Pre-Contest Vote 2015: Cyprus

So guys, welcome to this new Contest that we’re rolling out – the ESC Views’ Pre-Contest Vote 2015! If you haven’t heard about it and how this entire system will work, feel free to click this fabulous link to take you to the ‘Launch Page’ of the competition. As we manage to compile more and more of these articles, they will be added to the Launch Page, so you can freely hop between all competing 40 entries! Right, shall we get started?

So this is how we’re going to run this series of articles in which we’re going to cover all 40 entries for this year:

  • We’re going to take on these articles in the running order for 2015 (Moldova is first, Armenia is second etc). We’ll do one article a day.
  • We’ll refer back to the Song Presentation or NF Review of the song.
  • We’ll provide you with the video so you can have a listen (if you haven’t managed to listen to it yet…which is highly unlikely!)
  • We’ll also give you a few words from the three of us while giving the song a score out of 12.
  • Finally, there’ll be a poll below for you guys to vote and give us your points on the song!

Got it? 🙂

Continuing with the second semi-final now and we come to the last country that is making a return to the Contest this year – Cyprus! They are sending Giannis Karagiannis John Karayiannis (why he decided to change his name for Eurovision is currently a mystery to us!) with his very slow and down-to-earth song “One Thing I Should Have Done”, which ties with Portugal on winning the award for the Longest Name of a Song this year! Cyprus is thought to go over most of the fans heads this year, but will first-time-listeners love him Vienna? We’re 18 days from finding out! If you haven’t heard ‘One Thing I Should Have Done’ yet, have a listen below!

Our opinions:

Rory – Yeah…Cyprus really hasn’t got me this year..I mean, Panagiotis was great from a vocal perspective, and Doody would be great purely for the visuals..but Giannis – sorry – John, it’s okay..there’s nothing that really grabs me here…but good luck all the same to him! Score: 4 points out of 12.

Lewis –The song’s been made a bit more interesting since my first listen, which was when it was selected. Being one of the many ballads means I don’t think it will pass the semi finals. If only Sophia Patsalides was 16, then it would’ve probably been Nicosia 2016, but I don’t think John will bring Cyprus its first win.   Score: 4 points out of 12.

Reece – This is a nice ditty, but there’s nothing remarkable about it. A dark horse to qualify though? I think so. Simple, cutesy, but certainly not the best Cyprus could’ve sent this year.  Score: 5 points out of 12.

Lauren – Ballad after ballad after ballad. Honestly, there doesn’t seem to be too much originality this year. There’s literally nothing to set this one apart from the sea of other ballads this year – however, this guy does have a good voice. Score: 5 points out of 12.

So now that you know what we think of the Cypriot song (giving it 18 points of 48), what do you think of it? Tell us by voting in the poll!

Did you vote? Well by the end of this series, we’ll know how many of you fans love/like/hate the Cypriot song! In the meantime, though, stay tuned to ESC Views, when Lewis will be taking on Slovenia! So what do you think of Cyprus’ song? Tell us by commenting below or voting in the poll!

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