Cyprus: Tamta will fly the flag in Tel Aviv!
People and Eurofans we have our second ESC 2019 act unveiled as Eurovision 2019 national selection season is unwiding. Tamta will fly the Cypriot flag in Tel Aviv next May and aims to stand out with her entry entitled Replay
Cyprus’ last ESC 2018 success has given a huge boost to people’s interest within the country and the broadcaster’s ambitions for the next contest, therefore it was not surprise that the county was one of the first to confirm participation in Tel Aviv.
National broadcaster CyBC today posted what was more than obvious the last two months:
THE CREATIVE TEAM BEHIND THE SONG
The Cypriot briadcaster through teasers and quizzes revealed that the composer of the song will be once again the Greek Swedish songwriter and composer Alex Papaconstantinou.
After last year’s succeess with Foureira the Cypriot broadcaster had no reason to change its recipe and sticked once again with Alex who contributed to this year’s 2nd place in Lisbon. On the other hand, it’s not time the time Alex and Tamta will meet each other in the music scene, as back in 2015 Alex was behind Tamta’s song “Unloved” which was to compete in the Greek national selection but eventually failed to me comply with the submission deadline and didn’t reach in the national final.
Alongside with Alex the CyBC revealed the whole creative team behind the Cypriot entry , which includes some of the most successful names of the music industry Teddy Sky, Viktor Svensson, Albin Nedler and Kristofer Fogelmark are on board and will try along Alex contribute in making a winning entry for Cyprus.
After the composer’s creative team the broadcaster went on with the staging director of the song . The well known choreographer Sacha Jean Baptise, will be responsible for the Cypriot entry’s staging for a 4th time. Sacha is familiar to Eurovision family as she has been involved many times in several country’s staging.At the 2018 contest she directed the performances of Cyprus, Australia and Bulgaria, she has also previously worked with the delegations of Armenia (2016) and Georgia.
Apart from Eurovisiom Jean-Baptiste has great experience as a choreographer contributing in the staging of many TV shows as the Swedish Idol, X Factor Sweden of course Melodifestivalen.
You need my love on REPLAY
CyBC had hinted and later confirmed the song’s title, through a new cover picture on Facebook. Thus, Replay becomes the first revealed song title of the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. It’s remarkable that CyBCdidn’t stay there, as some of the track’s lyrics are also out, such as:
You need my love on replay
Replay, replay, replay, yeah…
Tamta Goduadze is a Greek pop singer of Georgian origin. She was born in Tbilisi in 1981, where she lived until the age of 22, when she finally moved to Athens, Greece. Her involvement in music started off with her participation in the Greek reality show Super Idol in 2004, where she placed 2nd. On that show’s occasion, she released her first song To allo mou miso, a duet with her co-competitor and winner of the show, Stavros Konstantinou.
In January 2007, Hellenic Radio and Television (ERT), announced Tamta’s participation in national final to be the Greek representative in the Eurovision Song Contest 2007. She placed third of the three participants, and Sarbel went to the Contest.
Her latest album, Agapise Me, was released on May 16, 2007 and the first single is “Agapise Me” (Love me). More recently, she released a CD single titled “Mia Stigmi Esi Ki Ego/Ela Sto Rhythmo”.The cd include a remix of RBD Wanna Play Tamta was make RBD famous in Greece from her singles Pame Parea Rebelde and Agapw Wanna Play.Later on 2008 the RBD’s album Rebel’s was bestselling cd of the month March.It includes the Greek version a duet with Tamta. In early 2009, Tamta released the ballad “Koita Me” to radios as the first single from her upcoming album, which was released in March 2010. Among other some of her songs that met great success in Greece are Den telionei etsi i agapi, Kita me, Fotia, Niose tin kardia, Gennithika gia sena, Ilious kai thalasses and Tag you in my sky.
Here’s Tamta’s latest single Na me paris makria (Take me away), penned by the Greek boyband Melisses and official soundtrack of Bachelor 3 movie:
Tamta and Eurovision
Tamta’s involvement in Eurovision is nothing new, as it started back in 2007, when she took part in the Greek national final with the ballad song With love. However, she didn’t fly to Helsinki that year, as she came 3rd in the show.
THE EUROVISION STORY SO FAR
Cyprus debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1981 with the group Island, achieving an honorable 6th placing in Dublin. Aphrodite’s island has been represented by some of the biggest names in the Greek and Cypriot music industry: Anna Vissi (1982), Michalis Hatzigiannis (1998), Evridiki (1992,1994,2007), Ivi Adamou (2012), Despina Olympiou (2013), etc.
The country achieved its best Eurovision result this year when it placed 2nd with Eleni Foureira’s Fuego. The Athens-based mega-star was selected internally to fly the Cypriot flag at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon. Eleni made Cyprus proud with her magnificent and dazzling performance at the Altice Arena.
The 64th Eurovision Song Contest will be taking place on 14, 16 and 18 May at the EXPO Convention Center in Tel Aviv, Israel. The event will be organized and presented by the Israeli national broadcaster KAN and the EBU.