Cyprus in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012


Cyprus in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012
Eurovision Song Contest 2012
Country  Cyprus
National selection
Selection process Artist: Internal Selection
Song: National Final
Selection date(s) Artist: 3 August 2011
Song: TBD January 2011
Selected entrant Ivi Adamou

Cyprus will participate in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 in Baku, Azerbaijan. Ivi Adamou was revealed to be representing Cyprus on 3 August (officially 8 August).

Background

Prior to the 2012 Contest, Cyprus had participated in the Eurovision Song Contest twenty-nine times since its first entry in 1981.[1] Its best placing was fifth, which it achieved three times: in 1982 with the song "Mono I Agapi" performed by Anna Vissi, in 1997 with "Mana Mou" performed by Hara and Andreas Constantinou, and 2004 with "Stronger Every Minute" performed by Lisa Andreas. Cyprus's least successful result was in 1986 when it placed last in 1986 with the song "Tora Zo" by Elpida, receiving only three points in total. However, its worst finish in terms of points received was when it placed second to last in 1999 with "Tha'nai Erotas" by Marlain Angelidou, receiving only two.[2]

The Cypriot national broadcaster, Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation (CyBC) broadcasts the event in Cyprus each year and organizes the selection process for its entry. Selection processes have varied over the years from full national finals, such as in 2008, and 2009, and 2010 where the public chooses both the song and performer, to internal selections such as in 2005 and 2007 where the artist and sometimes song also is chosen by CyBC. For 2012, CyBC chose a hybrid selection process where the artist was chosen internally while the song will be chosen with a national final. This was opposite of the process used in 2011.

National final

On 3 August 2011, it was revealed that Ivi Adamou would represent Cyprus in the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest.

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