; some years it is difficult dealing with them, some years easy. This year it was easier than normal.
8 out of 10

ICELAND
Iceland has been fairly easy until last year when I was unable to get the promo CD in Copenhagen, and hands up music did post it to a friend in Europe after the contest. This year again it started off difficult but I did manage to get the promo CD in the end.
8 out of 10

SWEDEN
Last year was very difficult, but this year it was very easy. Mans personally was very down to earth and I think we had good interaction with the press team of Sweden.
9.5 out of 10

SWITZERLAND
This country ranks probably on top every year, no need to interact with them, they put the promo items into each pigeonhole almost from day one.
10 out of 10

CYPRUS
Because I am quite impatient, this was a little difficult for me but in the end it was very easy, they just gave put the promo CD’s towards the end of week two.
9 out of 10

SLOVENIA
100% change from last year when I was unable to get the promo CD. This year there were tons, for most one of the best as it has something like 9 remixes. I would have preferred rather 9 language versions.
9 out of 10

POLAND
I got on very well with Monika’s husband and main composer of the song and got the beautiful promo CD quite fast.
9.5 out of 10

Sophia Patsalides performs original song on online tv show

Sophia Patsalides {copyright: Balcony tv}
Sophia Patsalides {copyright: Balcony tv}

Sophia Patsalides represented Cyprus at the 2014 Junior Eurovision Song Contest with her song I pio omorfi mera (The most wonderful day). Sophia’s big dream is to participate in the adult Eurovision Song Contest in the future.

Sophia has continued with her music since Junior Eurovision and she recently performed on the online station Balcony tv an original song entitled The Love You Know. She is also working on other musical projects including a performance with a rock band at school and also she has recorded two cover versions of songs that she will make videos for and reveal them soon.

You can see Sophia perform The Love You Know and be interview by Balcony tv below.

Source: Balcony tv; Sophia Patsalides/facebook; www.esccovers.com