CyBC, the Cypriot national broadcaster has confirmedthat Cyprus will participate at the forthcoming 2016 Eurovision Song Contest. However the mechanism that will determine the country’s next representative will be announced in the neat future. Cyprus is the 20th country confirming their participation in Stockholm.

Cyprus participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 32 times since making its debut in 1981. Cyprus’ first entry was the group Island, who finished sixth. The country’s best result in the contest is three fifth place finishes, in 1982 with Anna Vissi and her entry Mono i Agapi, in 1997 with Hara & Andreas Constantinou and their entry Mana mou  and 2004 with Lisa Andreas and her song Stronger every minute.

In 2015 Cyprus selected its Eurovision entry and act via a national selection. John Karayiannis represented Cyprus at the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest with his entry One thing I should have done and after qualifying to the final , ended up in 22nd place.

Stay tuned on the INFE Network to get more news about the Cypriot national selection for Eurovision 2016.