Cyprus: CyBC approaches Kalomira for Eurovision 2021
The Greek Eurovision 2008 representative , Kalomira, has revealed that the Cypriot national broadcaster has approached her in order to discuss her potential comeback in Eurovision 2021 with Cyprus.
During her interview to Songfestival.be the Greek act that represented Greece in Eurovision 2008 with her song Secret Combination, confirmed that the Cypriot broadcaster had came in touch with her in order to talk on a Eurovision 2021 participation.
Answering to Songfestival.be Kalomira said about her talks with CyBC:
Yes, it is something we are talking about . Of course you never know. It can be talked about, but not continue. I don’t know if it’s the quarantine, but I have to get out of the house. I am in the mood to go to the Eurovision Song Contest! My entourage has contacted the Cypriot broadcaster, so it remains to be seen how everything turns out.
Further on commenting on how strange will it be to go with Cyprus instead of Greece she said:
At first I thought it was strange, but Tamta and Eleni Foureira have made me open to doing it. The countries have a strong bond, so I don’t think the Greeks would blame me.
The Greek-American act also revealed that in 2020 she received an invitation of interest by the Greek broadcaster but no talks were made further on. In addtion she stated that her will was to comeback in 2018 as it was the 10 year anniversary from her first participation.
You can read Kalomira’s full interview on Songfestival.be
Kalomira is a Greek-American singer, songwriter, model, and television personality. Born and raised on Long Island in the United States, she first came to prominence in Greece in 2003, after winning the Greek talent show Fame Story. She has subsequently released four studio albums, represented Greece in the Eurovision Song Contest 2008, and hosted various television shows.
Kalomira in Eurovision
At the end of 2007, Heaven Music chose Kalomira to be their contestant in the 2008 National Final to represent Greece in the Eurovision Song Contest 2008. Kalomira picked an R&B style upbeat song with a Greek feel composed by Konstantinos Pantzis with lyrics by Poseidonas Giannopoulos titled “Secret Combination”. On February 27, 2008, Kalomira won the National Final with “Secret Combination” and represented Greece in the Eurovision Song Contest 2008.
In the first semifinal, held on May 20, 2008, Kalomira scored well, coming in first place while at the Eurovision final, on May 24, she came in third behind Russia and Ukraine, with 218 points.