Cyprus: Minus One

Cyprus Minus One

 

 

They won’t be to everyone’s taste, but Minus One provide a welcome break from all those ladies and their power pop songs. Lordi weren’t to everyone’s taste either, were they? Green Day fans will be sure to cast a vote for Cyprus, who deserve a place in the final, having qualified just three times in the past nine years it has participated.

 

Credit: Demetris Vattis


 

 

All Kinds of Everything: interview with Minus One’s Antonis Loizides


Babushki4 vs. Lordi4

WINNER: LORDI

ABBA4 vs. Eurovision Song Contest 2014

WINNER: ABBA

I listen to all genres of music and ABBA was one of the non-rock acts I was listening to when I was a teenager.

What does the Cypriot public think of Eurovision?

Most love it, some are indifferent, but almost everybody watches when it’s on and has opinions and favourites.

Do you have any rituals before going on stage?

A couple of shots sometimes, if you can call that a ritual…

Who is your favourite Eurovision act of all time?

Wig Wam, In My Dreams, Norway 2005. Although I listen to all kinds of music, it is closer than any other to my favourite music and of course different than the usual songs in this contest, so a plus as I consider it daring.

How do you normally watch the Eurovision Song Contest?

We don’t usually watch it as it’s always on a Saturday and we are on a stage performing. Last year, though, we watched the semi-finals in a pub all together.


 

 

Hello Europe, it’s Camilla calling! Here are the points from the House of Apcar vote.

Cyprus: 5 points

According to my own personal preference, I have awarded points to all 43 acts entering this year’s contest using the EBU’s scoring system (12, 10 and 8-1 points).