Andromache will represent Cyprus at Eurovision 2022 with the song 'Ela'
The Cypriot broadcaster RIK has announced that singer songwriter Andromache will be representing Cyprus in Turin at Eurovision 2022 with her song 'Ela'.
The announcement was made on the CyBC 1 afternoon talk show ‘OLA STON AERA’.
An official release of 'Ela' will be out on all music streaming and download platforms on Friday.
'Ela' is a song with both English and Greek lyrics written by an extensive team consisting of Alex Papaconstantinou, Arash, Eyelar Mirzazadeh, Fatjon Miftaraj, Filloreta Raci Fifi, Geraldo Sandell, George Papadopoulos, Robert Uhlmann and Vikt Sylmann.
Alex Papaconstantinou (Alex P) is no stranger to Eurovision. He has previously written five Eurovision songs, 'Yassou Maria' from Greece 2007, 'Always' from Azerbaijan 2009 and three Cypriot entries, 'La La Love' in 2012, 'Fuego' in 2018 and 'Replay' in 2019. Arash has previously represented Azerbaijan alongside Aysel in 2009 with 'Always'.
The song has strong traditional elements, with the the Greek instrument, the bouzouki, featuring in the song.
Andromache (Andromachi) Dimitropoulou, known simple by her stage name Andromache, was born in Manheim, Germany in 1994. She competed in The Voice Greece back in 2015 where she rose in prominence. She has released many hit singles, with her biggest song 'Na Soun Psema' released in 2019 surpassing two million views on YouTube only after a couple months after release and currently surpassing one million streams on Spotify.
Cyprus debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest back in 1981 with the Island performing ‘Μόνικα’ finishing up in 6th place. Over the years Cyprus managed to reach fifth place three times firstly in 1982 with Anna Vissi’s ‘Μόνο η αγάπη’ and then again in 1997 with Hara & Andreas Constantinou ‘Μάνα μου’ and again in 2004 with Lisa Andreas’s power ballad ‘Stronger Every Minute’. It wouldn’t be until 2018 when Cyprus would get its best result yet when Eleni Foureira stormed Eurovision Song Contest with her runner up placed epic banger ‘Fuego’.