Silia Kapsis to represent Cyprus at Eurovision 2024
The Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation (CyPB) has announced that Silia Kapsis will be representing Cyprus at Eurovision 2024 in Malmö.
This announcement makes it the second year in a row that an artist from Australia with a Cypriot background will be representing Cyprus at Eurovision, after Sydney-born Andrew Lambrou was selected for Liverpool.
Silia is a 16-year-old talent, born and raised in Sydney and of Cypriot and Greek descent.
She has been performing since the age of 4 and has skills as a singer, dancer and actor.
As a singer, Silia was the lead singer for the Australian Youth Performing Arts Company which travelled throughout Australia, recurrent lead of numerous community events throughout Sydney and performed at the age of 11 in Beverley Hills, Los Angeles, for Hollywood Star Alex Russell at his 30th Birthday Event.
Silia released her debut song, 'Who Am I ?' in November 2022, which she wrote and composed at the age of 12. Her follow up single, 'No Boys Allowed' was released in March 2023. Silia's latest release is 'Disco Dancer' which dropped in May this year.
As a dancer, Silia has danced with numerous world-renowned choreographers in Australia and the US, has performed in their various dance projects both in Sydney and Los Angeles and was filmed by Taboo (Black Eyed Peas) for his dance documentary.
As an actor, Silia has worked on television on various projects for Nickelodeon. Silia was also cast as the lead role, Zoe, in her debut short film, 'Pearly Gates'. Silia is currently working for Nickelodeon as the Nick News Host.
Silia's song will be penned by Greek composer and producer Dimitris Kontopoulos who has written many Eurovision hits including Stefania's 'Last Dance' for Greece in 2021. There is no news on the song release, expect more news soon.
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’.
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