Cyprus – One of the many European countries that have to struggle with financial difficulties at the moment is Cyprus. The national broadcaster is not exempt from this development. The national broadcaster CyBC normally has to ask for funds from the state to finance the Eurovision participation. This year cost were considerably reduced by internally selecting Ivi Adamou and a rather low-cost national song selection. Sony Music Greece were willing to support Ivi Adamou financially, but the funds were approved.
Many politicians in Cyprus apparently criticize the country’s participation in Eurovision for its costs and the lack of success. There is thus considerable doubt whether the state will continue to support the Eurovision participation. Ivi Adamou managed to qualify for the final and came 16th. Her song has become a hit in several European countries. If they continue this successful formula, music labels may be interested to fund the Cypriot participation in the future. Stay tuned for more on this issue. CyBC has not confirmed anything as of yet!